Padraig Pearses honoured at awards in Croke Park

Máire Uí Dorcaí and Gearóidín Sheerin of Cumann Phadraic Mhic Phiarais/Padraig Pearses, pictured collecting the Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha Silver Medal from Paul Flanagan (GAA Ambassador) in Croke Park last Friday. Pic: Conor O’Mearain

A Roscommon club was among those honoured at the prestigious Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha recognition awards, which were presented at a special ceremony in Croke Park last Friday night.

This year, 55 clubs from all over the country won bronze, silver or gold medals for their efforts, work and commitment for the promotion of the Irish language.

Sports and entertainment broadcaster Gráinne McElwain presided over the ceremony and announced the seven clubs that won gold medals, the 15 clubs that won silver medals, and the 33 clubs that won bronze medals this year.

The event saw one Roscommon club achieving a silver medal – a massive accomplishment – that being Cumann Phádraic Mhic Phiarais (Padraig Pearses).

Representatives from the clubs being honoured were present at Croke Park to proudly accept their awards, symbolising their dedication to promoting the Irish language both within their clubs and in their broader local communities.

Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha is a collaborative initiative between Glór na nGael and the GAA. The partnership is dedicated to enhancing the presence and usage of the Irish language across GAA clubs nationwide. These medals serve as a testament to the clubs’ ongoing efforts in integrating the Irish language into their activities and fostering its growth among their members and communities.