Healthy Clubs

The Healthy Club project aims to help GAA clubs explore how they support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve. GAA clubs already contribute to the health and wellbeing of their members by providing opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional, and psychological health.

The project aims to help GAA clubs identify what they are already doing well, identify areas where they can or would like to improve, and empower them to ensure that everyone who engages with their club benefits from the experience in a health-enhancing way, be they players, officers, coaches, parents, supporters, or members of their local community.

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 community. 

Launch of healthy club project 

A darkness into light walk was organised by the Adrigole Healthy clubs on May 7th 2022. The money raised was donated to Pieta House 


A walk and talk evening was organised by Adrigole Healthy Clubs to encourage people to get out, be active and have a chat with others. Tea and refreshments were had afterwards. 

A family fun evening was held in conjunction with the underage fun and games evenings. Many families turned out to take part in an all inclusive evening of family fun. 

Family Rounders was held as part of our annual festival weekend and great fun was had by all 

Below is Adrigole GAA Substance Abuse Policy 

Adrigole GAA Club Substance Use Policy 2022.pdf

in September  Adrigole GAA launched its Smoke and Vape Free policy. This is a great initiative under our participation in the Healthy Clubs initiative and we hope that it will help to protect the health of club members, visitors and the wider community minimising exposure to all tobacco related harm, including second-hand smoke. 

A special word of thanks to our under 10s/12s and their coaches who helped us launch the initiative yesterday. 

Anyone who is thinking about quitting can get free support from the HSE Quit Team at ‪1800 201 203 or

Special thanks to Catriona and the healthy club team for all their hard work on helping Adrigole GAA achieve this status