St Mark’s GAA Club participates in the national gaelic games of Ireland, catering for children from four-years-old all the way up to adults in gaelic football, hurling, ladies football, camogie and handball.
Our clubhouse is located on Cookstown Road, Dublin at McGee Park and the club serves Springfield, Belgard, Fettercairn, Brookfield, Jobstown and Citywest.
With on field activities a priority, St Mark’s GAA Club is also dedicated to being the pinnacle of social activities in the community and we are always open to people getting involved in our club.
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Our Story & Mission
St Mark’s GAA Club was founded in 1975 amid the emergence of the Springfield neighbourhood and surrounding estates of West Tallaght.
Initially focusing on gaelic football, the club rapidly developed throughout the 1980s to fully incorporate hurling, camogie and ladies football to great success.
Before players togged out in changing rooms, our teams got equipped for training and matches along “the ditch” in McGee Park.
“The ditch” was exactly how it reads, a long divot through the heart of the field that gave players some shelter from the elements before and after engaging in our beloved games. In 1989, after several years of hard work fundraising, bricks and mortar solidified our home at McGee Park as changing facilities, a small bar and hall were erected.
The clubhouse developed throughout the 1990s, with multiple extensions adding the blocks to the west of the first building - which is where the lounge and kitchen exists today. This decade was a pivotal time in developing our on field activities, with several players emerging through the ranks and some starting to breakthrough with the Dublin inter county panels.
Over the past 20 years, the club has found great success on the field and development has been reinforced to ensure the club continues to thrive for decades to come.
In every aspect throughout the history of the club, the core values can ultimately be found in the steadfast volunteerism that has made St Mark’s what it is today. This volunteerism was and is fundamental to providing adults and juveniles not only a healthy habit through regular exercise, but a social outlet that aligned with the mission statement of the GAA.
Gaelic games are part of our culture, and just like it says in the GAA’s Official Guide, we are committed to “actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, music, song, and other aspects of national culture”.
On top of this, St Mark’s GAA Club is committed to being progressive, inclusive and welcoming to everyone in our community.