Erin's Isle GAA Club

Farnham Drive Finglas
Dublin 11

Tel: + 353 1 8342556


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The club are happy to announce that applications are OPEN for any member students looking to apply for the Erin's Isle GAA Club Student Bursary for 2018. The application form is linked below. As part of this Scholarship programme we are giving an opportunity to those of our members who are looking to attend 3rd Level Education in the new year (2018) a financial assistance package in return for their commitment to assist in the betterment of the club through coaching/mentoring teams for instance.

Members applying are reminded that the applications must be made in writing in a sealed envelope address to the Chairperson of the Minor and Adult Players Section (Paddy Canning) on or before Thursday 25th January 2018 next.

Should you have any questions or queries about the application form or process please contact us via website @


 Attention all 6th years. Our Eduction programme presents our next workshop for leaving cert students.

Monday 13th November at 7.15 Susan Hawkins and Fiona Hudson (All Ireland Winner) from DCU will be giving a workshop and discussion on filling out your CAO form. It will be a very informative night and we hope we can get a big attentance for the event. Parents are also welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there on the night.



Today was a momentus occasion for the club as it saw 3 Cumann na mBunscol finals take place in which Erin's Isle had representation in each of the 3 matches.

First it was the turn of the camogie girls from Gaelscoil Uí Earcain with players like Ruby Woods, Molly Holder, Aoibhionn Gorman and the likes in the one of the early camogie games. Sadly they came up against strong opposition and it wasn't to be their day but it certainly wasn't for the want of trying.

Then it was a very unique 60 mins or there about as at 2.20pm two matches happening simultaneously. They featured the boys from Gaelscoil Uí Earcain against their challengers from Castleknock whilst on the other pitch the boys from Sacred Heart Ballygall took on their near neighbours from Scoil Mobhi.

Thankfully it was good news for the Gaelscoil as the very strong Isles contingent made it look easy against a fancied Castleknock outfit while running out easy winners. They had outstanding performances right through the park from Goalkeeper to corner forward. The Gorman household were not to be without silverware today as the brothers Tadhgh and Darragh made up for their sister's team's defeat moments earlier helped ably by Molly Holder's brother Tadhgh and the rest of their team mates. It was hard to pick standout performances when so many played their parts in an exceptional victory. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all involved.

Alas at the same time on the other pitch in an absolute humdinger of a game, the likes the Moran's (Cian and Shane), Cian O'Hare and Olly Gaffney battled against Scoil Mobhi only to come up short by a single goal with the final score being 2-7 to 1-7.

It was a day that will be long remembered by those in attendance and a day the club can be immensely proud of our young players in each of the 3 teams. It is without doubt a wonderful day for the future stars of Erin's Isle. 

Below is our favourite picture from the day as Niall Carthy, one of our Juvenile mentors and also a teacher in Sacred Heart Ballygall school, took the opportunity to get a group shot of all the Isles boys who featured between the Gaelscoil and Sacred Heart. I'm sure you'll all agree that it would be wonderful to think that this could be a picture of the Erin's Isle Senior Hurling team in the years to come? WHAT THIS SPACE!!!!

 If anyone else has pictures of the day that they would like to share please send them to website @ erinsislegaa . com

Well done to our senior hurlers who drew against commercials in the championship, if one or two more decisions went our way we would have been comfortable winners.


The Senior 5 Camogie Team had a convincing win against Lucan Sarsfields in Isles on Thursday night. The Inters came out victors with a 3-11 to 2-5 score line. Again there was an amazing team performance by this young squad of players. Great to see the youth and passion from this squad and Camogie is looking very positive for the future in the club with these young players.

The last of the Feile competitions was held this weekend in St Olafs, our hurlers did us proud but even with 2 victories they lost out on points and so did not make it into the qualifiers.

Vouchers for the Croke Park Gathering (Saturday 25th November 2017) are available now in denominations of €20, €30 or €100. There was no winner of Thursday 27th April lotto for €3,000 (4, 19, 22 & 23 bonus 10). The next draw will be Thursday May 4th. Lotto can be played online, on Facebook or in the club bar.

Main Bingo in Hall every Thursday night at 8:30pm. New players are always very welcome. If you have anything for club notes please contact Paul Campbell at 087-7585019 or send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Sunday evening.

Scholarship Programme Policy and Procedures


As part of our continued support for the player development programme, the club has developed a scholarship programme designed to help support the awarded players during their years of the primary degree programme.


Application Process


  • A meeting of all interested players is called in September each year where the scholarship programme and the application process are explained in detail.


  • Players must submit a fully completed application form by a specified date, usually a date set at the end of September.


  • Players are required to submit a detailed application form on or before the deadline date. A Personal Statement must also accompany each application. This Personal Statement will outline some research into the Scholarship Programme and a selected career pathway. It will also outline the commitment that they will give if they are offered and accept a place.  It will be impressed upon applicants that this is a critical factor in the application process.


  • Players will be interviewed by the Scholarship Programme Selection Committee which is ratified by the Fixtures Committee in advance of the interview process.


  • Fully completed applications including the personal statement must be handed to the Chairperson of Fixtures Committee in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with the players name and team.

Please note that application forms/personal statements handed to anyone else will not be accepted.


Selection Process


  • The Scholarship Programme Selection Committee will be responsible for assessing applications and offering places on the programme.




  • The criteria to be taken into consideration in this selection process include:
    • Interview
    • Parent support for the programme
    • Attendance at training & matches
    • Commitment to Club
    • Skill level
    • Junior Cert Results
    • References from Mentors and School/College



  • The criteria outlined above, the Application Form, the Personal Statement, the interview, the competition and the testimony of mentors and other references given will be the determining factors of whether or not a place is offered to the player.


  • Players will be informed in writing of the outcome of the Scholarship Programme application process.


  • The decision of the Scholarship Programme Selection Committee is final. Players who wish to discuss their application with the committee may request to do so by writing to the Secretary of the Scholarship Programme within two weeks of receipt of letter of successful/unsuccessful application.



The club/Selection committee reserves the right to remove a player from the Programme if there is evidence of a lack of commitment in the activities of the club and/or their programme of study.


Click here to get your application form for submission.