DCU GAA or Dublin City University Gaelic Athletic Association club is a Dublin based Gaelic games club in Dublin City University. The club itself is actually 5 clubs with individual clubs for Men's Gaelic football and hurling, Ladies' Gaelic football, Camogie and Gaelic Handball. The handball club caters for both men and women in teams and individual events. The Club has its own development officer who up until 2006 was Tom O'Donnell. The president of the Men's Gaelic football Club up until 2006 was Fr. John Gilligan. The college provides funding for the clubs activities through the DCU Sports Clubs Committee. The GAA Club also has an associated GAA Society which organises social events. In the past a different society The GAA Supporters Society performed a similar function. The clubs competes in competitions organised by Higher Education GAA and unlike UCD GAA doesn't not compete in competitions organised by the Dublin County Board

Gaelic football

The Gaelic football club fields a number of men's teams, the first team is the senior team. DCU also fields/fielded a second string, Intermediate team and 2 Freshers teams for first year student. The Organising body for Third Level GAA is the Comhairle Ard Oideachais. DCU are the 2006 Sigerson Cup Champions for their first time since they first entered the competition in 1990. DCU's Senior football team is entered into the CAO's premier competition the Sigerson Cup and the O'Byrne Cup, which is run by the GAA's Leinster Council.


The club/clubs awards a number of Scholarships with the help of the University and sponsors each year.

Notable Players/ Former Players

Gaelic football

Hurling and Gaelic football

The follow are a list of notable Dual players

Ladies' Footbal


Gaelic Handball

External links

Find an account of Fr. Johns Time in DCU here*

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