The Club

About us

About Us

Naomh Olaf Aerial Shot
Ólaf Us Together
Ní neart go cur le chéile

The open field and it’s freshly cut grass was our community hall before townhalls were ever built.

The mountain was our wall and the blue sky above, our roof.

Everyone, of all ages, families, friends, met and played there together.

Con Houlihan,
Irish Sportswriter, 1980s.

Situated under the gaze of Three Rock Mountain, Sliabh Ruadh (The Red Mountain), and serving an area stretching from Sandyford to Churchtown, Dundrum & Balally to Ballyogan, Leopardstown & Stepaside - Naomh Ólaf GAA Club is located in the Sandyford Business Park District.

Founded in 1981, we are a vibrant and welcoming club, respecting diversity and welcome membership from boys and girls, men and women of all abilities, needs and backgrounds.

What We Do

We believe that the power of sport and community can improve all our lives, enrich our collective well-being, and improve the world around us by contributing to something unique and special.

Naomh Ólaf GAA club also serves as a hub for many other sports and social clubs from around the community, with whom we share our club's facilities.

We currently field 90 teams at all levels in Football, Ladies Football, Hurling and Camogie.

On The Pitch

Many Naomh Ólaf players have donned the Dublin jersey over the years across all codes - Mens & Ladies Football, Camogie and Hurling.

Recently our players have come more-and-more to the forefront, representing our club and playing for Dublin at various age levels and development squads:


Donal Leavy

Senior Mens Hurling


Christine Shanahan

Senior Camogie


Sean O'Driscoll

u20 Mens Football


Grace Shanahan

Intermediate Camogie

Naomh Olaf Player David Byrne

Pride of place must go to David Byrne who has played Football and hurling with Naomh Ólaf GAA Club since he was five years of age.

As a juvenile he showed promise in both codes. It was while attending St. Benildus College that David Byrne first came to prominence as a Gaelic Footballer, winning two Dublin Schools Senior Football Championships in 2011 and 20212 when he was captain.

The highlights of David's footballing success at UCD was the winning of the Sigerson Cup Final in 2016 and receiving the Higher Education G.A.A. Football Rising Stars Award in 2015 and 2016.


David Byrne has an amazing record of achievement playing football for Dublin at Minor, under 21 and Senior level:


Minor Football
  • All Ireland Minor Football Championship medal – 2012 as Captain.
  • Leinster Minor Football Championship medals - 2011 and 2012 as Captain.
Under 21 Football
  • All Ireland under 21 Football Championship medal in 2014
  • 2 Leinster Football Championship medals in 2014 and 2015 as Captain.
Senior Football
  • Seven Senior Football Championships medals. One in 2013, and 6, more Celtic Crosses as a central member of Jim Gavin’s great six-in a-row side from 2015 to 2019 inclusive and in 2020 under the management of Dassie Farrell.
  • Eleven Leinster Senior Football Championship medals from 2013 to 2023 inclusive, as well as a number of National League medals.
David speaks about being a Noamh Ólaf member - from Academy to Juvenile, through Minor and now a Senior player with Naomh Ólaf and Dublin Football