50 Years
Golden Jubilee

50th Anniversary: Implementation of Events and Projects

We are running a series of events and projects throughout 2024 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you at as many events as possible.

This page on the club website (www.naomhbarrog.ie/50th) will be used to provide details on the events and projects as and when they are finalised.

While we will also use other social media platforms to promote events and projects, the website will act as the definitive source of everything “50th”

Please contact pro.naomhbarrog.dublin@gaa.ie if you wish to help with any project or event. All help is very much appreciated.


Calendar of 50th Anniversary events and projects for 2024 as of 23/4/24

On 6th January 2024 we held our inaugural Ladies’ Marrid v Singles football match. This date was chosen to celebrate Nollaig na mBan and it was the first event of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Check out our video review of the match.

Long standing club member, Barry Rafferty, is passionate about people having a Will. The support it offers at one of the most stressful times in the life of any family can be immense. Barry wants to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary and thought this would be his way of helping some club members in the best way he can. Barry is offering to write up any club members (uncomplicated) will for free. All you have to do is turn up for a half hour to 45 minute session. Barry will explain the form you need to complete, you then take it home and email (or drop back a hard copy) to Barry. Barry will then send you on a completed will. Don’t worry, there are no catches – Barry and his wider family are involved with the club for many years. The event takes place at 1.30pm on the 14th of February in the Juvenile Room in the club – See you there if you need a will.

“Barróg don Ghaeilge” has mounted signs on the railings behind the goal at the Murdock’s end in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the club.

There are 4 signs in Irish with an English translation in smaller lettering and they represent the founding values of the club.

“Meas agus Meon” (respect and attitude)

“Meas and Moladh” (respect and praise)

“Meas agus Misneach” (respect and courage)

“Meas agus Muintir” (respect and community)

Meas/respect is repeated in all the signs to emphasise that it is essential to the function of the club. The signs are presented in Irish so as to prompt an enquiry into their meaning.

*“Barróg don Ghaeilge” is the name of the Naomh Barróg programme for the promotion of the Irish language.

We had a fantastic evening at our Pub quiz on Thurs 14th March as part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge/ 50th Anniversary celebrations. We estimate that we had about 100 attendees. A big thank you to Donncha Ó Cathasaigh (from Bayside Pop Up) for acting as the quiz master, to Austin Keegan for generating and presenting the quiz questions and to the members of the Irish language committee for all the work on the night. Ashley Sheridan and Wingman donated the food on the night and Micheál Mac Donncha and Donncha Ó Cathasaigh supplied spot prizes. These spot prizes will be used at future POP Ups in Naomh Barróg. A grant from Conradh na Gaeilge “Ciste Spreagtha 2024” fund was used to purchase prizes for the winners of the quiz. Fergus O’Brien of Brenfer Jewellers generously donated a trophy to each of the winners.








  “2 bliain & 50 bliain”

Tuairisc ón Pop up Gaeltacht 24  

Bhí  “Pop Up Gaeltacht 24” Naomh Barróg ar siúl sa bheár ar an Déardaoin 4 Aibreán 2024 seo chaite. Bhí thart ar 25 duine ann i rith na hoíche ag ceiliúreadh 2 bliain an Pop Up agus 50 bliain an chlub le císte mór . Ba bhreá linn sibh a fheiceáil arís agus lucht freastail nua ag POP Up 25 ar 2/5/24 ó 8pm.


Report on Pop up Gaeltacht 24 4/4/24

The 24th Naomh Barróg Pop Up Gaeltacht took place in the bar at Naomh Barróg on Thursday 4th April last. About 25 or so people attended across the evening celebrating 2 years of the Pop up and 50 years of the club with a large Naomh Barróg cake. We would love to see you again and new attendees at the 25th one on 2/5/24 from 8pm. All levels of Irish are welcome.

Contact: John.c.carroll@gmail.com  / 0831003931


Barróg don Ghaeilge* April 2024

Naomh Barróg and KLEAR relaunch Irish Language classes for adult beginners

Naomh Barróg GAA club in conjunction with KLEAR has relaunched its Irish Language course for Adults. It is pitched at beginners/returners and is intended as an aid to parents when helping with Irish language homework. It takes place on Monday mornings and runs for 6 weeks.  It is intended that more classes will be scheduled in September.

Martin Kieran chairman of Naomh Barróg commented “this type of project is consistent with our commitment to the Irish language and our desire to reach into the community. We are very proud of our involvement in it and is a very suitable project for our celebration of 50 years in the community. ”

Breda Hayes of KLEAR stated “We are delighted to work with Naomh Barróg to deliver a specific demand driven programme into the community”

Naomh Barróg is a GAA club based in Kilbarrack in Dublin. *Barróg don Ghaeilge is Naomh Barróg’s Irish language programme. It runs a monthly Pop Up Gaeltacht on the first Thursday of every month in the clubhouse at Naomh Barróg.

Further details from John Carroll of Naomh Barróg ( john.c.carroll@gmail.com)

KLEAR is a community-based adult education centre at Swansnest Road Kilbarrack and is funded by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB). Theses classes have been fully funded by CDETB Adult Education service.

Photo shows the students, and teacher Tom Flaherty (2nd from right) at KLEAR 

This is a  local history illustrated lecture on Kilbarrack Cemetery being presented by Mícheál MacDonncha.

This is an illustrated lecture on Kilbarrack Cemetery which examines the lives of some of the people buried there and is of direct relevance to the club as it is featured on the club crest.

Following last year’s successful school blitz we are inviting all the Naomh Barróg feeder schools back to the club grounds to celebrate the relationship between the schools and the club.

This event includes a sleepover in tents on the Naomh Barróg Main Pitch. Lots of fun activities and a presentation on the history of the club will be included during the event. We are catering for families with children on our U8, U9 and U10 Boys and Girls Teams (2016, 2015 & 2014 teams). Parents can get full information on the arrangements for this event through the team management of the six teams. Bookings for the event will also be arranged via a nominated person for each team.

Note – This date may change in case of clashes with senior football/hurling fixtures or inclement weather conditions.

Details have been finalised for our 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and it promises to be an event not to be missed! Following our Clubs formation in September 1974, this Gala Dinner will take place almost 50 years to the day since Naomh Barróg was founded. We would love as many people as possible to attend this- current members, past members, past players, family of current players and anyone else who wants to celebrate our wonderful Club’s Golden Jubilee. It will take place in the iconic Hogan Suite in Croke Park. The details of the Gala Dinner are:

Date: Saturday 21st September
Venue: Hogan Suite, Croke Park
Ticket Price: €100

There will be a 3 course meal, Bar extension, Live Music, Special Guest MC on the night and more to be announced……

Ticket sales start on Saturday 13th April. For ticket purchases or enquiries, please contact Terry Keogh on 086-8267556, Ciaran Gallagher on 086-0661530 or Clare Kiernan on 085-1952149

Corporate Packages available for this event. For full details on these, contact Liam Byrne on 087-7768756 or Noel Craig on 087-1216204

This will be the flagship event of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations so make sure to get your ticket to join in the celebrations of our Golden Jubilee.

As events are planned they will be advertised here. A series of profiles of women members has been produced as part of “international women’s week”

This may be one or more murals around the club grounds but will be subject to more detailed definition before a decision is finalised.

We are awaiting delivery of 50th Anniversary mugs which will be at sale for €5 (to cover our costs)

We are awaiting delivery of 50th Anniversary “Iron on” logos which will be on sale for €2 (to cover our costs)

A Chairde,

Tempus fugit-Time flies. The Story of Naomh Barróg from 1974 to the present day, is a story of gratitude and acknowledging the good work the Club has done and the positive influence it has had on so many people, especially our young members. From the moment it was founded we wanted the best for our members, young and old, and as far as we were concerned everything was possible. The founding members, were men and women of vision, not afraid to take risks, inspired and motivated in providing the best opportunities and sporting facilities to challenge and encourage all our members, young and old, and the families associated with our Club. This ethos, culture and care for our members continues to the present day. It is our duty now, as Club members, to protect, develop and promote this vision and ethos that inspired our founding members.

As a Club we are lucky and blessed to have many of our members who were involved and who inspired the founding of Naomh Barróg, still active in our Club. The Naomh Barróg Story has continued since then to the present day. We want everyone in the Club to understand and to realise you are now part of our history, our living history, whether you are in the Club for many years or who have only joined in the past few years or the past few months, Therefore, Naomh Barróg want you to feel welcome and understand your role in our Club today is respected and appreciated. We cordially invite you to join in solidarity and confidence with everyone in the Club, united and proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Club.

We look forward to seeing many of our former and current Members being present, delighted and prepared to be involved in the celebrations that will take place over 2024.

Dick Fields, (Uachtarán Naomh Barróg)