Clarinbridge GAA is going green as one of several clubs around the country chosen to take part in a pilot waste management programme.
The waste management scheme is part of the larger National GAA Green Clubs pilot initiative, aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.
Clarinbridge GAA are working with the GAA, Regional Waste Management Offices, and Galway County Council to develop guidelines on how best to deal with rubbish in GAA clubs.
Speaking on behalf of Clarinbridge GAA Club, vice-chairman Peter Boland said that they are delighted to be part of this initiative.
The club looks forward to “not only improving how we managing our waste going forward, but that our learnings will help other clubs identify and implement measures that will protect our environment,” he added.
The final stage of the project will be to develop a waste management toolkit, which will be made available to GAA clubs across the country.
Maria Finn of Galway County Council said “It’s wonderful to see a local club embracing good waste management practices.”
“This is a great example of a local climate action and is in line with the sustainability goals around sustainable cities and communities, around responsible production and consumption, climate action and life on the land.”
“We look forward to clubs around Ireland learning because of the hard work and commitment of Clarinbridge GAA here in Galway.”