First Things First … Tyrone GAA

The GAA is Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation, its community and volunteer bases making it something special and unique. It’s about being proud of Who we are and Where we’re from and committing as volunteers to foster and develop those things.

Tyrone remains a County where the Gaelic tradition is alive and well. The GAA is embedded in every part of Tyrone bringing together 55 Clubs, over 600 teams, a central presence in over 100 Schools, 14,000+ adult members and 12,000+ active participants.

Our GAA role ranges far beyond the simple delivery of Gaelic games. We act as a community hub and also promote Irish culture and heritage via language, music, song, dance, drama, art, heritage, lectures/talks and events. We do these things to contribute to local community development, to pride, esteem, contentment, well-being and self-worth.

What Motivates Us … and Drives Garvaghey

Garvaghey was created to act as a bulwark against growing service centralisation, the flight to the cities and ever-increasing globalisation. It speaks quietly but clearly that for non-metropolitan Ireland the good things in life are not always to be found somewhere else, that the local and indigenous have a unique and precious value and vibrancy. It is about creating value for Tyrone and its people. Above all, it is about Legacy, about this generation leaving something important and sustainable to those who come after us.

Oidhreacht … Legacy
Something that’s cherished which is passed on to someone who’s cherished

How It Was All Done

Garvaghey has cost £7m to put in place. Although the Tyrone GAA family is easily its biggest funder, contributing £3.75m, we are indebted to all our funders:

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