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.
Roscommon GAA uses the Irish language in our day-to-day activities and communications and encourages club members and supporters to do likewise.
Clubs are asked to appoint an Irish Officer at their AGM and the following booklet outlines the role of an Irish Officer: An tOiﬁgeach Gaeilge sa Chlub and the GAA has also produced Leabharin Tearmai Gaeilge – a booklet containing many useful phrases that can be used in the course of all GAA activities, with the aim of increasing the overall use of the language.
Roscommon GAA also organises an annual Gaeltacht Grant Competition for Post-Primary students who wish to improve their knowledge of the Irish language. Details are distributed to clubs, and published on the home page of this website and in local media.
If you would like to discuss these topics in more detail please email email@example.com.
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.
Roscommon GAA has a very proud history and published two volumes of history on the subject. In 2010 the Roscommon GAA Communications Committee set up a website to act as a “living” document which could be updated on a regular basis. The content can now be found in the history section of this site and features Rolls of Honour from a number of the main Club competitions, Rolls of Honour submitted by the Clubs themselves as well as Interviews, and Articles.