Our wonderful club in East Meath was chosen as the place to launch the brand new GAA Manifesto by Croke Park officials today. GAA Legends including GAA President John Horan, Director General Tom Ryan, Marty Morrissey, Edel Flynn and Paul Collins were in attendance to witness to unveiling of the manifesto wording which was filmed by National Media Outlets including TG4, RTE, Sportsfile, The Meath Chronicle and others. Below are some images from the mornings work to set the scene. Watch this website for a more detailed follow up and explanation of what happened today.
Below here is a copy of the Presidents Letter outlining the thinking behind the manifesto;
Today we launch our new GAA Manifesto, a celebration of our GAA – of our shared values and of all the people who make our GAA what it is.
The first manifestos were unveiled today at St Colmcille’s in Bettystown, Co Meath in both Irish and English, and a copy will be distributed to every club around the globe.
It is an affirmation of our GAA mission, vision and values, regardless of your role within the organisation, and is built around the statement: ‘GAA – Where We All Belong’ / CLG – Tá Áit Dúinn Uilig Ann’.
Based on feedback we sought from more than 8,000 people, this research revealed that the sense of belonging the GAA gives is of utmost importance to them.
We are asking you to help us give it visibility in your Clubs, by proudly displaying it in your clubhouses and dressing rooms, posting it on your websites and by engaging with it on both your club’s social media channels as well as your own. Attached you’ll find the files and guidelines to help you do this.
The GAA Manifesto and all that it stands for, will be brought to life in the coming months on our television screens, in print, on social media and crucially by you in our clubhouses right across the GAA network.
The campaign will feature members performing the duties and doing the things they do that provide the energy that fuels the GAA as a movement and a positive force in Irish life and beyond.
We hope the manifesto and the activity supporting it resonates with you as a GAA volunteer and we look forward to connecting with as many of our members as possible.
Thanking you as ever for your support.
Go raibh maith agaibh.
Seán Ó hÓráin
Below are a selection of images taken throughout the morning, keep an eye on Social Media for more and of course the national airwaves!