Kevins are a G.A.A. club established in Dublin’s south inner city in 1902. The club primarily focuses on the sports of hurling and camogie, but also have healthy club activities such as walking groups, social hurling and rounders. The club also participates in scór and recently set up an adult choir. We cater for all ages and abilities. Our youngest group is the Donore Credit Union ABC Nursery catering for 4 years and up. We field over 25 teams catering for all ages up to adult and compete in hurling, camogie and more recently rounders.
The club has an unbroken affiliation to the G.A.A since it was established and has never moved from it catchment area. The South Circular Road and Grand Canal form the spine of the clubs catchment area which includes surrounding areas such as Portobello, Rathmines, The Tenters, Donore Avenue, Harold’s Cross, The Liberties, Dolphin’s Barn and Rialto. Our home grounds are in Dolphin Park on the Crumlin Road in Dublin 12.
In 2013 we developed a 5 year strategy entitled “Embracing Our Future“, where we agreed our mission to make the sport of hurling and camogie available to all those who live, work, or are associated with the south city regardless of their background, or beliefs, in a manner that is healthy, safe and puts participation, welfare and playing standards at the heart of the Club.
The following values were adopted by our members in order to achieve our vision and aims:
- We are an inclusive and diverse club that welcomes all members of the community regardless of their place of birth or ethnic background;
- We are a competitive and ambitious club that provides all participants with an opportunity to develop their abilities in a fair manner. While we recognize that success on the field is important, winning at all cost is not;
- Family participation, whether it be as a player or supporter, is a core value of the club
- We recognize the importance of the local schools to the development of the child and will work with them (to extend upon the values and education provided to them during the day) to build self esteem and facilitate personal development;
- Loyalty to the community and to the Club is fundamental to the work we do in Dublin’s south city and the future development of Gaelic games in the area.