We're very proud to present our 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.
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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.
Area Population: 19,840 (2206 Census)
Colours: Purple & Gold.
Our latest episode of Dub Club Chronicles visits one of Dublin’s largest clubs. The heartbeat of the Stillorgan community. @KilmacudCrokes is steeped in history and encounters the numerous challenges that come along with success. In this Part One of two we will look at both those elements and how they have shaped what this great club has become.
Location: Sandyford and Balally
Area Population: 4,894 (2006 Census)
Colours: Claret and Blue
Volume 15 of our Dub Club Chronicles features Naomh Olaf GAA. Founded in 1981, this vibrant club that caters to all ages in Balally in South County Dublin boasts 1,700 members and one very special tractor!
Area Population: 21,626 (2016)
Colours: Red and Green
Ballymun Kickhams GAA is a lot of things to a lot of people: a club with a strong sense of family pride built over generations; a place to clear your head and reconnect; a club where many All-Ireland winning Dub Stars have honed their craft; a warm and welcoming club that’s building a stronger community through sport. Watch Volume #16 of our Dub Club Chronicles series to find out what it means to be a part of this special Dublin GAA club.
Area Population: 46,813 (2016)
Colours: Green and White
Founded in 1884 Round Tower Clondalkin GAA is a pillar of its community. Its long history is now woven in with its pride in promoting the Irish language, its youthful growth, strong development of ladies football and camogie and a very important community foundation. The club of current Dublin football manager Jim Gavin, this club boasts many great people past and present.
Location: Foxrock / Cabinteely
Area Population: ~11 566 (2006)
Colours: Green & Navy
FoxCab: ‘The Fire & The Facts’: “I remember going in buying football boots and the guy that was serving me…said, ‘Are they for your brother?’” Dublin LGFA's Foxrock Cabinteely GAA is an all-female club who play with fire in their bellies, against the odds. With 5 Dublin Senior Titles in 7 years, they show no sign of slowing down. Watch Part 1: ‘The Fire’ of Dub Club Chronicles Vol.18 to see what drives the club and its players onwards to even greater success.
Area Population: 17,378 (2011 Census)
Colours: Navy & Sky Blue
As St. Judes GAA celebrated its 40th birthday this year, we take a look at where it all started, with 40 members in 1978 on Orwell Green, to becoming Dublin Senior Camogie Club Champions and county finalists in men’s football in 2018. Watch Dub Club Chronicles Vol. 19 and see why this special club has such a strong sense of community and belonging at its heart.
Area Population: 25,114 (2011 Census)
Colours: Green and Gold
A flourishing GAA scene at the heart of Ballyfermot might defy expectations, but then Ballyfermot De La Salle GAA has always battled against the odds. Clutched from the jaws of extinction by a few dedicated members, it’s now not only surviving, it’s thriving – due to the hard work, passion & commitment of its members, its blossoming juvenile section & a very unique clubhouse.
Area Population: 22,740 (2002 Census)
Colours: Blue and white
Built over generations with a strong sense of pride & family, GAA is alive & well in Cabra today with Finbar’s at the heart of the parish. In 1995 they finally got to build their long overdue clubhouse, funded by its devoted members. Giving back to the community is what keeps this club going, continually growing through its dedication to its sport & its people.
Area Population: 4,027 (Census 2011)
Colours: Light Blue & Navy
We visit Ranelagh Gaels GAA in South Dublin – a relatively new club, founded in 2003 in an area with little or no GAA history. Given its urban location, Gaels are unlikely to ever be able to buy their own plot of land for playing pitches or a clubhouse. But this doesn’t limit their ambition or success in any sense as they work to grow their vibrant young club, reinforced by a strong sense of community, dedicated members, parents & volunteers with a genuine love of GAA.
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