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Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail today announced the return of Lá na gClubanna to the GAA Calendar in 2016.

This special day dedicated to GAA clubs and club activities will take place on Sunday May 8. The inaugural Lá na gClubanna was held in 2009 as part of the GAA’s national events to mark our 125th Anniversary.

A decision has been taken to reintroduce this festival into the national calendar as a day when Clubs will take centre stage and afford them the opportunity to celebrate their existence and impact in their community and reconnect with their locality.

Clubs are being encouraged to keep this date free and to plan events to fittingly mark the role they play in their community.

The return of this special Club day is part of a concerted effort to champion our Clubs as the most important part of the Association.

Uachtarán Aogán Ó Fearghail said: “Where we are at our best in the GAA – is in the Clubs. The absolute importance of the Club to the GAA is something I see and am made keenly aware of in my regular visits to clubs around the country and abroad.

“Lá na gClubanna is a day when our Clubs get to be centre stage and I’d encourage every Club in our Association to use this opportunity to celebrate who they are, where they are form and the role they play in our communities.”

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For further information download the Lá na gClubanna publication or visit www.gaa.ie