Academy & Juvenile


Ranelagh Gaels Academy

Ranelagh Gaels Academy takes place every Saturday morning from 10.30 in Donnybrook Stadium – see map below – during the school term.

The Academy has grown from strength to strength in it’s short history. We offer training for children of primary school age and up and we also have  U8-U15 teams for boys and up to U16 for girls playing hurling or football most weekends.

Keep an eye on the website and our Twitter account – @RanelaghGaels – and Facebook for all of the news and updates about the Academy.

Training takes place on the all-weather pitch in Donnybrook Stadium. The map below shows directions from the middle of Ranelagh Village for the five minute drive to our new home for Juvenile GAA.

Ranelagh to Donnybrook Stadium Map


Ranelagh Gaels Academy started in late 2012 and has been a huge success ever since, with training sessions every Saturday attracting up to 100 children and their parents weekly for Gaelic Games training and games in a fun and safe environment.

In 2013 a major milestone for the club was reached when we fielded an Under-8 team for the first time. To see how that went, click here.

Location:                 Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin 4
Time:                        10.30-11.30
Clothing:                 Tracksuit, runners

Paperwork:            Ranelagh Gaels completed registration form (we encourage families to take out family membership, rather than just registering children as this helps build a community)
Frank Kelly – 089 4547855
Joe Davitt – 087 2450199
Conn McCluskey – 086 6045772 (Designated Liaison Person)*
Frank Kelly (Child welfare officer) –


Ranelagh Gaels Juvenile Academy provides Gaelic Games training – hurling and football – for boys and girls 4+ years. Equipment will be provided for use during the training sessions. The Dublin County Board are also involved to assist with the training sessions while Ranelagh Gaels coaches will be present as well. We encourage parents and their children to get involved in the initiative; anyone interested in helping out will be more than welcome.

Ranelagh Gaels was founded in 2003 and we have grown from strength to strength each and every year since. As part of the clubs ongoing development we have put structures in place with the assistance of local parents from the Ranelagh schools to take a huge step forward in the creation of an underage academy. This will further strengthen our presence and link with the Ranelagh community & residents.


Click here for Ranelagh Gaels’ Child Welfare & Protection Statement, plus essential contact details.

*The designated Liaison Person is responsible for ensuring that the standard reporting procedure is followed, so that suspected cases of child neglect or abuse are referred promptly to Designated Officers in Statutory agencies, e.g. HSE Child and Family Services, or in the event of an emergency and the unavailability of the HSE, to An Garda Síochána and the Healthy and Social Trust’s Social Services Gateway Teams or the PSNI