Their conversations with their selected ‘One Good Adult’ (aged 55+), recorded on a smart phone along with a photo of the participants, will be stored for prosperity and future research purposes on the GAA’s eLearning platform.
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said:
“This project further shows what the GAA is about: building community and connecting people across generations - and even long distances - to share our stories and to learn from one another. We are delighted to provide this opportunity to record these important stories as part of the GAA Generations project. “
Prof Pat Dolan, UNESCO chair NUI Galway, said:
“This project is particularly timely and unique as it gives younger and older people in the GAA the opportunity to put on an eternal record what belonging means to them in the context of their club community and county – at the same time as giving a new learning to us all on what connects us in our daily lives”.
Prof. Mark Brennan, UNESCO chair, Penn State University, noted:
“The GAA is doing an amazing thing with this project. There are rare opportunities for younger and older people to talk openly and equally about the opportunities and challenges they are facing now and have in the past. The ability to share these in the dual context of sport and community building, sets the GAA apart. It’s incredibly important work for now and for generations to come.”
This project has benefitted from funding from the HSE Mental Health division.
How to get involved?
If you are a GAA member aged 12-21 years (inclusive) and would like to participate in this research project please complete the expression of interest form HERE. Depending on the volume of applications received, it may not be possible to facilitate everyone due to the analysis of the data required. Participants must be able to participate in the webinar on Wednesday, Oct 13th at 5pm.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Blánaid Carney at +353 (0) 1 819 2387