Secondary Schools Writing Competition

The GAA Museum is inviting secondary school students to show off their writing prowess with an essay, short story or poem using the theme ‘The GAA is at the heart of who we are.’ Entries will be judged by a panel of talent-spotting experts, including writers Fiona Looney and Paul Howard.

There are two categories in this competition:
  • Junior Cycle (open to 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students)
  • Senior Cycle (open to 5th and 6th year students, as well as Transition Year students)
Entries will be accepted in both the Irish and English languages. There will be a prize for both the best English and Irish entry in each category.

Winners will be honoured with a special awards ceremony in Croke Park with their parents, teachers and the esteemed the judging panel. They’ll also get a chance to spend the day with the GAA Communications Department, where they might even uncover a future calling!
Full participation and prize details below. 
Closing date for entries is Friday 23rd November at 5pm.