SOCIETIES
Joining a GMIT society provides you with the opportunity to meet friends with similar interests/hobbies while taking a break from study. With a host of societies from academic, cultural and hobby based societies, there will be something to suit everyone. Societies are run voluntarily by your fellow students for students. Sign up and get involved in a GMIT society today!

Antoinette Canavan – Student Activities Coordinator

Email: antoinette.canavan@gmit.ie

CLUBS
A sports club is a club formed by a group of people for the purpose of playing sports, meeting like minded people and getting involved in physical activity at your desired level.

Sign up and get involved in a GMIT Club today!

Molly Dunne – Sports Development Officer

Email: molly.dunne@gmit.ie

GMIT Clubs & Societes Day September 2016

Airsoft Club

GMIT Airsoft Club consists of Military Style War games played on outdoor sites consisting of varying terrain and indoor sites designed to mimic urban environments. For more information on Airsoft and how to join our team contact us by email. We train every Thursday at 8pm.

Contact Person: Airsoft PRO Email: gmitairsoft@gmail.com

Aeronautics Society

To cultivate and interest in space and exploration of Science.

Contact Person: Marc Margolias  Email: g00341942@gmit.ie

African Carribean Society

To promote African and Carribean culture within GMIT, and to also promote integration of people who may not be of African background into the society.

Chairperson: Toyeeb Bakano  Email: toyeebakano@gmail.com

Secretary: Francis Olajide  Email: g00332001@gmit.ie

An Cumann Gaelach

To inspire and promote Irish throughout the college, in a fun and friendly environment.

Chairperson: Darragh O Cleirigh Magnin Email: g00322278@gmit.ie

Anime and Manga Society

To create a safe open environment where fans of Anime and Manga both new and devout can interact, socialise, make friends and share their passion with other like-minded people.

Chairperson: Karolina Kaczoch Email: g00344052@gmit.ie

Secretary: Keith Glennon Email: g00311797@gmit.ie

Archery Club

GMIT Archery Club have training and coaching sessions to cater for beginners and advanced members. The club trains in the GMIT Sports Hall Wednesdays from 4.30pm.

Chairperson: Dale Burke Email: gmitarcheryclub@gmail.com

Atheltics Club

GMIT Athletics Club train in Mervue United and Daingean NUIG on Mondays & Thursdays. New members always welcome.

Contact Person: Cathy McKenna Email: gmitathletics@gmail.com or cathymck19@gmail.com

Badminton Club

Badminton takes place on Tuesday at 6pm in the Sports Hall. If you would like to join the Badminton Club please contact us by email or our Facebook group.

Contact Email: g00328245@gmit.ie

Best Buddies

We are student volunteers who are paired up with people with intellectual disabilities, we give them the opportunity to make new friends through weekly social activities. We and our buddies take part in activities like disco’s, bowling, art nights, sports and many more fun activities!

Chairperson: Eddie Connolly Email: eddieconnolly91@hotmail.com

Secterary: Linda Keane Email: volunteers@abilitywest.ie

Business Society

We aim to promote Business Studies within the college by organising business orientated events.

Chairperson: Keli Nugent Email: g00336074@gmit.ie

Secretary: Jayne Cooley Email: g00337719@gmit.ie

Boxing Club

The Boxing Club train on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.15pm in the Studio in the Sports Hall. If you would like to join please contact us by email or our Facebook group.

Contact Email: patthai11@gmail.com

 

Camogie Club

If you are interested in joining the Camogie Club please email us.

Contact Email: damien.curley@gmit.ie

Cheerleading Club

The Cheerleading Club train on Mondays from 5-7pm in the Sports Hall. If you are interested in joining the Cheerleading Club please email us.

Contact Email: g00322283@gmit.ie

Christian Society

GMIT Christian Fellowship Society aims at building up GMIT students spiritually to have a personal relationship with God. This is achieved through streamlined activities: bible study, prayer sessions, talk-shows/interactive sessions, etc.

We meet every Thursday; time: 6:00–7:00 p.m. Current venue:  Room 165 (Michael Corrigan Theatre)

Chairperson: Mirella Email: mirequeen94@yahoo.it

Comedy Society

This society was set up to promote Comedy within GMIT and make students more aware of the shows and live acts which are going on around Galway.

Chairperson: Cathal Shanagher Email: gmitcomedy@hotmail.com

Secterary: Michael McSweeney Email: g00339868@gmit.ie

Computing Society

Our objective is to better ourselves in course, working toward building mindsets on computing. In our society we want to have opportunities at building robotics and software, etc.

Chairperson: Mindangas Sarskus Email: g00339629@gmit.ie

Secterary: Elena Makarenko Email: g00341964@gmit.ie

Cricket Club

The Cricket Club train on Thursdays at 5pm in teh Sports Hall. If you would like to join please email us or message our Facebook group.

Contact Email: g00321094@gmit.ie

Cycling Club

If you would like to join the cycling club or find out more information, please email us.

Contact Email: naoisesheridan@gmail.com

Digital Media Society

We offer anybody who is interested the opportunity learn more or develop their interest in anything to do with Digital Media.

Chairperson: Lauren Farrell Email: laurenfarrell150496@gmail.com

Secretary: Cormac Kelly Email: cormac048@gmail.com

Darts Club

To sign up for GMIT Dart’s Club or for further information contact Martin.

Contact Person: Club PRO

Email: gmitdartsclub@gmail.com

DJ Society

Chairperson: Zohib / Darragh  Email: g00297034@gmit.ie

Drama Society

To have fun whilst indulging in themagnificant world of theatrical arts such as acting, dancing and/or singing.

Chairperson: Thomas Portoso  Email: g00351095@gmit.ie

Secretary: Ciara V Lynott  Email: g00344487@gmit.ie

Engineering Society

The engineering society is open to engineers from all disciplines and years, even to engineering enthusiasts. Our main goal is to create an engineering community in GMIT, to create connections for possible future work placement and to have fun

Chairperson: Ruth Harney Email: G00331415@gmit.ie 

Secretary: Glenn Doyle Email: G00332514@gmit.ie 

Entertainment Society

To organise college events throughout the year, i.e quizzes, charity fundraisers.

Chairperson: Ryan Claffey  Email: g00335897@gmit.ie

Secretary: Brian Doyle  Email: briandoyle147@gmail.com

Equestrian Club

To sign up for GMIT equestrian Club or for further information contact Kevin.

The Equestrian Club trains on Tuesdays in Cooper Hill Equine Centre.

Contact Person: Kevin Halvey

Email: kevinhalvey1@gmail.com

Film Hub Society

A platform for aspiring filmakers to practice film-making, script writing, camera work, producing, audio and editing.

Chairperson: Martin King Email: goo340154@gmit.ie

Secretary: Meaghan McKeon Joyce  Email: meaghanmckeonjoyce@gmail.com

First Responder Society

We are a society in GMIT that are aiming to get as many people trained up in Citizen CPR and CFR as possible. Any questions please ask 🙂

Chairperson: Jennifer Dolan Email: jenidola@hotmail.co.uk

Fitzgibbon Hurling

To sign upto the Fitzgibbon Hurling Club or for further information contact Damian.

Contact Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

Freshers Hurling Club

If you are interested in joining the Freshers Hurling Club please contact us by email or our Facebook page.

Contact Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

Freshers Football Club

If you are interested in joining the Freshers Football Club please contact us by email or our Facebook page.

Contact Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie or evan.mcgrath@hotmail.com

Gaelic Football

GMIT Gaelic Football club caters for players of all levels with the following teams;
> Sigerson – Senior Team
> Fresher A & B Teams
> Intermediate & Junior Teams

For more information or to sign up contact Damian our GAA Development Officer

Contact Person: Damian Curley Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

GOAL Society

The purpose of this society is to raise awareness about the work of GOAL overseas. To raise funds for the work of GOAL overseas by linking into pre-existing GOAL national and local fundraising events and by establishing new GOAL events within GMIT. We encourage students to volunteer to participate in the work of GOAL both at home and potentially overseas where applicable.

Chairperson: Maura Lennon Email: mlennon@goal.ie
Phone: 0879146837

Gymnastics

GMIT Gymnastics Club train twice a week in GMIT Fitness Studio. For further information contact Alex

Chairperson: Alex Smirnov Email: goo333525@gmit.ie

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Ireland is an independent, non-profit organisation that operates in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International in Ireland. Help build homes and Hope Overseas. Sign up now and become a volunteer today!

International Programme Manager: Mary McGarry Email: Mary@habitatireland.ie

Health & Beauty Society

Head to Heels is GMIT’s newest beauty, health and wellness society. Make sure to like our Facebook page to keep up to date with our events!

For our Head to Heels Official Launch party last year we had blogger Faces by Grace along with Inglot Cosmetics & Urban Decay Cosmetics.

If you are interested in being a part of this society or attending events please email us.

Chairperson: Antoinette Canavan & Ruth Mc Court Email: suoffice@gmit.ie

Heritage Society

To promote Heritage & Cultural activities within GMIT.

Chairperson: Alanah Lydon Email: lydonalanah@gmail.com
Secretary: Sharon Walker Email: g00336285@gmit.ie

Hurling Club

GMIT Hurling Club has a number of teams to cater for all levels.
> Fitzgibbon – Senior team
> Freshers team
> Intermediate team

For more information contact Damian our GAA Development Officer.

Contact Person: Damian Curley Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

Indoor Soccer & Futsal

GMIT Indoor soccer and Futsal club play recreational soccer once a week in the GMIT Sports Hall. Contact Molly for more information.

Contact Person: Molly Dunne Email: molly.dunne@gmit.ie

Intermediate Football

If you would like to join the Intermediate Football Club please contact Damian or mail our Facebook page.

Contact Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

Intermediate Hurling

If you would like to join the Intermediate Hurling Club please contact Damian or mail our Facebook page.

Contact Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

International Students Society

Chairperson: Emily Chaffey Email: emilychaffey@hotmal.co.uk / G00332983@gmit.ie

Irish Dancing Society

Our aim to to teach people how to Irish dance, regardless of their age or experience.

Chairperson: Stephanie Deegan  Email:  g00337496@gmit.ie

Islamic Society

Chairperson: Nooreen Email: nooreenloo@hotmail.com / g00321342@gmit.ie

Karate Club

GMIT Karate Club welcomes experienced and beginner members.

Training is every Monday & Wednesday at 7:15pm in GMIT Fitness Studio. Contact the club email for further information.

Contact Person: James McCarron  Email: gmit_karateclub@yahoo.co.uk

Kayak Club

GMIT Kayak club is run in conjunction with NUIG Kayak Club. The clubs train together in NUIG Daingean. For further information contact Bradley.

Contact Person: Bradley Skidmore  Email: gmitcaptain@nuigkc.com

Indoor Soccer & Futsal

GMIT Indoor soccer and futsal club play recreational soccer once a week in the GMIT Sports Hall. Contact Terry for further information.

Contact Person: Terry Lenihan Email: terrylenihan@hotmail.com

International Students Society

Chairperson: Emily Chaffey Email: emilychaffey@hotmal.co.uk / G00332983@gmit.ie

Irish Dancing Society

Our aim to to teach people how to Irish dance, regardless of their age or experience.

Chairperson: Stephanie Deegan Email:  g00337496@gmit.ie

Islamic Society

Chairperson: Nooreen Email: nooreenloo@hotmail.com / g00321342@gmit.ie

Karate Club

Chairperson: James McCarron  Email: gmit_karateclub@yahoo.co.uk

GMIT Karate Club welcomes experienced and beginner members.

Training is every Monday & Wednesday at 7:15pm in GMIT Fitness Studio. Contact the club email for further information.

Kayak Club

Chairperson: Bradley Skidmore  Email: gmitcaptain@nuigkc.com

GMIT Kayak club is run in conjunction with NUIG Kayak Club. The clubs train together in NUIG Daingean. For further information contact Bradley.

Ladies Basketball Club

GMIT Basketball Football Club is always welcoming new members. To sign up or for more information contact Paula. The Ladies Basketball Club train on Mondays & Wednesday in the Sports Hall.

Contact Person: Paula Burns Email: paulaburns93@hotmail.com or jamesfburke100@gmail.com

Ladies Football Club

Contact Person: Mark O’ Brien Email: sueducation@gmit.ie

GMIT Ladies Football Club is always welcoming new members. To sign up or for more information contact Mark O’Brien.

Ladies Soccer Club

Contact Person: Sam O’Neill Email: gmitladiessoccer@gmail.com or samoneill90@hotmail.com

GMIT Ladies Soccer Club won club of the year in 2015/16. The club is always welcoming new members. To sign up or for more information contact Sam. The Ladies Soccer Club train on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.15pm in Mervue.

Mature Students Society

Chairperson: Martin Cleary Email: G00232128@gmit.ie

Men’s Basketball

Contact person: James Burke Email: jamesfburke100@gmail.com

To sign up to Men’s Soccer please contact James. The Men’s Basketball Club train Mondays and Wednesdays in the Sports Hall.

Men’s Soccer

Chairperson: Ray Connolly Email: ray.connolly@gmit.ie or brian_laffey@eu.thermoking.com

To sign up to Men’s Soccer please contact Ray. The Men’s Soccer Club train Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Mervue United FC.

Photography Society

A place for people with a love for photography to meet, share ideas and develop their skills.

Chairperson: John Lawless Email: g00351835@gmit.ie

Pool Club

GMIT Pool Club is a recreational club, new members always welcome.

Chairperson: Brian Doyle Email: briandoyle147@gmail.com

Positive Mental Health Society

Our aim is to raise mental health awareness and to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to show links to areas of personal wellness such as mindfulness, being active, health eating, stress management and general positivity.

Chairperson: Emma Louise Duffy Email: duffyemmalouise@gmail.com
Secretary: Amber Louise Hatter Email: G00334374@gmit.email

Pride Society

Our aim is to make a safe place for GMIT’s LGBTQ and students, allowing people to be who they are without any judgements….also to provide tea to all 🙂

Chairperson: Sibeal Regan Email: g00332488@gmit.ie

Secretary: Kate Ryan Email: g00334742@gmit.ie

Reserve Defence Forces

Chairperson: Conor Hoary Email: G00276471@gmit.ie

Rowing Club

GMIT Rowing Club trains with the NUIG Rowing Club. If you are interested in joining please email Dan Buckley.

Contact Person: Dan Buckley Email: danbuckleyjnr1995@gmail.com

Rugby Club

Contact Person: Tadhg Campbell Email: doronmc@yahoo.co.uk

GMIT Rugby Club are SSI cup champions 2015/16. The club welcomes experienced and in experienced members. The club trains in Galwegians RFC grounds every Monday and Wednesday at 6:15pm.

Science Soc

Chairperson: Martin Hannon Email: TBC

Skateboarding Club

GMIT Skate club are a new club that meet for recreational skating. New members always welcome.

Contact Person: Sam Ellis  Email: G00228932@gmit.ie

Sigerson Football

If you are interested in joining Sigerson Football please contact Damian Curley.

Contact Person: Damian Curley  Email: damian.curley@gmit.ie

Sub Aqua Club

GMIT Sub Aqua Club is joined with NUIG Sub Aqua Club. The clubs train together in the NUIG Kingfisher Club on Wednesdays at 8pm.

New Members must sign up in September to complete all the safety training required.

Chairperson: Lukasz  Email: lukasz@galwaydiving.com

Table Tennis Club

GMIT Table Tennis Club is a recreational club that run verious in house competitions during the year. New members always welcome.

Chairperson: Brian Doyle Email: briandoyle147@gmail.com

Tourism Society

Chairperson: John Carty & Stacey Smart Email: john.carty@gmit.ie

Traditional Music Society

We’re all about practicing the Irish musical tradition in the college. All levels and instruments welcome and singers too. We hope to teach and give lessons to enhance our skills. Also, we will be improving inter-college and inter-society relations through the medium of traditional Irish music.

Chairperson: Jordan Millar Email: g00326203@gmit.ie

Secretary: Shane Grady Email: G00328192@gmit.ie / 3ainabisiriyu@gmail.com

Volleyball Club

GMIT Volleyball Club cater for beginners and advanced players. The club has both a ladies and men’s team. The club trains every Tuesday at 8pm and Thursday at 7.30pm in GMIT Sports Hall.

Contact Person: Dan Burke Email: leinad.b@gmail.com

Young Fine Gael

To promote young people’s interest in politics, current affairs and to encourage young people’s involvement in Young Fine Gael.

Chairperson: Anderson Egbodon Email: g00327210@gmit.ie