Tir Conaill Harps, Glasgow
Tir Conaill Harps has been serving the people of Glasgow for over 20 years. They are a community based Gaelic Athletic Club which provide opportunities for everyone in a safe, fun and an affordable environment for all ages. The club was founded in 1994 after a breakaway from another club. They formed after a meeting of about 17 people, all from Donegal with the exception of Tommy Main. Because of the strong Donegal connection the club was named 'Tir Conaill Harps.
Over the years the club has developed youth Gaelic football and started a Camogie team. In addition the club started up community clubs and now runs two youth Gaelic football teams and a youth hurling team. Recently the club has expanded greatly with members from Glasgow, all over Ireland and the world but has still maintained a strong Donegal identity.
Last year the men’s senior football team won the Scottish Championship with many members of both the squad and the coaching committee coming from Donegal. The current club Chairman, Maurice Friel is also a Donegal man.
The teams regularly visit Donegal - last year both the youth Gaelic football and hurling team played in the county and as usual got a great welcome. All this support from GAA clubs in Donegal is much appreciated. The clubs are constantly expanding and through schools work hope to be able to have teams in both codes at all levels.