IFA and GAA foster good Community Relations through Sport

The I.F.A and Ulster GAA have been busy of late in a series of initiatives aimed at fostering closer Community relationships through sport.

The two associations have held the first of two joint educational workshops dealing with the fundamentals of Marketing, PR and Commercial activity for clubs in both associations. The speaker at the event was Geoff Wilson, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Irish FA.
Clubs from across the two Associations explored key issues around PR and Marketing. It was also a good opportunity for sports volunteers to learn from each other and to network.

Aongus O’Keefe, Club Development Officer at the Irish FA said, “This was the first joint workshop between the Irish FA and Ulster GAA and we were delighted with the turnout and interaction during the event.”

Oliver Galligan, Ulster GAA Communications Manager stated, “It’s important that we continue to develop the capacity of our volunteers across a range of issues so that our clubs can be the best. We’r delighted to be working with

the IFA to deliver these club development training workshops and look forward to further events.”

This video report results from a joint venture involving the Irish Football Association and Ulster GAA. Their ‘Good Relations’ Forum in Belfast aims to help build good community relations through sport.

IFA President Jim Shaw, Ulster GAA Vice-President Martin McAviney and Trevor Ringland from a Game of Three Halves all contribute to the report.


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