The Family Project – RTÉ



Animo TV is looking for families to take part in the second series of ‘The Family Project.’


This is a TV series promoting education in the home.


If you’d like some help juggling day to day life with family learning, please get in touch. Through the series we will show different learning methods and work on a family project that is fun and encourages learning in the home.


Families who take part in ‘The Family Project’ will be matched with a well-known Irish personality who will work with them on a project. The family will also have access to educational experts.


The Family Project will bring learning into the home and have fun along the way.


We are looking for a variety of families so please get in touch.



Sharon Dalton – Animo TV

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Phone: 01 646 8246





An important club meeting will be held in the meeting room on this Monday 24th Feb. at 8:30pm.  The main item on the agenda is to make a decision on the propoal to enter a combined ClooneyQuin/Tulla  team in the U15A hurling championship.  The mentors for our underage teams will also be finalised at this meeting. All members are welcome.







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Tired of Training? Learn by doing, helped by real experts... 

Our staff include Brendan Allen of Castlemine Farm and Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer as well as many others who want to share their experiences and mentor you.


Course Champions

Mentors that will interact with the course to help students to achieve success.


Pat Mc Donagh – Managing Director  - Supermacs

Brian Mc Eniff – Director – Mc Eniff Hotels

Pat Mc Donagh – Founder – Riverdeep

Frank Murphy - CEO - Monex


Do you fear the words "Innovation" and "Entrepreneurship"?  

At Innovation Academy, UCD break down the fear and remove the mystery around new ventures through our action-based learning techniques.We work together to build your confidence and skills, and better help you in the pursuit of your dream future.

  • No exams  

  • No lecturers 

  • Learn by trying, failing and trying again in a fun and supportive atmosphere with active entrepreneurs.  

    Helping you think differently about business as an option for YOU

    Build your skills, recognise your opportunities, determine your future.

    This is a great opportunity to obtain a UCD qualification through continuous assessment in an enjoyable environment closer to home.  Course are being delivered around the country so pick one near you.


    Course Locations

    Leinster 11th Febuary Tues/Wed


     Location: Portlaoise, Co. Loais

    Connaught 3rd April Thursday/Friday


     Munster 20th May Tuesday/Wednesday


     Location: TBC

     Ulster 22nd May Thursday/Friday


     Location: TBC


    Do you qualify for a free place? 

    This course is eligible for the HEA Springboard Programme.

  • Unemployed* with a previous history of employment AND satisfy one of the following three criteria:

  • Be in receipt of one of the following payments from the Department of Social Protection :

  • Jobseekers Benefit

  • Jobseekers Allowance

  • One Parent Family

  • Disability Allowance

  • Qualified Adults of Working Age

  • Carers Allowance

  • Farm Assist/Fish Assist

  • Widow(er)s Contributory or Non-contributory Pension

  • Blind Pension

  • Deserted Wives Allowance

    There is no requirement to be in receipt of a payment for a particular period of time prior to the commencement of the programme. Participants in receipt of an eligible payment at the time the Springboard course commences are eligible to apply for a place on that course. However, providers will be required to give priority to applications from people who are long term unemployed.



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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Innovation Academy, UCD and the GAA are to collaborate on a new initiative aimed at promoting sustainable communities throughout Ireland.

We are delighted to partner with UCD on this exciting innovative project and believe the reach of our organisation has the potential to bring opportunities to both members and non-members alike right across the island

Liam Ó Néill

The Community Entrepreneurship Programme was launched in Croke Park today by Professor Andrew Deeks, President, UCD and Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill. Also in attendance were well-known Entrepreneurs and Programme Champions Pat McDonagh, founder of Riverdeep and Brian McEniff, Director McEniff hotels.

Prof. Suzi Jarvis, Founding Director, Innovation Academy, UCD said: “Entrepreneurship is at the heart of sustainable communities and this is recognised by the Government which today has launched its National Entrepreneurship Strategy. The GAA and the Innovation Academy UCD through the Community Entrepreneurship Programme are providing very direct support to individuals living in rural communities to take that step to becoming self-employed.

"This is about job creation, about maintaining vibrant and economically successful communities and providing a viable alternative to emigration. We greatly value this collaboration with the GAA and look forward to growing the Community Entrepreneurship Programme with the Association.”

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill said; “We are delighted to partner with UCD on this exciting innovative project and believe the reach of our organisation has the potential to bring opportunities to both members and non-members alike right across the island.

"There is no shortage of talent amongst our people and this is not restricted by any means to those who live in large urban areas. I hope this initiative engages people of all ages from different backgrounds and makes a tangible difference in helping people to find career paths in the areas where they live across our four provinces.”

The collaboration will build on the combined strengths of the two parties, (i) community participation on the part of the GAA, (ii) action based entrepreneurial education as developed by the UCD Innovation Academy on the part of UCD.

The Community Entrepreneurship Programme facilitates those in rural communities to take a fresh look at their resources and examine how they can best harness them. Delivered over 18 weeks it is facilitated by entrepreneurs who apply their own experiences and knowledge to the design and delivery of the programme. They help students to develop the confidence and skills to turn their ideas into new ventures.

The programme is being championed by entrepreneurial leaders in each province, Pat McDonagh, founder of Riverdeep, Brian McEniff, Director, McEniff Hotels, Pat McDonagh, Managing Director, Supermacs and Frank Murphy, CEO, Monex.

The first four Community Entrepreneurship Programmes will be delivered in Portlaoise, Ballyhaunis, Limerick and Monaghan during 2014 with a view to extending the programme to other areas in 2015.

The programme is open to HEA Springboard applicants and participants who complete the Level 7 course will be presented with a Certificate in Community Entrepreneurship from University College Dublin. There are no exams and participants ‘learn by doing’, working in teams to develop key entrepreneurial skills.

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A Very Happy Christmas is extended to all who helped out in the club in any way during 2013 and we look forward to a great 2014 with a special welcome to all the new juvenile members who will join us in the coming year.