The GAA reveals its list of official charities for 2016

Five charities have been chosen by the association

The GAA have announced the five charities that will form part of the association's list of official charities for 2016.

This year The Cormac Trust, The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Shabra Charity Foundation, Pieta House and Cliona's Foundation have been chosen.

Each of the charities will receive a €20,000 donation from the GAA and all five were unveiled at a special photo call at Croke Park earlier today.

"The charities selected for 2016, like those that have gone before them, are all in their own unique way doing work that is as phenomenal as it is inspirational in its effort to make an extraordinary difference to the lives of ordinary people," said GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail.

"We hope that through their link to the GAA as one of our official charities in 2016 that their work gains more deserving recognition and that their fundraising efforts are also enhanced."