GAA at LIT
Limerick Institute of Technology GAA Club is a thriving, sporting hub for all students regardless of playing ability and experience level. We aim to cater for each student’s needs, with particular emphasis on Freshers and International Students as a means of assisting their integration into college life at LIT. Our GAA Club offers playing opportunities in competitive and recreational/social environments. Whether your desire is to win an All-Ireland, develop your current skills, meet new friends or try a new sport to stay active – LIT GAA Club will welcome you with open arms … or 2m socially distanced air hugs in the current climate. We have existing members in all LIT campus locations – Ennis, Clare Street, Clonmel, Moylish and Thurles.
Our GAA Club consists of Camogie, Gaelic Football, Handball, Hurling and Ladies Football. In a “normal” academic year, our competitive teams play in a League during Semester 1 – usually commencing in late September and finishing prior to Christmas exams. Semester 2 signifies the start of the Higher Education GAA Championships in each of the respective codes, typically with a playing window of January to March. Our Handball athletes have a series of competitions running nationally and internationally throughout the year also.
We field one team in Camogie and Ladies Football. These teams cater for all female players, from Freshers to Masters Students. Our Camógs compete in the Purcell Cup, while our Ballers play in the Donaghy Cup when Championship commences.
In the Gaelic Football department, we have a Freshers and Senior Football team. 1st Year male footballers have the added bonus of being legible to compete for a place on both panels, as our Senior Team operates at Div. 2 Championship level in the Trench Cup.
If you’re a keen hurler, we have two Fresher Hurling teams, and two Senior Teams – operating at Fitzgibbon & Intermediate level respectively. LIT proudly holds two Fitzgibbon Championships dating back to 2005 and 2007 – could you be the next player to reach that feat?
In the 2020/21 Academic Year, we intend to offer a social environment for beginners and/or returning players to try out and enjoy Gaelic Games. The manner of these activities will likely be small-sided and on a casual “show-up” basis for those wishing to participate. We look forward to welcoming newcomers and International students who may never have witnessed GAA in the flesh, and held a hurley, or kicked a size 5!
The GAA Club also boasts various scholarships and Munster GAA Bursaries which our members are invited to apply. These are awarded across all codes of Gaelic Games, and range from basic to elite award packages. We believe sport plays a huge a role in a student’s personal and professional development, and commit to aiding them balance the academic, sporting & social elements of their lives.
LIT GAA Club … where we all belong!