It is 120 years since Terenure College first became affiliated to the GAA - Dublin City and County. In 1885 we were the only school affiliated along with six Clubs: Faughs, Davitts, Metropolitans, Dunleary, Dalkey and the All-Ireland Hurling Club.
The following quote is the resolution of the students and staff establishing a GAA Club in Terenure College in 1885:
"That believing it to be one of the functions of educational establishments to provide for the physical, no less than the moral and intellectual training of the rising generation of Irishmen, in accordance with the instincts and traditions of their ancient race, we hereby form ourselves into a branch of the GAA to be called Terenure College Branch of the GAA."
- Dublin County Board, Official Brochure (1934), p26.
One hundred and twenty years later the school made a proud return to Gaelic games competition in 2005. Entering Dublin schools GAA competitions for the first time in over one hundred years was an exciting new challenge for the school. It created huge interest amongst the boys and has been the start of a great new era for our national games in the college.
Every year we enter teams in the following Competitions:
- Dublin Schools Senior Football
- Dublin Schools Senior Hurling
- Dublin Schools Junior Football
- Dublin Schools Junior Hurling
- Dublin Schools Juvenile Football
- Dublin Schools Juvenile Hurling
- Dublin Schools First Year Football Competition
We are very proud of our full sized GAA Pitch which was officially opened by the GAA President, Mr. Christy Cooney on the 28th of November 2009 as part of our 150th Anniversary celebrations.
Many thanks to all of the staff who devoted their spare time to coaching and organisation. Thanks also to the local GAA clubs in the area: Faughs, Templeogue, Ballyboden St. Endas and St. Judes for their help and facilities.
If interested in getting involved in Gaelic Games in the College please contact Mr. Philip Wallace, Mr. Traolach Martin, Mr. T. Healy or Mr. Mattie Collins.