An enthusiastic crowd attended the launch in Dublin last night of the City’s latest GAA club – , Na Gaeil Óga CLG. – a club with a difference as all of the players speak and communicate in the Irish language.
The newly appointed Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., himself no mean Gaelic Football star in his Kerry days, officially launched the new Irish speaking GAA team at Foras na Gaeilge headquarters.
According to Daithí de Buitléir, Chairperson of Na Gaeil Óga CLG “This club belongs to the Irish speaking community in Dublin, and provides a unique opportunity for them to meet and celebrate their language”.
The Club, which has already joined the Dublin County Board and plays in League 10 is also getting ready to participate in Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta for the first time this year.
The Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta tournament will take place from 3rd-5th June in Donegal. Spokesperson for Na Gaeil Óga, Ciarán Mac Fhearghusa said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. This is an important part of the process of founding a sustainable club, which will
eventually have teams competing in every age group, and every category in Dublin’s GAA competitions”.
Further information about na Gaeil Óga is available by contacting the club’s PRO, Cian Ó Fiaich at the details below: