Expressions of Interest to join the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs Programme is now open

Expressions of Interest to join the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs Programme will open on November 18th 2023 and close on January 5th 2024.

If your club is interested in joining the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs Programme please fill out the expression of interest form and the subsequent application form. The next cycle of the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs programme will begin in spring 2024 until Autumn 2025.

Healthy Club Officers involved in the Irish Life GAA Healthy Club project since Phase 1 (2013)- Phase 5 (2022) can use their unique login details to access the portal and update their club account and reports accordingly. The Healthy Clubs portal is only available to clubs registered with the GAA Community & Health Department.

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You must provide your name.
Please let us know your position within the club.
You must provide a valid email address.
You must provide a valid telephone number.
You must select your county.
You must select your club.
You must provide your club name.
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The Irish Life GAA Programme aims to help GAA clubs explore how they support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve.

The healthy club model, which is based on best national and international practice, also aims to embed a healthy philosophy in a club while integrating health into the day-to-day club activities in a sustainable way.
It also aims to place the local GAA club at the heart of the community, making it a beacon for health in the locale.

Club Priority Areas

Healthy Clubs consult with their members and wider communities to determine what areas of health are prioritised. The most common priority areas include:

Physical Activity
Diversity and Inclusion
Community Development
Mental Fitness
Substance Use and Gambling
Healthy Eating
First level of accreditation. Fundamental requirements of a Healthy Club
Clubs striving to achieve more and boost their Healthy Club Profile
Highest standard of Healthy Clubs

Benefits for Clubs

The following benefits were highlighted in an independent evaluation by Waterford IT’s Centre for Health Behavioural Research

Increase in membership
Attract new volunteers
New funding & sponsorship avenues
Health benefits
Community goodwill
Positive media coverage
Exclusive access to resources & supports


Healthy Clubs Review 2020

Take a minute to enjoy this showcase of the work of the GAA Healthy Clubs during 2020

Health is at the heart of every club.

Clubs organically provide meaningful opportunities to socialise, play, and enjoy regular physical activity opportunities. Being part of the Healthy Clubs Project builds on this foundation and provides clubs with a framework to ensure that all aspects on their club are health- enhancing and inclusive.

Advice from Healthy Clubs "Get involved and start taking small steps that achieve lasting impact!".

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