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The Naomh Mearnóg Nursery runs on Saturday mornings from late August 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 times for the Nursery for girls & boys are:
– Girls (Camogie & Football) 10am – 11.15am
– Boys (Hurling & Football) 11.30am – 12.45am

The Annual Nursery Membership Fee is €100 per child and for children joining the Nursery for the first time from 29 August 2020 there is a New Joiner membership fee of €40. Please click on https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=518&clb=1 to register and pay for Nursery Membership. The Nursery membership options are near the end of the listing of membership options.

Juvenile players who were born during 2013 and who will be moving from the Nursery to Under 8 Level on 1 January 2021 are covered until 31st December 2020 by their 2020 nursery membership. From 1 January 2021 they will need to be registered as juvenile players or added as playing members under their family membership

The ethos of the Nursery

The nursery 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 nursery is managed by Games Development committee and Ronan McDonald, 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. David 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 Ronan McDonald on 087 145 9504 or via email

Online registration is available