New Irish Speaking Laochra Loch Lao GAA Club was formally launched as part of the Thomas Ashe centenary weekend on September 23 2017 at Coláiste Feirste’s and Laochra Loch Lao’s newly built, state of the art sport facilities which includes a full championship sized GAA pitch.
Following 10 years as amalgamated senior club, competing in various competitions Laochra Loch Lao and having carried out a comprehensive survey in Belfast Bunscoileanna, and we are now progressing to become the only standalone Irish speaking GAA club, with the aim of fostering a first-class GAA experience through Irish for the next generation of young Gaels in Belfast. Laochra Loch Lao will add value to your child’s personal, social, cultural, educational and sporting development.
CLG Laochra Loch Lao provides the highest standard GAA training and pastoral care by qualified coaches with many years’ experience in this field. We aim is to develop a mainstream, competitive GAA club that will be recognised throughout Ireland because of its dedication to the Irish language and its sporting excellence. All coaches are also linked to and supported by local Gaelscoileanna, will be fully qualified and Access NI vetted.
For Laochra Loch Lao club members, our native language is not a hobby, an afterthought, a foot note or tokenistic. We view the Irish language as is our dominant acoustic and the language we will conduct all our business and sporting activities in at all times. We want to ensure that your children have the chance to live their lives through the medium of Irish. Our club will be a natural extension to the fantastic and unique experience your child receives in our Bunscoileanna and Cumainn óige. To this end, we will be providing the highest quality GAA coaching in our native tongue in the best sporting facilities in Belfast.
Sports through the medium of Irish will add value to all Gaels by increasing fluency and normalising the social use of the language through fun activity outside of the formal education of the classroom. So Join us in Belfast newest and most transformational Language project, join the Irish language revolution, join and take part in Laochra Loch Lao CLG.
Training Days and Times:
Nursery Programme: Sundays 11am
Under 6 & 8: Tuesdays 6pm and Sundays 11am
Men’s Senior Football: Wednesdays 7:30pm
Women’s Senior Football: Wednesdays 7:00pm
**All training sessions take place at Coláiste Feirste’s new state of the art facilities on the Falls Road.**