Healthy Club Project

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Healthy Club Projects

The Healthy Club project aims to help GAA clubs explore how they support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve. GAA clubs already contribute to the health and wellbeing of their members by providing opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional, and psychological health. 

The project aims to help GAA clubs identify what they are already doing well, identify areas where they can or would like to improve, and empower them to ensure that everyone who engages with their club benefits from the experience in a health-enhancing way, be they players, officers, coaches, parents, supporters, or members of their local community. 

The healthy club model, which is based on best national and international practice, also aims to embed a healthy philosophy in a club while integrating health into the day-to-day club activities in a sustainable way. It also aims to place the local GAA club at the heart of the community, making it a beacon for health in the locale. 

Currently Kilkenny have 6 healthy clubs – Clara, Conahy Shamrocks, Thomastown, Ballyhale Shamrocks, Dicksboro and Young Irelands.  Three clubs are working towards Healthy Club status – Bennettsbridge, Erins Own and John Lockes.  All other clubs will have the opportunity to apply when it opens up again in September/October for the next phase. 

Kilkenny Services

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National & Local Services

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Mental Fitness

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Gambling Awareness and Substance Use

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Healthy Eating

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Social Inclusion

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Club Wall Chart

Click on the following link to view image of Kilkenny GAA Health and Well-being partners and useful contacts.

Further Information from Chairperson of Kilkenny’s Health and Wellbeing Committee

Carmel Kenny:  Mobile No: 087-6680084; E Mail:


Events to Date

Click HERE to view photos and information on events organised in 2020 in Kilkenny

Click HERE to view photos and information on events organised in 2019 in Kilkenny


Kilkenny Committee

Click HERE to view Members of 2021 Health and Wellbeing Committee