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Partnership


Partners are those people, whose values reflect those of the Association, allowing the achievement of mutual goals. Partners will frequently afford us the opportunity to operate within on of the other four building blocks and they can can be internal, other sections of the Association for example, or external, charities, government and statutory bodies or other NGO's or voluntary organisations.

As well as being classified as either internal or external, the partnerships we establish can also be classified as...

  • Strategic - these are the long-term partnerships that allow us to deliver our strategic goals while supporting them in working towards their own long-term aspirations.
  • Charity - these are the GAA charity partners, five selected annually, that benefit from a substantial donation as well promotion and activation throughout the 12 month term of their partnership.

Official GAA Charities

Every year the GAA selects, from the countless worthy causes and organisations working charitably in our communities, five inspirational organisations who will each receive a monetary donation, as well as help raising the profile of the excellent work each are involved in.

The Cormac Trust
Established by the family of the late Tyrone All-Ireland winning senior footballer Cormac McAnallen, who died from sudden cardiac arrest at his home in March of 2004 at the age of just 24. Since then the Cormac Trust have done pioneering work: To raise awareness of sudden cardiac deaths in young people, and its causes; To promote cardiac screening for young people, especially for athletes; To provide education and information to raise awareness at government level and among other authorities as to the value of providing facilities for the screening of young people; To provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for sports clubs in the local region, for the use of the entire local community, and to train people in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of defibrillators.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
The trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body (or bodies) of a loved one (or loved ones) who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland. It is dedicated to the memory of Kevin Bell who was a talented Gaelic footballer and Irish dancing champion from Newry who was killed in a hit and run incident in New York in June, 2013.

Shabra Charity Foundation
Based in Monaghan, Shabra Charity was founded by Rita Shah and the late Oliver in Castleblaney in 1989. Their fund-raising efforts go towards donating equipment for heart and cancer research in Ireland while they also support the children who are orphaned by parents who died due to HIV and Aids by building a suitable orphanage and school facilities in Kenya and Nigeria. To date they have donated over €600,000 to these needy causes.

Pieta House
Pieta House is a centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide and opened its doors a decade ago in Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years they have helped over 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established eight subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area - Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Finglas and five further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway and Kerry.

Cliona's Foundation
In 2007, Terry and Brendan Ring created Cliona’s Foundation following the death of their daughter Cliona in 2006, who died from an inoperable brain tumour. Terry and Brendan founded Cliona’s Foundation as a non-profit Irish charity to help keep Cliona’s memory alive by helping families with a child suffering from a life threatening illness. To date Cliona’s Foundation has helped over 280 families throughout Ireland, raising over €1,000,000.

If you wish to apply to become an official charity for the coming year, please complete the application form below and return to community.health@gaa.ie

The Cormac Trust

Established by the family of the late Tyrone All-Ireland winning senior footballer Cormac McAnallen, who died from sudden cardiac arrest at his home in March of 2004 at the age of just 24. Since then the Cormac Trust have done pioneering work: To raise awareness of sudden cardiac deaths in young people, and its causes; To promote cardiac screening for young people, especially for athletes; To provide education and information to raise awareness at government level and among other authorities as to the value of providing facilities for the screening of young people; To provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for sports clubs in the local region, for the use of the entire local community, and to train people in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of defibrillators.

Official Sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship

Official Sponsors of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship