Roscommon GAA Culture
There are three key parts to the cultural element of the GAA:
- The Irish Language
- traditional Music, Song and Dance and
- the History of our games.
Below is more information on each category and details of the activities will be published here on a regular basis.
As well as using Gaeilge in our day to day activities Roscommon GAA organises an annual Gaeltacht Grant Competition for Post-Primary students.
As part of our promotion of the Irish language, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Roscomáin are offering a number of grants to students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Irish language. Applications are invited from full time secondary school students in Co. Roscommon. Each grant is worth €200. Successful candidates from 2014 and 2015 may not take part in this competition. Two of the grants will be awarded to students who have taken part in the GAA Scor na nÓg competitions. Students are to apply with a short essay as Gaeilge (300 words) entitled: “An Cumann Lúthchleas Gael sa bhliain 2016” plus an application form which can be downloaded by clicking here.
Completed applications should be forwarded to Michael Mac Ghiolla Dhuinn, Oifigeach Cultúir agus Gaeilge, Roscommon County Board Office, Racecourse Road, Roscommon on or before Friday 29th April 2016, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications after this date will not be accepted. Also, applications without a G.A.A. Membership Number or written clarification from the secretary of Camogie/Ladies Club will not be entertained.
Gaeilge in the Club
The following booklet outlines the role of an Irish Officer in the Club: An tOifigeach sa Chlub
and at National level, the GAA has produced a very useful booklet that can be used by everyone with the aim of increasing the use of the language (click to download):
Leabharin Tearmai Gaeilge
It contains many useful phrases that can be used in the course of all GAA activities.
Both of these downloads are approx 4MB is size
If you would like to discuss these topics in more detail please email email@example.com.
Click here to visit our dedicated Scór website Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased.
There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question Time and Set Dancing. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór Na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsear, for those over 17. A competition for Primary School Children is also ran in the county.
Click here to visit our dedicated History Project website
In 2010 the Board set up a website which formed the basis for volume two of the Roscommon GAA History Book.
The site contains Interviews, Articles, Rolls of Honour from a number of the main Club competitions and Club Rolls of Honour submitted by the Clubs themselves.
For further information on the project email firstname.lastname@example.org.