As Cathaoirleach of CLG Chluain Tarbh I would like to welcome you to our website. The club was founded in 1961 following a meeting in Belgrove Boys school. From such a humble beginning, Clontarf GAA Club is now the biggest sports club in the area. We currently have over 1770 members, ranging from 4yrs of age in our nursery all the way up to our adult teams.Our Nursery on a Saturday morning caters for over 400 boys and girls ranging in age from 4-8. All boys and girls are taught the basic skills in football, hurling and camogie by qualified coaches in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The ethos of the club for all our young boys and girls, is one of participation, skill development and fun for all.
The club is growing annually with the club fielding an increasing number of teams each year at football, hurling and ladies football. Camogie has recently been reintroduced to the club after a number of year's absence and in 2016 we will be fielding Camogies teams at U/10, U/11 and U/12 and over the coming years we expect to extend to all age groups.
At adult level, the club is really starting to reap the benefit of all the work that has been done in our Juvenile section over the last number of years. 2015 saw our Senior mens footballers return to AFL2 after a 6 year absence an they also reached the semi-final of the Senior Football Championship for the first time in 24 years. Our hurlers are playing in AHL4 and will be pushing hard to move up through the divisions in the coming years. Our adult ladies were unlucky to be beaten in the Intermediate Peil na mBan final and will be hoping to go one beter this year.
We are also more of our players represent Áth Cliath mens and ladies teams at various adult and juvenile grades. 2015 was a special year for Jack Mccaffrey as he won an All Ireland Senior Football medal, All Star award and was voted GAA footballer of the year.
The club has developed a number of high quality playing facilities over the last decade including our two floodlit pitches in St Annes Park and a further GAA pitch at St Pauls College. At Áras Chluain Tarbh, our clubhouse on Seafield Road, we have a 60m x 40m floodlit synthetic facility, where our juvenile teams train. This facility is also used by both Belgrove boys and girls schools during the day. As the club continues to grow, demand for additional facilities continues to increase and the club is committed to adding additional playing and training facilities over the coming years.
New members are always very welcome. If your playing days are over, perhaps you could help us with coaching, fundraising or club administration activities. Please contact any of the people below and they will be delighted to talk to you. We hope that our website will provide a platform for greater communication within the club itself, and further afield in the sharing of information on Gaelic Games in Cluain Tarbh.Donal Nolan, Cathaoirleach CLG Chluain TarbhEanair/January 2016Chairman – Donal Nolan 086-8197655Nursery Lead Mentor - Matt O Neill 086-1527725Games Officer - Ollie Mangan 086-8363670Fundraising/Sponsorship - Gerry ReidPRO - Rónán Gallagher 087-2279579