Dingle GAA

CLG Daingean Uí Chúis

CLG Daingean Uí Chúis has operated at the heart of the local community since it was founded in 1891. That’s 130 years of bringing people together in our community, forging great friendships and memories alike.

Our Vision for the Future

CLG Daingean Uí Chúis is excited to be launching our ‘Win a home in Dingle’ fundraiser to help raise funds for the creation of a multi-faceted community development (with a community centered clubhouse being the number one priority). A much sought after ‘community hub’ will form the epicenter of this new development in which all 10,000 residents of the Dingle Peninsula will be welcome. The ‘community hub’ at CLG Daingean Uí Chúis will be central in supporting and fostering community cohesion within the Dingle Peninsula – supporting community & social gatherings, cultural classes, group meetings, training classes, community fitness initiatives, dance and music lessons, etc. Mixed changing areas and kitchen facilities will also be available. This ambitious undertaking will serve as a focal point for club members, for the wider community and will provide much needed facilities for the children of the Dingle Peninsula and the generations yet to come.

Giving Back Along the Way:

As part of our fundraising journey, CLG Daingean Uí Chúis are proud to be partnering with Kerry Hospice Foundation which will see a sizeable contribution from the fundraiser proceeds being made to this most worthy charity who provide such an invaluable service for families throughout Kerry at such a difficult time in their lives.

Strategic Review / Development Plan:

Our club is currently in the process of finalising a five-year Development Plan following the establishment of our Strategic Review Committee earlier this year. This is a hugely important initiative which will map the future direction of our club and build on the great work, which has been (and continues to be) carried out by our many volunteers, members, officers and players.

 

We have had exceptional engagement from both our members and the wider community since we launched our strategic review and had an exceptional response to our kick-off member and community survey which we completed earlier this year. Membership numbers alone are up over 60% this year which we are thrilled with. It is so encouraging to see such momentum throughout all parts of the club – lots of new faces getting involved at all levels, lots of new ideas being generated and great enthusiasm all round. Most importantly, boys and girls of all ages (4 years+), all nationalities and all abilities are donning the red and white of Dingle and gracing the playing fields of Páirc an Ághasaigh every day where they are making new friends, having fun, being active, learning and sharing new skills and experiencing the joys of being part of our club and part of our community here in Dingle – isn’t that what the GAA is all about!

The Need for Investment:
As a club, our greatest asset are our volunteers, members, officers and players who invest so much their time for the love of Dingle GAA. We are fortunate to have fantastic coaching structures in place at both juvenile and adult level that have served both Dingle GAA and Kerry GAA well down through the years with many of our male and female players fortunate enough to go on and represent Kerry at the very highest level – not to mention a few recent club emigrants who are forging very successful careers for themselves in the AFL in Australia.
Similarly, we are blessed with our playing fields at Páirc an Ághasaigh – a jewel in the crown situated in an enviable town center location. Unfortunately though, the facilities supporting our playing fields are seriously lacking and in need of significant investment (clubhouse, gym, floodlighting, community areas, all-weather facilities, etc.). This deficit in facilities is not just a club issue – it impacts our primary schools, secondary schools, university and indeed impacts on the wider community of the Dingle Peninsula. Our members, our youth and our community deserves more. With your help we are confident we can make this fundraiser a success and deliver on something that our whole community can take pride in.
Míle buíochas as do thacaíocht. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine! Le Meas, Strategic Review Committee at CLG Daingean Uí Chúis.
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