Clontarf GAA Club Nursery

21 Aug 2012

Saturday the 25th of August will see the Clontarf GAA Club Football, Hurling & Camogie Nursery return. The nursery will run from 9:30 - 11:00 am every Saturday for Boys born 2005 - 2008 and girls born 2004 - 2008 in St. Paul's College, Sybil Hill Road.

The GAA Club is for people who live in or come from Contarf. The club house is situated in the heart of Clontarf, between the two main primary schools, Belgrove boys and girls schools on Seafield Road.

The club has very strong ties to the local community, with a very large social element, especially for children, with summer barbecues, bithday parties, and many social activities and functions in the club house. The club also welcomes visitors.

Last year, the club celebrated its 50th anniversary. With more than 1,400 members, the membership has trebled over the last decade, making it one of the biggest GAA clubs in Dublin, the club is going from strength to strength.

The Saturday morning nursery is regarded as one of the best in Dublin, with more than 400 children regularly in attendance. 

The club employs a full time coach, Stephan Behan, who works in the club and local schools to coach children in the skills of Gaelic Games. 

The club has devoted considerable resources towards the development of their facilities in recent years. The floodlit astro pitch is a great training area for all age groups. There are also two new, all weather, grass based, adult sized pitches with flood lighting in St. Anne's Park, and a new, full sized Gaelic pitch in St. Paul's College.

For more information about the nursery, please contact Matt O'Neill on 087-152-7725.

The nursery would not be possible without the help of volunteers, most of whom are parents who give up their lie-in every Saturday morning during the season.  We would like to wish everyone involved all the best for coming season and thank them for making the nursery such a huge success that is enjoyed by so many children in Clontarf.