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Academy

The Naomh Mearnóg Academy runs on Saturday mornings from September to June (excluding bank holidays) for boys and girls aged 4 to 7 years old and it is the perfect induction for all those budding future stars of Dublin GAA!!

The academy for girls & boys finishes on Dec 9th and resumes Jan 13th 2018.

The Academy Membership Fees is only €70 for one child and €80 for 2 or more children and online registration is available.

Juvenile players who were born during 2010 and who will be moving from the Academy to Under 8 Level on 1 January 2018 are covered until 31 December 2018 by their Nursery membership for the period from 1 September 2017.

The ethos of the Academy

The Academy is, first and foremost, about fun and enjoyment for the children and provides them with an opportunity to make friends and get used to playing and sharing with other children. They will learn the basic motor skills of Gaelic games and will participate in small sided matches.

The Academy is managed by David Sweeney, our Club Coach who is a familiar face to those who attend the local schools as he coaches in all of the local primary schools during the week. Paddy is ably assisted by a team of parents who volunteer and help to run and co-ordinate the drills and the matches!

There is also a coffee shop which runs in the clubhouse on Saturday mornings where children and parents get to unwind and relax and meet other families after their activities!! It is the place to be for a family on a Saturday morning in Portmarnock!

Contact Details

You can contact David Sweeney on 087 9077229 or via email

The academy for girls & boys on Dec 9th and resumes Jan 13th 2018. Online registration is available

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