As in previous years, Wexford GAA will part-fund 14 scholarships for club members between the ages of 14 – 18 to attend a 3-week residential Gaeltacht course in the Connemara Gaeltacht from 27 June to 18 July. Is deis iontach í seo d’fhoghlaimeoirí óga am a chaitheamh i suíomh lán-Ghaelach agus moltar do chlubanna tacú leis an scéim seo.
We have negotiated a reduced rate for 14 Wexford GAA students and the scheme is based on the player, the player’s Club and Wexford GAA paying one-third each of the total cost. The course is designed to improve students’ fluency and develop their understanding of Irish in a fun and educational environment. The courses are fully accredited by the Department of Education and by Roinn na Gaeltachta. We have negotiated a discounted rate of €730 / student which means that the player and the Club will pay €243 each and Coiste na nÓg Loch Garman will pay €244. A combined payment from the player and his / her Club must be paid to Coiste na nÓg Loch Garman in the Spring, precise date to be confirmed.
The deadline for applications is Friday 3 February 2017 and nominations for this scholarship scheme should be submitted to an tOifigeach Gaeilge, Cian Ó Lionáin, via email at [email protected]. Má tá ceist ar bith ag iarrthóirí nó ag clubanna maidir leis seo téigh i dteagmháil le Cian tríd an ríomhphost nó cuir glaoch air ag 087.9020087. An information night for the successful applicants will be held in the coming months.
Each Club may nominate no more than 2 players and it is important that players and parents (plus mentors) be advised of this opportunity. Applicants must be paid-up members of their club. In previous years we have drawn 7 Clubs, each sending 2 players, but if interest levels in the scheme are particularly high this year we might select one player per Club so you are asked to number your applicants 1 and 2 (perhaps on the basis of a draw in your Club). A draw will be held at the February County Board meeting and priority will be given to Clubs who were not successful in the 2016 scholarship draw.
– Age Bracket: 14-18 years of age.
– Total Cost: €730 per Player (split into three parts – €243 each for player and club and €244 from Coiste na nÓg.)
– This significantly discounted price is only available to us if a full 14 students attend the summer course.
– Please submit names and dates of birth (max. 2 names per Club) by 3 Feb., 2017
– For further details please log on to www.colaistecholumba.ie