Community is at the core of the GAA and for us in Carnmore it is the foundation our club is built on. We are blessed to have a fanastic community and parish around us who continue to support and give generously to our club year on year. Without our community we would not exist.
Our small patch of County Galway is hurling obsessed, the game is the lifeblood of the area and it's people. We are hugely proud to be assocaited with the red and white of Carnmore, the only hurling club in the county to wear these colours. It is rare to find someone within the community who is not involved with the club in some shape of form. This is something we are take great pride from as we are continously focused on reaching out to every corner of our community in our effrots to be as inclusive as possible.
We have a strong relationship with with our local schools, both in Carnmore and Claregalway, our local businesses and the people themselves. Our club has undergone dramatic changes over the past 10 years, including the construction of a ball alley, a stand and an additional two full sized fields. Huge portions of this work were a result of countless volunteering hours from club members and those in the community.
Within the parish we have four schools those being, Carnmore National School, Claregalway National School, Educate Together and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. We engage closely with our local schools to promote the games of hurling and camogie through providing equipment such as balls, hurls and helments and also visiting schools to provide coaching. With the opening of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir in September 2013 it mean't that almost all our juvenile hurlers were beginning to attend the one secondary school which we believe is a hugely positive both from a social and sporting perpective.
Carnmore is often considered a dual-club despite Carnmore not having football teams. Our football is played by Claregalway with whom we have shared a fanastic working relationship with for many years. Both clubs team up to delivery the club lotto and much of our players, particularly at the younger grades compete in both codes. In many ways we function as one providing a strong GAA community for all living in the area.
It is impotant to us we welcome and facilitate as many people as we possibly can. In our community centre many other groups use the facilities including the Naionra Montessori school and the local and hugely successful drama group Compantás Lir. Judo, Irish Dancing and Handball also take place on a weekly basis.