Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Launch – Faces & Places: Episode 166
Leitrim GAA’s Annual Supporters Club launch took place last Thursday in Croke Park with over 200 Leitrim people assembled from both Dublin and home.
Master of Ceremonies and one of the event organisers Colin Regan spoke to Breifne Earley about the significance of the event not just in terms of the finance raised by the Supporters Club but by keeping exiled Leitrim natives connected to the county, the GAA and each other.
Feargal McGill, another Leitrim native based in Croke Park in his day job as Director of Player, Club and Games Administration with the GAA spoke to Breifne about how himself and Colin being based in HQ every day helped open the doors of the national stadium for the evening in recent years.
Former Leitrim Person of the Year, Frank Brady, now resident in New York City and a stalwart of gaelic games in the Big Apple was at the event in Croker and talked about the importance of that link between home and the overseas exiles.
Eamon Duignan, the driving force behind the “Help Build The Wall” campaign which has raised over €400,000 to date for Leitrim GAA spoke about the individual personal connections behind the success of the project.
County Board Chairman, Enda Stenson, spoke to Breifne about the importance of the fundraising to supporting the work of the board over the year.
Breifne also spoke to some of the passengers on the bus trip home from Dublin about why they make the annual trek to HQ each and every year. Joe Walpole of Drumkeerin and Ballinamore’s Dessie McHugh talk about why they make the journey each year ahead of the National League start.