Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative opens to 15 GAA applicants

Following on from its successful pilot in 2014-15, the GAA, Foróige, and NUIG are delighted to announce that the innovative Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative is coming to South Dublin as part of Phase 2.

Fully supported by the family of the late great Dermot Earley Snr, the initiative is designed to support the next generation of young GAA leaders in achieving their full potential and in doing so to make their mark in their clubs, their counties, and indeed their country.

15 participant places are up for grabs and the application process is NOW OPEN to young GAA club members, male and female aged 15-18 years-old.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight Sunday the 5th of July.

The initiative runs over three modules between September 2015 and May 2016 and involves 30 hours of workshops designed to develop the leadership skills that Dermot epitomised on and off the field. 30 hours of self-directed learning is also required before the participants put their enhanced leadership skills into action through a club or community-based action project. Those who complete all three modules will graduate from NUIG with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action. The workshops will take place in Cuala and Naomh Olaf (see application form for more details). The lucky participants will also be gathered for at least one special event in Croke Park.

For more information on how to apply please contact Stacey Cannon, GAA National Health & Wellbeing Coordinator on or 01 8192387 or please click here:


Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found here