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Fionntamhnach

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GAA Websites in 2020
« on: September 14, 2020, 08:52:41 PM »
In the days of social media dominance, club units (in particular) don't tend to have websites compared to say a decade ago - or at least in Tyrone they don't, with few now keeping up such a site and even fewer keeping the site up to modern standards to allow easy viewing on mobiles & tablets from what I've been looking at. Overall they seem to be a dying breed.

So any good examples of GAA club websites out there still in existence? Quite a lot seem to be based on the "Club & County" Wordpress template (including the current McNamee Award winner) or the SportLoMo based design that is mainly used by a few counties.
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Re: GAA Websites in 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 10:02:03 PM »
Funny, while searching this evening for how clubs are promoting their online lotto, I can across the Shrule Glencorrib GAA website and I was very impressed with it. I'm no expert but it looked professional, had good resources for coaching and was clearly being kept up to date with fixtures and results.

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Re: GAA Websites in 2020
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2020, 05:32:56 PM »
Shrule Glencorrib's site looks like it's powered by the SportLoMo engine, though it's an example of a good one in terms of content.
If a club website is now set up for it, it can access the GAA's fixtures & results XML service by using a few bits of code to call up the GAA's media services engine. Your club rep has to go through a request form to whitelist the website IP address to take advantage of it, but I used to have it when I did my own club's site once and a good job it was too.
Within Tyrone at present I'd give Drumragh's a nod - individually well designed (though not integrated into the GAA's results & fixtures resources) and a decent level of content that is kept updated where many often just launch a site and then leave it to rot.
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