Information on Healthy Clubs Week

GAA Healthy Club Project

Please find a selection of Healthy Club Project updates and information below. Some of our members might find this very useful for themselves or their family. At the bottom there are some great webinars that may be of interest.

Every Step Counts Challenge

The My Life Step Challenge came to an end last week with 27,000 participants representing 600 clubs racking up 6 million kms and 7.5 billion steps!! The winners of the challenge are due to be released this Friday 12th of March, so make sure to keep an eye out.


Healthy Club Walking Hero

We feel it is only right to add some more prizes into the pot to further acknowledge your hard work during the Every Step Counts Challenge. In each province we will now also have 3 Healthy Club Azzurri Vouchers up for grabs (€1,000, €750 & €500). We are looking for your club to nominate 1 Healthy Club Walking Hero – this may be an individual that made the challenge happen or an individual that went above and beyond throughout the step challenge and really embraced the ethos of the challenge. Please email with your nominations. Ensure your email includes: Nomination, reason for nomination, club name, contact number, county, province, and club contact number. Please also ensure the subject of the email reads, Healthy Club Walking Hero. If you have any questions regarding the Healthy Club Walking Hero nominations, please give Blánaid a call on 01 819 2387. Deadline for Nominations: COB 15th March 2021


GAA collaboration with TRUST Ireland Photo Competition for the month of March.

TRUST Ireland are launching a photo and caption competition. Entrants are invited to submit a photo or a video on what “human rights in and through sport” means to them, along with a short (240 character) caption explaining their choice. Entries can be original or curated photos or videos from the past or present. The competition is open to people of all ages both across Ireland and internationally. In particular, input from rightsholder groups including people with disabilities; women and girls; Travellers and ethnic minorities; the LGBTQI+ community; asylum seekers, refugees and migrants; and disadvantaged or marginalised communities are sought.


Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series

Title: Diversity and Inclusion Visibility.

Speakers: Sarah Mulkerrins, Sport Journalist and BBC reporter , Joanne O Riordan Disability Activist and Journalist, Zak Moradi Leitrim Hurler and Inclusion activist, Valeria Mulcahy, Cork LGFA and LGBT Activist.

Date: 9th March (Tuesday)

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Accessing the Event: Click here to join the meeting


Mental Health Questionnaire

The GAA and its official mental health partner Samaritans are conducting a short questionnaire to gather some information on what mental health activities have been rolled out in Healthy Clubs and to see what other supports our Healthy Clubs would like in the area of mental health and emotional wellbeing. This will help us in future development endeavours: Mental Health Questionnaire (


Irish Life MyLife Spring Step Challenge

Want to keep up the walking? Irish Life MyLife Spring Step Challenge is open to everyone for March 2021. This is the perfect opportunity to keep up the walking following on from the Healthy Club Step Challenge. Irish Life are asking participants to track 280,000 steps over 4 weeks (the equivalent of 10,000 per day) between 8th March – 4th April to be entered into the prize draw. For further details and ow to register please click on the following link: MyLife Spring Step Challenge 2021 (


Move for March

#MoveforMarch is an initiative to entice you to get up on your bike throughout March with AXA Community Bike Rides. If you are looking for some motivation to get back on your bike, or you’d like to challenge yourself, why not sign up and take part in any of the solo bike rides. You could win a See.Sense bike light! All advertised rides are covered through Cycling Ireland public liability cover.  Find out more:


LGBTQ+ Training

The Camogie Association are running some equality, inclusion and diversity training that may be interest to your members. These sessions are free for all those who register. The sessions they are running will be for targeted groups:


LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme

This programme is brought to you by Foróige, in collaboration with BeLonG To, and supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth. It aims to enable LGBTI+ and ally young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders, and to make a positive difference to their community through the practice of effective leadership. For further details on the programme please click on the following link: LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme.pdf – Google Drive. There will be two courses available, one for 15-18 year olds and one for 18+ year olds. Places are limited so please apply early. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd March at 12 noon: About the Programme (


HSE Stress Control Online

This is and evidence-based programme that teaches practical skills to deal with stress. It will help you to recognise the signs of stress such as how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts and help to develop skills to overcome panicky feelings and how to get a good night’s sleep. The course runs for three weeks starting on the 8th of March (timetable attached) and you can find further details at the following link:




Is mise le meas,


Aoife Ní Raghallaigh | Aoife Reilly
Comhordaitheoir na gCumann Folláine | Healthy Club Coordinator


CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 / GAA, Croke Park, Dublin 3


GAA Healthy Club Project