Irish people are known all over the world for being storytellers. These tales are passed from one generation to the next.

To honour that, and to capture a better understanding of what the GAA means to its members, they want young people to get involved with the GAA Generations oral research project.

GAA Generations is looking for 500-1,000 young GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association members (aged 12-21 years old) who will receive online training in conducting an interview with a person of influence in their life aged 55+.

The conversations with their selected 'One Good Adult’, recorded on a smart phone along with a photo of the participants, will be stored on the GAA’s eLearning platform and published as part of the GAA archive.

For taking part, you will receive a UNESCO Chairs/ GAA Youth Researcher Certificate of Participation.

Older participants will also be given the opportunity to quiz their young interviewees on their GAA experiences and how it may have impacted their understanding of who they are.

How can I get involved?

If you are a young GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association member aged 12-21 years (inclusive) and would like to participate in this research project please complete the expression of interest form.

If you are a teacher and would like to have your students involved please see the Teacher Classroom Activity Page.

How does it work?

  1. Selected participants will be notified and must be able to participate in an Information Webinar (date TBC).
  2. Participant must complete an online Training Module on the GAA eLearning Platform.
  3. Participants identify the person (Age 55+) they will interview and conduct an audio interview approx 15 mins long using their Smartphone.
  4. Participants Upload the Interview to the GAA eLearning Platform.
  5. Participants are issued with a UNESCO Chairs/GAA Youth Researcher Certificate of Participation.
  6. Researchers from NUIG will analyse the interviews.
  7. Irish actor Cillian Murphy will voice-over a video highlighting the findings of the project.

For further information contact or Stephen Quinn at +353 (0) 1 819 2387