Roscommon Gaels All Stars – the Winning Team
Since its foundation Roscommon Gaels GAA Club has been central to Gaelic Games in Roscommon town and its surrounds. As a club it aims to ensure all members of the community are included in ways that best suit their needs and ultimately helps them reach their full potential.
With that in mind, in May 2019, the Roscommon Gaels All Stars team was launched – please watch the video. This was a team for children with additional needs who came every week for the entire summer to learn to kick a ball, swing a hurl, to play and above all have fun. This was a hugely successful, feel good initiative for all involved – the children, the parents, the volunteers and of course, the club itself.
In August 2019 the Club entered the initiative into a Spórt TG4 national competition to promote an aspect of the club that everyone was proud of. The hard work paid off when the club won the overall first prize which was a new Subaru Impreza. We are very grateful to Spórt TG4 & Subaru Ireland for running the competition it has been a huge boost to our club.
One of the conditions set by Spórt TG4 and Subaru Ireland was that the Subaru Impreza car must be raffled by Roscommon Gaels to raise money for the club. All monies raised will be invested to purchase specific equipment for our All Stars team and to continue to develop our facilities for the 33 teams we field. To conclude, while All Star awards are hard to come by in many counties, in Roscommon Gaels there is one group of little All Stars the whole club is very proud of.
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation and for Health and Safety reasons, Roscommon Gaels GAA club have come to the decision to defer the scheduled date of the Win A Subaru draw on May 3 rd to Saturday, August 29 th . It is hoped that by this time the normality that we used to know will have resumed by then. We are living in a very different environment at the moment.