Well done to CLG An Tearmainn one of thirteen clubs throughout the country recognised for driving the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative, which is an accredited NUIG Programme, within their communities. The other dozen clubs were: Cuala, Dublin; Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin; Clonad, Laois; Celbridge, Kildare; Craobh Rua, Armagh; Deel Rovers, Mayo; St Johns, Sligo; Lucan Sarsfields, Dublin; Newtown Blues, Louth; Padraic Pearses, Roscommon; Scotstown, Monaghan; and, Strabane Sigersons, Tyrone.

 

 

In early April 148 graduates were awarded a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action at the first in-person graduation since 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic meant the young people participating in the programme participated exclusively virtually, but this done little to dim the enthusiasm of those taking part.

 

The initiative, a tribute to Dermot’s lifetime of sporting and professional achievements and his commitment to community service, is brought to life through a partnership between GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway. The programme empowers young people to enhance their leadership capabilities to better enable them to reach their full potential and have a positive impact on the world around them.

 

For more information on how your club can get involved with the DEYLI contact

blanaid.carney@gaa.ie