We're very proud to present our new 10-part video series Dub Club Chronicles, a series which shines a spotlight on clubs right across Dublin. From some of the oldest clubs in the county to those with unbelievable and fascinating stories, you'll get to experience some of the highlights of what club level GAA looks like across Dublin.
Location: Glencullen, Stepaside
Area Population: 268 (2011 Census)
Colours: Green and Red
In the first volume of our Dub Club Chronicles we visited one of the oldest clubs in the country, Stars of Erin. This remote club in the Dublin mountains relies on the never-ending support and hard work of an extremely close-knit community. See how the tireless efforts of the club’s players, families and friends was finally rewarded after 93 years.
One year on, we were invited back to this historic club, located high in the Dublin Mountains for the twelfth installment of our Dub Club Chronicles, to witness the ‘Shooting Stars’ of its thriving underage structures in action and to see how the club is looking ahead to the future, with the help of its extremely close-knit community.
Formed: 1918 (formal formation)
Area Population: 8,051 (2011 Census)
Colours: Red and White
The second volume of our Dub Club Chronicles has us visting one of the Dublin's largest clubs, Cuala. Having come through a significant dry spell in terms of bringing in younger players, Cuala now boasts a large and diverse membership, proud of their succesful past. Watch how the club has lifted the local community as they prepare their hurlers for the Clubs All Ireland Championship final.
Area Population: 21,457
Colours: Blue and Yellow
In the third volume of our Dublin Club Chronicles series we visited Castleknock Hurling & Football Club. Not even 20 years old, this club reached a milestone Dublin Senior Football Championship final for the first time ever in 2016, backed all the way by their growing community.
Location: Inner City Dublin ( East Wall & Fairview)
Area Population: 5,147 (2011 Census)
Colours: Purple, Maroon, Gold
In the fourth volume of our Dublin Club Chronicles series we visited St. Joseph’s O’Connell Boys GAA. The only GAA club in inner city Dublin. Formed with the amalgamation of St Joseph’s and O’Connell Boys Gaelic Football clubs after both clubs had suffered heavy declines in membership numbers. However, with increasing member numbers, St. Joseph’s O’Connell Boys GAA is looking towards a promising future.
|Purple, Maroon, Gold|
Area Population: 22,109
Colours: Blue and Navy (same as Dublin)
Between winning Féile na nGael in Croke Park and earning All-Ireland medals and being home to Dublin Senior County players, to being the only GAA club in the world to have both traditional music, and an orchestra, Setanta GAA, the focus of volume #5, epitomises community spirit and highlights the desire of each member to grow their small club and help future members develop a similar “grá” for hurling.
Area Population: 15,651
Colours: Tangerine and Black
In our sixth volume of the Dublin Club Chronicles series we take a look at Ballinteer St. John's GAA. Started by three friends in 1982, Ballinteer St. John's is a club that simply breathes passion for the game and a real sense of local community. Learn about the origins of the club's iconic colours, the tactful renaming and the journey through the years to what makes the club what it is today.
Area Population: 3,464
Colours: Black and Green
In the seventh episode in our Dublin Club Chronicles, we paid a visit to Erin’s Isle. Founded in the aftermath of the Rising in 1917, Erin’s Isle embrace the past with their iconic green and black jerseys. A club at the heart of Finglas, the club embodies a family ethos and provides support to players and members alike. Regarded as a sanctuary, there are few clubs as committed to their members as Erin’s Isle.
Location: Firhouse Road, Dublin (Ballyboden)
Formed: 1969 from the merger of Ballyboden Wanderers (1910) and Rathfarnham St. Endas (1966)
Area Population: 5,193 (2006 Census)
Colours: Blue and White Strips
In the eighth episode in our Dublin Club Chronicles. With 140 teams and 3,500 members, Ballyboden St Endas provides an avenue of participation for everyone. With a booming academy and activities for older members, Ballyboden St Endas caters to the needs of every member. One of the focal points of Dublin GAA, Ballyboden St Endas is a club whose success is built by dedicated membership.
Area Population: ~7,786 (2016 Census)
Colours: Yellow and Blue
In the ninth episode of our Dublin Club Chronicles we feature a club who’s history is as fascinating as their name suggests. @Man O’War Gfc are a club at the crossroads of 3 parishes in north county Dublin. Founded in the 1940s, the ‘War is a club that has been passed down through generations of the same families leaving fathers, sons, mothers and daughters playing and training together. To those involved in @Man O’War Gfc it’s more than GAA, it’s life.
Area Population: 11,023 (2011 Census)
Colours: White with Blue
In the second of our Christmas Day specials and Voulme #10 of our Dub Club Chronicles series, we took a look at one of the biggest clubs in Dublin GAA, St. Vincents GAA Club Marino. A club which champions active participation across all members, St. Vincent’s is a club who’s huge success has been built on the back of each member’s dedication to the club. A club with an overwhelming sense of fairness throughout the club, we spoke to number of key St. Vincent’s members in this episode. #BackingEveryStep
Location: Clonsilla, Fingal
Area Population: ~ 68,156 (2006 Census)
Colours: Black and White
Check out the 11th episode of our Dub Club Chronicles video series Cumann Naomh Peregrine C.L.G – a thriving club in the heart of Dublin 15 which boasts 44 teams & 1000 members. Founded in 1978, St. Peregrine’s has enjoyed many successes across Official Dublin GAA, Dublin LGFA & Dublin Camogie in the years since. #BackingEveryStep.
Area Population: ~ 46,483 ( 2011 Census )
Colours: Saffron and Blue
Volume #13 of Dub Club Chronicles features well-known and popular Dublin Club Na Fianna GAA. At heart of the local community, the club faces its biggest challenge yet in its long history. See what Na Fianna means to the people and community it serves in Dublin 9 and what’s at stake. We've been helping Irish individuals, families and businesses with their Insurance needs for over 40 years and proud sponsors of Dublin GAA.
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