Bridge to the Future - Clarinbridge Juvenile GAA Club launch their new Juvenile Club Training Top

The Clarinbridge Juvenile GAA Club began the season in style with the launch of a personalised training top for every juvenile player and coach.

This is part of an initiative to build the Clarinbridge GAA brand across the community and is one of the pillars of the ‘Bridge to the Future’ – 5 Year Strategic Plan launched last year. One of the goals of the 5 Year Strategic Plan is to extend the dimensions of the club life so that it becomes the beating heart of the community.  

Also, this year Clarinbridge GAA welcomes the support of a new local sponsor, Margin Gain Services, a local company focused on managing the timely delivery of operationally critical projects and programmes for client partners.  Speaking at the launch, Ger Conolin from Margin Gain Services explained why he got involved with the sponsorship. ‘Clarinbridge GAA is the bedrock of the local community in which Margin Gain Services is based. The opportunity to support the club in a manner that helps the club to further strengthen its community-centred ambitions is a welcome and exciting development for the company’.

Commenting at the launch Mícheál Donoghue, Galway Senior Hurling Manager spoke about the importance of building the club identity, particularly with our younger members. ‘It’s great to see the club identity growing in the community and especially the focus on the younger members of our club as they are our future. I look forward to seeing the boys wearing their new training tops with pride’.

Brand Association with Opt for Life - The logo on the front of the training top is ‘Opt for Life’. Founded by Joe Brolly, Opt for Life is a foundation that has national association with many clubs throughout the country and whose key objective is to raise awareness around organ donation. Clarinbridge GAA believe this brand association has a unique fit with the club as the awareness of health and wellbeing is also a key pillar of the 5 Year Strategic Plan. 


Pictured at the launch are:

Back Row  L-R Imelda Cahill (5 Year Strategic Plan – Brand Group) , Luke Spelman, Micheál Donoghue (Galway Senior Hurling Manager), Ger Conolin (Margin Gain Services) , Brian Cox (Chairman Juvenile Club), Kathleen Lynskey ( Brand Group & Juvenile Club Vice-Secretary). 


Front Row James Forde, Jack D’Arcy, Dylan Kearney, Patrick Carty, Jack Deely, Oscar Murphy.


Club History

Clarinbridge was involved from the very beginning of the G.A.A. in Galway. Fr. Lee in this book "The Annals of G.A.A. in Galway" describes how over 7,000 people gathered in Clarinbridge to watch a match between Clarinbridge and Labane in 1885.