Daingean GAA in Offaly was founded in 1889 in honour of the Nationalist John Mandeville, and is a passionate Gaelic Football club participating in the intermediate championship.
Funding from our players facilitated the building of the Community Sports Hall, which has really engaged the whole local community. The hall was constructed with the aim of facilitating Gaelic Games and all other forms of community activities e.g. Basketball, Pilates, Active Retirement etc. The sports hall has given Daingean GAA a new focus to be more than just a Gaelic club, to become integral to all community activities.
Because of Covid- 19, building on an extension to the hall was halted. However, the community decided to use some of the funding on creating a wonderful community response unit during the pandemic. This response unit assisted the wider community in providing meals on wheels, medical and shopping runs for the vulnerable in their community. The club helped the most vulnerable and older people in the community by doing a ‘Turfathon’. They helped out by footing and saved turf for the people in their community who could not leave their houses during the pandemic. Everybody got involved from club management, players, mentors and supporters all wearing the maroon jersey’s, turning turf.
This club is not just about football its about community spirit and looking after each other in tough times. We're proud that we can support such a fantastic club doing great work in their community.