Club Membership

Why Join O’Dwyers GAA Club?

O’Dywyers GAA Club is a community-based club where everyone is welcome to join. We develop and promote Gaelic Games in and around Balbriggan, Balrothery and Balscadden. We promote individual development and well-being and strive to enable all of our members to achieve their full potential in their chosen roles.

The club provides the youth of the community a chance to develop in a positive sporting environment while learning the values of teamwork and developing their social skills. Our club provides a safe place to enjoy sports and make friends. The personal development of all its youngsters is an important goal of the club through commitment, personal dedication and discipline.

O’Dwyers GAA Club helps to create a sense of local identity and is an important social outlet for many of its members and players as well as a source of enjoyment for its many supporters. The Club has a long tradition, and it is hoped that we can continue that well into the future. The development of young players and our strive to provide top-class facilities are vital to ensure the club will be here for many years to come.

Membership is a vital part of ensuring the club’s continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, parent of a player or member of the wider community, we welcome all new members.
The monies received is funnelled towards: the maintenance of facilities, playing equipment, affiliation fees, insurance, utility bills, team preparation and other administrative costs.

If you, your child and/or family are thinking of becoming a part of the biggest sporting and cultural organisation in the country, experience camaraderie, introduce your family to a safe and secure environment then O’Dwyers GAA is the place for you, everyone is welcome, so if you:

  • Would like to make new friends, have funlearn and share new skills?
  • Would like to spend time with your children in a team environment?
  • Would like access to free training and resources, increase your knowledge and improve your skills?
  • Would like to take on new challenges and expand your personal experiences?
  • Would like to like to set a good example for kids in the area?
  • Would like to like to become part of a community and/or be a part of a club?
  • Would like to maintain fitness through your involvement?
  • Would like to re-live childhood sporting memories?
  • Would you like to play for Dublin?

If the answers to any of the above questions is ‘Yes’, then why not ‘Give It A Go’ and join our extended family. Our advice is to throw yourself into it. Our club is enormous fun. You’ll gain a community at the click of a finger, regardless of the level you’re playing at. It’s the kind of thing you’ll get sucked into for life, feeding your soul long after your body has called time on you.

Through payment of your membership, this allows you a number of additional benefits, depending on the membership which you avail off.

  • Playing membership ensures that you are covered in the event of a sports injury under the GAA Injury Benefit Fund whilst playing or training with your team and membership is a requirement to be eligible to play for your team.
  • Giving support to your club, both financially through the membership fee but more importantly through participation in club activities.
  • Having a say through voting rights in how the club is run at the AGM for agreed membership types
  • For members, 18 years & over, access to GRMA the new GAA Membership Card program providing benefits and rewards to you, as a GAA member. Using the Card or membership number will enable GAA Members to benefit from partner discounts, special offers and earn points for going to games.
  • Eligible to apply for & purchase tickets through the club for Inter-county Championship games involving Dublin Footballers, Hurlers, and Camogie teams.
  • Use of O’Dwyers GAA Facilities (Room rental for parties, access to pitches and playing facilities for club activities)

Discounts are available to qualifying members in the following local business and national services:

Become A Member

Membership is a vital part of ensuring the club’s continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, parent of a player or member of the wider community, we welcome all new members.

Our player membership covers the costs for players/teams, it is made up of two parts a) player and team registration with Dublin GAA and the player injury fund; b) ongoing support of teams i.e. referee fees, equipment, team gear and access to winter training facilities. There are three membership packages available this year to our members:

The Green (Once-Off) Membership Package is ONLY available throughout January-March. It facilitates members who wish to pay in full their registration fees and support their team in a one-off manner before 31st March. The process can be completed in a single step as follows:

Member Type Membership Fee
(Registration & Team Support)
Adult Playing Membership (see note 1) €230
Student/Non-Waged Adult Playing Membership (see note 1) €195
Juvenile Playing Membership (see note 2) €195
OgDwyers (Under 7) Academy (see note 3) €35
Juvenile 1st Year Introduction Playing Membership (see note 4) €50
Adult Non-Playing Membership (see note 6) €75
Team Coaches, Mentors & Trainers (see note 7) €75
Supporter Membership (see note 8) €30
Supporter Membership (with scarf and GAA draw ticket) (see note 8) €40
Senior Citizen Membership (see note 9) €15

Discounting
In the case multiple memberships, (e.g. families) a discount off €10 is applied for each subsequent membership type selected
For example: Playing + non Playing + Student + Juvenile + Academy ….

  • €230 + €65 (should be 75) + €185 (should be 195) + €185 (should be 195) + €25 (should be 35) => €40 discount.
  • Total = €690 (saving €40)

Installments Option

  • January Option: Pay in 3 installments over 3 months (January, February, March)
  • February Option: Pay in 2 installments over 2 months (February, March)
  • March Option: Pay in 1 installment before 31st March.

The White (Registration & Incremental Team Support) Membership Package is ONLY available throughout January-March. It facilitates members who wish to pay their registration fees and support their team in an incremental manner. The process should be completed in two steps as follows:

Member Type Membership Fee
Registration Team Support
Adult Playing Membership (see note 1) €130 €100 (€10 x 10 months)
Student/Non-Waged Adult Playing Membership (see note 1) €95 €100 (€10 x 10 months)
Juvenile Playing Membership (see note 2) €95 €100 (€10 x 10 months)
OgDwyers (Under 7) Academy (see note 3) €35  
Juvenile 1st Year Introduction Playing Membership (see note 4) €50  
Adult Non-Playing Membership (see note 6) €75  
Team Coaches, Mentors & Trainers (see note 7) €75  
Supporter Membership (see note 8) €30  
Supporter Membership (with scarf and GAA draw ticket) (see note 8) €40  
Senior Citizen Membership (see note 9) €15  

Discounting
In the case multiple memberships, (e.g. families) a discount off €10 is applied for each subsequent membership type selected
For example: Playing + non Playing + Student + Juvenile + Academy ….

  • €100 + €65 (should be 75) + €90 (should be 100) + €90 (should be 100) + €25 (should be 35) => €40 discount.
  • Total = €370 (saving €40) => Paid in 10 instalments of €37
  • Note: €320 should have been paid up front before membership signup:
  • €130 (Adult Playing) + (Student) €95 + (Juvenile) €95

The Navy (Registration & Incremental Team Support ) Membership Package facilitates members who wish to pay their registration fees and support their team in an incremental manner. The process should be completed in two steps as follows:

Member Type Membership Fee
Registration Team Support
Adult Playing Membership (see note 1) €130 €5 Weekly to Team Admin
Student/Non-Waged Adult Playing Membership (see note 1) €75 €5 Weekly to Team Admin
Juvenile Playing Membership (see note 2) €75 €5 Weekly to Team Admin
OgDwyers (Under 7) Academy (see note 3) €35  
Juvenile 1st Year Introduction Playing Membership (see note 4) €50  
Adult Non-Playing Membership (see note 6) €75  
Team Coaches, Mentors & Trainers (see note 7) €75  
Supporter Membership (see note 8) €30  
Supporter Membership (with scarf and GAA draw ticket) (see note 8) €40  
Senior Citizen Membership (see note 9) €15  

Discounting
In the case multiple memberships, (e.g. families) a discount off €10 is applied for each subsequent membership type selected
For example: Playing + non Playing + Student + Juvenile + Academy ….

  • €130 + €65 (should be 75) + €65 (should be 75) + €65 (should be 75) + €25 (should be 35) => €40 discount.
  • Total = €350 (saving €40)
  • Note: Weekly Subs @ €5 for weeks in attendance at training or matches is applicable.

Membership Notes

Through payment of your membership, this allows you a number of additional benefits, depending on the membership which you avail off.

  • Adult/Student/Non-Waged Playing Membership (note 1)
      • Registration with the club and respective GAA bodies.
      • Registration MUST BE in place for all players by 31st March. A non-registered player is not permitted to play or train after 31st March
      • Cover via GAA player injury fund (up to the value of €4,500) while training and playing matches – only fully registered players can avail of this.
      • Full membership voting rights in AGM
      • Eligible to apply and purchase tickets for inter-county games via the club
      • Entry to All Ireland final members ticket draw
      • Free rental of Clubhouse
      • Access to GAA GRMA scheme for discounts and special offers
      • Health insurance re-claim (Irish Life Insurance )
  • Juvenile Playing Membership (note 2)
      • Registration with the club and respective GAA bodies.
      • Registration MUST BE in place for all players by 31st March. A non-registered player is not permitted to play or train after 31st March
      • Cover via GAA player injury fund (up to the value of €4,500) while training and playing matches – only fully registered players can avail of this.
  • OgDwyers Academy (Optional) Membership (note 3)
      • Juvenile (Ages 6-7): €35
      • Age Limit 2014 & 2015
      • Includes a Club Training Top, Club Shorts and Club Socks
      • Note: Weekly membership still applicable €4 per week for weeks in attendance
  • New Juvenile Player Membership (note 4)
      • Provides a discounted 1st Year Membership for all NEW players from U8-U16 for One year Only
      • This will be via Club Registrar and not online
      • A three-week grace period is permissible for new players before committing to full Membership registration is required. During this period the player will not have access to player injury fund and the responsibility is with the parents for this period in the case of any injuries incurred.
  • Partial Player Membership (note 5)
      • Managed an individual basis via Club Registrar i.e. If player joins in last Quarter of Season – they pay 25% of Full Registration membership)
  • Adult Non-Playing Membership (note 6)
      • Registration with the club and respective GAA bodies
      • Full membership voting rights in AGM
      • Eligible to apply and purchase tickets for inter-county games via the club
      • Entry to All Ireland final members ticket draw
      • Free rental of Clubhouse
      • Access to GAA GRMA scheme for discounts and special offers
      • Health insurance re-claim ( Irish Life Insurance )
  • Coaches, Mentors & Trainers (note 7)
      • Mentors must complete the Garda Vetted process
      • Mentors must complete the Foundation Course
      • Mentors must complete the Child Protection Course
      • Mentors must be registered with the club and respective GAA bodies
      • Full membership voting rights in AGM
      • Eligible to apply and purchase tickets for inter-county games via the club
      • Entry to All Ireland final members ticket draw
      • Free rental of Clubhouse
      • Access to GAA GRMA scheme for discounts and special offers
      • Health insurance re-claim ( Irish Life Insurance )
  • Club Supporter Membership (note 8)
      • Support membership with dedicated funds allocated to supporting directly to playing teams
      • Registration with the club and respective GAA bodies (for G4M only )
      • Eligible to apply and purchase tickets for inter-county games via club (for G4M only )
      • Entry to All Ireland final members ticket draw (for G4M only )
      • Free Rental of Clubhouse
      • Access to GAA GRMA scheme for discounts and special offers
      • Health insurance re-claim ( Irish Life Insurance )
  • Senior Citizen Membership (note 9)
      • Registration with the club and respective GAA bodies
      • Full membership voting rights in AGM
      • Eligible to apply and purchase tickets for inter-county games via the club
      • Entry to All Ireland final members ticket draw
      • Free Rental of Clubhouse
      • Access to GAA GRMA scheme for discounts and special offers
      • Health insurance re-claim ( Irish Life Insurance)

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