Welcome to Clontarf Nursery - Fáilte go dtí an Naíolann

Cluain Tarbh has a unique, innovative and indeed pioneering nursery which dates back to 1978. Carefully introducing boys and girls to the world of Gaelic Games, the “action” takes place every Saturday morning, with presently over 400 children taking part each week.


The secret to the success of the nursery lies in the “small group syndrome” - where children enjoy coaching with a small group of pals. The emphasis is always on fun and involvement and then the skills.The club has been blessed with the many parents who come on board each year to help out and subsequently swell the number of mentors up through the ranks.

Children from 4 years old are welcome to join any Saturday morning at our facilty at St. Pauls School on Sybill Hill.
Each season ends with a mini league series of hurling and football matches, culminating in a colourful finals days which has developed into one of Clontarf’s truly community events.

The beginners Nursery (CUBS) is held from 9:30-10:45am every Saturday morning at St. Pauls School. The Nursery season runs in conjunction with the school calendar year. For further information, contact Lead mentor Matt O'Neill (086-1527725).

Juvenile Membership Application forms can be downloaded from our 'Documents' section and returned to one of the lead mentors.

Parents are encouraged to get involved, 'many hands make light work', and we are always happy to get new mentors onboard.

Nuacht is deanaí/News

Saturday/Dé Sathairn June/Meitheamh 16

An Naíolann Mini League Finals Day at St. Paul's College.

2010 Cailíní / Girls - 9am-10.30am

2013 Buachaillí agus Cailíní / Boys & Girls - 9.15am-10.45am

2012 Buachaillí / Boys - 9.45am-11.15am

2012 & 2011 Cailíní / Girls - 10.15am-11.45am

2011 Buachaillí / Boys - 10.30am-12pm

2010 Buachaillí / Boys - 11.15am-12.45pm

Please be on time and bain taitneamh as/enjoy!

We'd like to thank once again our sponsors Dublin Orthodontics for their support of An Naíolann during the year.

2017-18 Contacts:

Nursery Role Lead Mentor Contact Information
Boys Senior Nursery (Born 2010) Paul Hogan 086-3613595
Boys Intermediate Nursery (Born 2011)    
Boys Junior Nursery (Born 2012) Ollie Mangan 086-8363670
Boys & Girls Cubs Nursery (Born 2013) Matt O'Neill 086-1527725
Girls Nursery (Born 2009 - 2012) Anne O'Mahony 087-6402055