Two Donegal GAA clubs will be among 37 clubs in Ireland awarded medals next spring in recognition of their work to promote the Irish language in the clubs.
CLG An Clochán Liath, Dungloe, are 1 of just 6 clubs that will receive a silver medal while CLG Baile na nGallóglach, Milford, will receive a bronze medal.
The 37 clubs have been adjudicated over the last couple of weeks as part of the Joe McDonagh Foundation, a recognition scheme run by Glór na nGael in association with the Gaelic Athletic Association.
26 bronze medals, 6 silver medals and 5 gold medals are to be awarded to clubs from all over the island of Ireland. Caitríona Nic Seoin, Development Manager with Glór na nGael said that over 189 clubs took part in the scheme this year.
“The active participation of the clubs in this foundation greatly enhances the visibility and use of the Irish language in GAA clubs throughout the country.
“We are delighted with the enthusiasm we see from clubs wishing to participate in this scheme and that we are seeing the positive impact of their work within the communities.”
This foundation was named in honour of Joe McDonagh (1953-2016). Joe was an outstanding man who achieved a great deal during his lifetime not only for himself but also for the wider community.
He achieved the highest role in the Gaelic Athletic Association, as a hurler, took the McCarthy Cup back to Galway and was the chief executive and chairman of some of the major organisations in this country, including Foras na Gaeilge.
The full list of clubs that will be awarded medals at the event which is scheduled to be held in Croke Park in Spring are as follows:
Boinn Óir / GOLD MEDALS :
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh CLG, Co. Mhaigh Eo
Cumann Peil na mBan Maigh Cuilinn, Co. na Gaillimhe
An Cheathrú Rua CLG, Co. na Gaillimhe
Cárna Caiseal CLG, Co. na Gaillimhe
Cumann Caide na Gaeltachta, Co. Chiarraí
Boinn Airgid / SILVER MEDALS :
Bearna – Na Forbacha (Iománaíocht), Co. na Gaillimhe
An Ríocht CLG, Co. an Dúin
Naomh Peadar CLG, An Lorgain, Co. Ard Mhacha
Baile Buadáin, Naomh Éanna CLG, Áth Cliath
Naomh Colmcille CLG, An Charraig Mhór, Co. Thír Eoghain
An Clochán Liath CLG, Co. Dhún na nGall
Boinn Cré-umha / BRONZE MEDALS:
Cabán tSíle CLG, Áth Cliath
Clanna Gael Fontenoy CLG, Áth Cliath
Fánaithe Baile Buadáin CLG, Áth Cliath
Na Cloigthithe CLG, Áth Cliath
Naomh Barróg CLG, Áth Cliath
Naomh Pádraig CLG, Domhnach Bat, Áth Cliath
Sairséalaigh Leamhcáin CLG, Áth Cliath
Cill Mhichíl CLG, Co an Chláir
An Ghleann CLG, Co. an Dúin
Ard Ghlais CLG, Co. an Dúin
Clann na Banna CLG, Co. an Dúin
Baile Mhic an Aba CLG, Co. Ard Mhacha
Na Piarsaigh CLG, Eanach Mór, Co. Ard Mhacha
Uí Raithilligh CLG, Tailte an Choláiste, Co. Ard Mhacha
Achadha Mórdha CLG, Co. Chill Dara
Baile Éilís CLG, Co. Chill Dara
Mainistir Eimhín CLG, Co. Chill Dara
Nás na Ríogh CLG, Co. Chill Dara
Na Piarsaigh CLG, Doire Trasna, Co. Dhoire
Naomh Trea CLG, Co. Dhoire
Baile na nGallóglach CLG, Co. Dhún na nGall
Bealach na Leice CLG, Co. Fear Manach
Naomh Iósaf Eadarnaigh CLG, Co. Fear Manach
Mungairit Naomh Póil CLG, Co. Luimnigh
Peil na mBan – Pailís Ghréine CLG, Co. Luimnigh
Gaeil Mhaigh Eo CLG, Co. Mhaigh Eo