The closing date for Macra’s club of the year competition is Thursday 30 June and every club is urged to enter. Application forms are available from the Macra national office and on The aim of the competition is to recognise and reward the hard work and commitment of clubs and members. Each entrant will be judged on a number of different criteria and counties/regions can put forward one entry each.

These entries will be shortlisted to 14 clubs who will be interviewed by an adjudicating panel. Following this, six clubs will be selected and they will progress to the national final which will take place at the Macra na Feirme annual conference (rally) over the October bank holiday weekend.