Willie Forde, Edenderry GAA Chairman, and Colm Cummins, former Edenderry GAA Chairman, receive the Bua Award at Croke Park
Representatives of Edenderry GAA were among nine clubs revealed as the first set of recipients of the new Leinster Beko ‘Club Bua’ award at Croke Park on Sunday, July 2, during the Leinster Hurling Final between Galway and Wexford.
The Leinster GAA Beko Club Bua Award is a new club accreditation and health check initiative, which all clubs in the province are encouraged to enter.
To be considered for an award, clubs take part in an assessment that promotes best practice in areas such as club coaching, club management and club development in an effort to encourage and reward clubs that are striving for excellence on and off the field.
The first nine clubs to receive awards, including Edenderry Chairman Willie Forde and former Chairman Colm Cummins, were welcomed to the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final.
They received a plaque from Leinster GAA Vice Chairman Pat Teehan and representatives from Beko, as well as €1,500 worth of free playing equipment from O’Neill’s and a chance to win free Beko appliances.
There is still a chance for clubs to register and enter as there will be two further draws held for eligible clubs this year. Check out leinstergaa.ie for more details on Club Bua.
The nine winning clubs to date are Palatine (Carlow), St Anne’s (Dublin), Clara (Kilkenny), Park/Ratheniska (Laois), Glen Emmets GFC (Louth), St Colmcille’s (Meath), Edenderry (Offaly), Mullingar Shamrocks (Westmeath), An Tochar (Wicklow).
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