Ireland Lights Up 2023


The GAA’s popular ‘Ireland Lights Up’ initiative returns in January 2023 in partnership with RTE’s Operation Transformation, Get Ireland Walking and the Irish Life “My Life” app.

‘Ireland Lights Up’ encourages GAA clubs across the 32 counties to turn on their floodlights and open their walking tracks so their community can come together to walk and talk in a safe environment during the dark winter evenings. As ever, Operation Transformation, which returns to our screens on January 4th will shine a light on this great initiative by showcasing each week on the show GAA clubs that are participating in ‘Ireland Lights Up’.

Participating clubs are asked to organise a community walk a minimum of one evening per week for seven weeks, starting from Wednesday, January 11th, and running to the conclusion of Operation Transformation on March 1st. Irish Life, proud sponsors of the GAA Healthy Club programme, are once again onboard to host another 'HealthyClubs Steps Challenge' through their MyLife health app. An incredible 28,000 participants tracked their steps through the MyLife app in January 2022, with three clubs in each province winning prizes totalling €5,000. By registering for Ireland Lights Up you are automatically registered for the Steps Challenge (although you don't have to participate in the latter - that is at your discretion). The Steps Challenge will run for five weeks from January 11th.  To register your club for Ireland Lights Up and to get more information on the MyLife Healthy Club Steps Challenge please click here - Ireland Lights Up 2023

The MyLife app from Irish Life Financial Services is back for a 3rd year to team up with the GAA’s community and health department. The MyLife/GAA Healthy Clubs Every Step Counts Challenge is a great way for participants to get rewarded for tracking their distance during ‘Ireland Lights Up’ in 2023. All GAA Clubs can get involved in the challenge and are automatically registered as part of ‘Ireland Lights Up’.

The challenge, hosted on the MyLife app, asks each club and their community members to collectively walk 4,000 kilometres* which is approximately the distance around Ireland.

Challenge kick-off is Wednesday 11th January and will run for five weeks until midnight on the 15th February.

The challenge will be across the four provinces, each team that hits the 4,000km target will be included in their province’s prize draw for 1 of 3 O’Neills Vouchers for their club. Full details on the challenge and prizes can be found here.

The challenge will be live on MyLife from 1st December. The MyLife team will be in contact directly when your club is registered on the app. Any queries regarding registration please email support@mylife.irishlife.ie

Please allow up to 48hrs for your club to be registered onto the MyLife app. The MyLife team will be in touch directly with promotional materials when your clubs is available to join. Thanks for your patience!

You can download the MyLife app in the App Store or Google Play 

*This is estimated walking distance of the circumference of Ireland

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