Fingallians GAA Awarded For Their Promotion Of Irish

Fingallians GAA picPictured is Liam Ó Culbáird, (Culture Officer) second right, collecting the medal on behalf of Fingallians GAA.

The inaugural Joe McDonagh Foundation awards ceremony was held in Croke Park last month.

The foundation was set up by the family of the late ‘Liam McCarthy’ winning Galway hurler and previous president of the GAA, Joe McDonagh, in conjunction with Irish language group Glór na nGael and the GAA.

The gold, silver and bronze awards are presented to GAA clubs that are actively promoting and supporting An Ghaeilge within the Association.

In the inaugural year there were no gold medals awarded, but the North County was represented by Fingallians GAA who collected a silver.

Fingallians GAA have for many years been to the fore in the campaign for promotion of the Irish language within their membership and throughout the North County area.