Living and working in Dublin., traveling up and down to Cork for Football wasn't an option.
After looking around at other clubs, I settled on Naomh Ólaf on recommendations - and I am so glad I did.
I couldn't recommend them enough for any player in a similar situation.
Naomh Ólaf Senior Footballer.
Former club Nemo Rangers, Cork.
Naomh Olaf GAA Club fields teams in Men's Football, Ladies Football, Hurling and Camogie.
- Mens Football: We field three teams. In Divisions 1 (promoted 2022), 5 and 8. Our Minor Footballers will be fielding two teams in Divisions 2 and 5.
- Ladies Football: We will have two adult teams plus two minor teams in 2021, details to be confirmed with LGFA.
- Hurling: We have two adult hurling teams in Divisions 3 and 6. Our minors will field two teams in Divisions 2 and 5.
- Camogie: We will field two camogie teams. Details to be confirmed.
- All enquiries re adult games in Naomh Olaf should be directed to Ronan Bourke (086) 398 9736.
2022 - A Review
2020 - A year of success despite Covid
Despite the ravages of Covid 19 and the postponement and cancellation of many matches and competitions, 2020 stood out for its successes in Junior Men's Football and in Ladies Football and a terrific spirit existed across all teams with participation and training proving very enjoyable and fulfilling for all players.
The Adult Ladies Football team lit up the summer with a great run in the Junior C Championship, playing outstanding football, and sweeping all before them to reach the knockout stages. A summer evening in Pearse Park Crumlin saw them produce what was probably their best performance in the semi-final and advance to a final against Ballyboden St. Enda's.
The tremendous spirit, and no little skill, of this team of girls was in full evidence in the final as they swept to victory and saw captain Sadie Lanigan joyously raising the championship trophy. Great credit is due to mentors Seán Farrell, Páraic Ó Cuirrín and Eoin Christian for their input to this success.
The Naomh Oaf Junior Footballers wrapped up an excellent championship run in the Junior 2 All County Dublin Football Championship with an emphatic win in the final against St. Anne's on their home patch in Bohernabreena on a lovely September Sunday morning.
This team, a mixture of veteran footballers and some exciting up and coming young talent, were dominant all through the competition and were fully deserving of their victory with captain Ronan Bourke proudly lifting the trophy. Seán Farrell and Eoin Christian completed a great year and were also at the helm of this team along with the vastly experienced Joe Nolan.
Naomh Olaf fields four adult football teams - one at Senior level, two at Junior level and one Minor team. The administration of these teams' competitions falls under the Dublin County Board and their progress may be followed on www.dublingaa.ie.
Naomh Olaf Senior Men's Football team compete in Division 2 of the Dublin Football League (AFL2) in 2020. The team will also take part in the Dublin Senior 2 Football Championship.
David Byrne is a much decorated member of the Dublin Senior Football team having picked up his 6th All Ireland Football medal as part of Jim Gavin's 5-in-a-row winning Dublin team and his 7th under Dessie Farrell in 2020.
The 1st Junior football team is entered in Division 5 (AFL5) and in the Junior 2 Football Championship for 2020. This team won promotion from Division 6 in 2019 completing 4 consecutive promotions back to back.
The last number of years have seen strong Naomh Olaf teams fielded at Minor level. Seán O'Driscoll was an important member of the 2020 Dublin Minor Football team.
Naomh Olaf will field two adult ladies football team - one at Senior level and one at Minor. Having a second adult team is a reflection of the growth of and enthusiasm for Ladies football in Naomh Olaf. The Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association, which may be accessed at dublinlgfa.ie
, is responsible for the administration of Ladies Football in Dublin and fixtures and results for the Naomh Olaf teams may be accessed here
Naomh Olaf GAA Club fields three hurling teams at adult level in Dublin - one Intermediate, one Junior and one Minor. Games are administered by the Dublin County Board and fixtures / results etc. may be found at dublingaa.ie
The Intermediate hurling time compete in Division 3 of the Dublin leagues and in the Intermediate Championship.
The Junior hurling team plies its trade in Division 6 of the Dublin Hurling League and in the Junior C Championship. The 2018 season produced a great league run and the team were very unlucky to lose out in a promotion decider in their final game. Qualifying comfortably in the championship they lost out at the quarter final stage.