Lidl Ireland Gives LGFA Clubs Funding Boost Through One Good Club

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Lidl Ireland Gives LGFA Clubs Funding Boost Through One Good Club

Lidl Ireland has announced the winners of the Lidl One Good Club Mental Health Programme, an initiative that supports Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) clubs across the country.

The retailer has to date invested more than €100,000 in more than 75 LGFA clubs as part of the initiative.

Today, Lidl has recognised three clubs with prestigious awards and €10,000 funding for their achievements as part of the programme.

Silverue GAA Club in Co. Kilkenny claimed the top spot as overall programme winners with the ‘Best Overall Programme Engagement’ award, receiving €5,000 in funding.

Fethard GAA Club in Co. Tipperary received the ‘Most Innovative’ award, while Shamrocks GAA Club in Co. Wexford won the ‘Strongest Community Involvement’ award, each receiving €2,500 in funding.


The Initiative

Developed in association with the LGFA, and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, the initiative aims to raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health amongst LGFA clubs across Ireland.

The programme focuses on five themes based on Jigsaw’s ‘5-a-day for your mental health’ framework.

These five-a-day are: be active, take notice, connect, give, and keep learning.

These provide a simple evidence-based actions for people to improve their wellbeing.

The 22 participating clubs received training and advice on how to run a successful community initiative via webinars delivered by the LGFA, Jigsaw and Lidl Ireland through resources provided on the dedicated Lidl One Good Club portal.


‘Renewed Energy, Camaraderie and Focus’

Speaking about Lidl’s One Good Club Programme for 2024, the corporate affairs director at Lidl Ireland Eimear O’Sullivan said, “Since launching the Lidl One Good Club Mental Health Programme in 2021, we have invested more than €100,000 in supporting more than 75 LGFA clubs across every county in Ireland.

“We are incredibly proud to see that the positive impacts of the Lidl One Good Club initiatives have been felt throughout clubs and communities across Ireland and it has been encouraging to see the commitment and effort from everyone through participation in this programme.

“We’re delighted to award three clubs additional funding to support their fantastic initiatives which will undoubtedly empower and support even more young people in the future.”

The president of the LGFA Mícheál Naughton said, “Once again, we’ve some remarkable efforts from clubs who participated in the Lidl One Good Club programme.

“Each year, this programme has the ability to bring a sense of renewed energy, camaraderie and focus to communities across Ireland – and this year was no different.


“While three clubs have been recognised with specific awards, I want to acknowledge each and every participant who took part in this year’s programme.

“Their creativity, drive and teamwork in delivering these initiatives has been truly inspiring and the work that the clubs have put in will leave a long-lasting impact in their local communities.

“I also wish to acknowledge the efforts of Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, in raising awareness of mental health issues across the entire LGFA community and beyond.

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