In May 2019, the Roscommon Gaels All Stars team was launched. 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 rules of the competition stipulates that the winning entry must raffle the car to raise funds 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.