The Joe McDonagh Foundation recently made a number of awards to GAA clubs across the nation in recognition of their work in promoting the Irish language.The Foundation was established by the family of the Galway All-Ireland hurling winner, Joe McDonagh,who later went on to become president of the GAA. Joe was a commited promoter of “An Ghaeilge” and was a language activist throughout his life. The “Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha” is administered by the late Joe McDonagh’s family, the GAA and the Irish language advocate group Glór na nGael.The awards recognise the work at community level that GAA clubs do in promoting our national language, a central part of the GAA ethos, alongside our national sports. 48 medals were awarded in 2020 including 3 gold medals, 12 silver and 33 bronze. The Fingal clubs that made it through in 2020 are as follows: Silver: Fingallians GAA, Swords and Bronze: Manowar GAA, Lusk; Comhghairdeas le gach club. These awards are a great honour for the Fingal and Dublin clubs and is a recognition of the ongoing work being done by the Irish language officers and their networks throughout the county. Áth Cliath abú!