The family of the late great Dermot Earley Snr believe a new initiative in his honour can help the next generation of young Irish leaders make their mark in the world. The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative, brought together by the GAA, Foróige and National University of Ireland Galway, commenced in Parnell Park on Wednesday 9th September for North Dublin clubs and Wednesday 16th September for South Dublin Clubs.
27 young GAA club members took on the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through this exciting programme that evokes and honours the values Dermot epitomised and held so dear.
Participants aged between 15- and 18-years-old, will explore all elements of leadership before being asked to put their skills to work in their own clubs and communities. Those who complete all three modules between September 2015 and May 2016 will be eligible to graduate from NUIG with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.