Parents/Player and Guardians FAQ’s

  1. What are the clubs contact details?

Robert Emmets GAA Club, Greentrees Park, Whitehall Rd.West, Dublin 12.

Phone number: 083-3448695




2. Where can I find the contact details for the team mentors? 

Team coaches/mentors

3. Where is the Clubhouse? 

We currently do not have a clubhouse. We use the facilities in Perrystown Community Centre and we have changing rooms there. We also use the football pitches on the ‘8 acres’. We have plans to add a clubhouse in the future. 

4. What age can my child join the club?

Our Academy/Nursery takes children from age 4-6 (Some 3.5 year olds do attend but we ask parents to help their child with some drills as they find it difficult. Membership for the year is currently €50 and this covers all equipment etc. It takes place on the 8 acres every Saturday morning from 10-11:15 and we cover Gaelic football, hurling/Camogie. 

Volunteers are always welcome. If interested, please make yourself known to any of the mentors.We will assist with coaching basics. The club also participates in coaching courses. All coaches must complete a Garda Vetting Application Form.

5. What are the GAA age rules?

  • Adult: Be over 16 years..
  • Under 16: Be Under 16 years and Over 12 years.
  • Under 14: Be Under 14 years and Over 10 years.
  • Under 12: Be Under 12 years and Over 9 years.
  • To be “Under” an age shall mean that the player shall celebrate the Upper Limit birthday (e.g. 21st. for Under 21 Grade) on the 1st. January of the Championship Year or on a later date.  To be “Over” an age shall mean that the player shall have celebrated the Lower Limit birthday (e.g. 16th. to participate in Senior/Under 21 Grades) prior to the 1st. January of the Championship Year.

6. How can I keep up with news and events? 

  1.     Make sure your childs coach has your phone number as they use Whatsapp to give uptodate info about games,training etc
  2. Facebook:
  3. Website:

7. How can I help out around the club?

We are always looking for volunteers. As the saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child”, Well it definitely takes one to run a GAA club for the children. If you can help with coaching teams, painting goalposts, maintaining the pitch, making sandwiches on big days, helping wash jerseys or organise the equipment just mention it to any of the mentors or contact us on the Facebook page.

Parents/Guardians have an influential role to play in assisting and encouraging their children to fully participate in Gaelic Games, whether by playing our games or attending training or coaching sessions.