LIT GAA Club is at the heart of LIT as it caters for all students of all abilities. It is a great way to make new friends and meet people with similar interests. If you just want to make friends, or play at the highest level and compete against the country’s most elite players, the GAA Club is the place to be. There are many GAA members in each of LIT’s campuses (Moylish, Thurles, Clonmel, Clare Street).
Our GAA Club has a number of teams. There are two fresher hurling teams (First years) with three senior Hurling teams, Fitzgibbon Team, Intermediate Team and Junior Team. Each team participates in two national competitions, the League which is ran before Christmas and the Championship which is ran when the students come back from mid-term in January.
There is one camogie team in LIT. First years play along our senior cycle players who play in the Purcell Cup after Christmas. Likewise, to their male counterparts, their league starts in October.
LIT GAA Club also compete in the Trench Cup and Donaghy Cup. These two competitions are for our Mens and Lady Footballers, as well as these we also have a Fresher Football team Our Men’s team went on a great run last year, losing out to WIT in the Semi-Final of the Trench Cup. Our lady footballers on the other hand were very unlucky to miss out on the quarter finals of the Donaghy Cup as they drew their final group game.
LIT also offers handball as a sport and we have been very lucky to have had several students represent and win with the college both at home and abroad in recent years.
The GAA Club boasts various scholarships and Munster GAA Bursaries which our players can apply for. These are awarded for various codes and they range from elite awards to support those looking to make the next step in their careers.
LIT GAA club is proud to have had some of the finest GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football take the field for it’s teams and looks forward to continuing this trend into the future.