Who is Scoil Uí Chonaill?
Scoil Uí Chonaill CLG was founded in 1950 by Brother Jim Scully, Principal of O’Connell School, initially to provide Gaelic games for pupils and past pupils of O’Connell School.
Whilst retaining strong ties with O’Connell Primary and Secondary schools, we have evolved into a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted and multi-cultured hub of health, fitness, friendship and support for hundreds of members.
Our Games Promotion Officer and others from the Club work to support the development of Gaelic games in five other north inner city DEIS schools. We also maintain a special bond with Scoil Neasáin in Artane.
Scoil Uí Chonaill epitomises a family club which retains members regardless of their address. The club has established itself as one with an ingrained culture of welcoming all new members, young and old, with many adult players originating from counties outside of Dublin.
What Makes Scoil Different?
We are unique in that we are a club which does not operate in the realms of the traditional parish. What others may see as a challenge, we welcome as an opportunity. As we are not confined by parish boundaries, our membership base stems from all over the city, country and world!
Renowned for our open door and warm heart policy, all newcomers – young or old, playing or non-playing – are welcomed and encouraged to be as involved as our longest serving members!
Did You Know?
Our exceptionally unique jerseys of Maroon, Royal Blue and Amber originate from the original O’Connell School colour of red, yellow and blue. Legend has it that when the School established a Rugby team (hence the hoops!) one of the Christian Brothers, on returning from a stint in The Vatican, had a fondness for the colours of the Vatican Guard uniform. Thus, the most unique jersey in Ireland was born!
As our own colours have evolved, we in Scoil have our own interpretation as to what they mean to us:
Represents our rich and proud history. Now also a key colour of O’Connell schools, it embodies our link to our heritage and reminds us where we came from. But it also represents the controlled fire in our hearts which has seen us win many battles on the pitch and acts as a warning to any challengers.
Represents the warmth and vibrancy in the club. It reminds us of the joy and aliveness that the Club represents and connects us to the playing and enjoyment aspect of the Club on which it was founded.
Represents both the calm confidence we embody in ourselves and the authoritative security we feel the moment we enter the large gates into our homely enclosed grounds. Blue is an open and seemingly endless colour; as is our acceptance of new members and friends.
That’s the legend, show us the facts!
What Makes Scoil Tick Today?
Today, our Club is a warm and vibrant environment which encourages both an inclusive and supportive culture, as well as an ambitious and goal-orientated mindset.
We have three Adult Men's teams which play football in AFL 2, AFL7 and AFL 11, as well as both Intermediate and Junior Championships.
Our Adult Hurlers play in AHL 2 and AHL9, as well as both Intermediate and Junior Championships.
Our Adult Ladies team plays in AFL4, Championships and Cups.
At Scoil Uí Chonaill we recognise that youth is our future and place enormous emphasis on developing our younger members, starting with our Nursery games which take place every Saturday morning from 10am to 11.45am in the club grounds. Our underage teams compete from Under-8 to Under-16 (boys) and Under-10 to Under-16 (girls), after which they graduate to Minor (U-18) level. Click here to learn more.
Based at 95 Clontarf Road, we enjoy the benefit of large, enclosed private grounds with a fully equipped clubhouse with bar, function room and snooker room. Our members also enjoy the benefit of newly refurbished (2017) changing facilities and gym for both men and women, as well as a hurling wall.
So, what has Scoil done on the pitch, you ask? Well…
1990 - 1999
Senior Hurling League Div 2 Winners (1992)
AIB Senior Football Cup Winners (1993)
Miller Shield (Hurling) Winners (1997)
Junior Hurling B League Winners (1997)
Junior Football Div 4 League Winners (1990)
Minor Football League Div 2 Winners (1992 & 1994)
Under 16 Football League Div 2 Winners (1992)
Under 12 Football League Div 2 Winners (1996)
Under 10 Football League Div 2 Winners (1997)
Under 10 Girls Football North League Winners (1999)
1970 - 1979
Senior Football League Div 2 Champions (1977)
Senior Football League Div 2 Runners-Up (1972)
Intermediate A Camogie Championship Winners (1979)
Intermediate B Camogie Championship Winners (1978)
Intermediate Hurling League Winners (1973)
Under 21 Football League Div 2 Champions (1977)
Under 21 Hurling League Div 2 Champions (1978)
Under 21 Football Championship Runners-Up (1972)
Minor Football League Div 2 Champions (1977)
Under 16 Football North League Champions (1977)
Under 15 Football League Champions (1976)
Under 15 Football Championship Runners-Up (1978)
Under 15 Football League Runners-Up (1974)
Under 14 Football League Champions (1971)
Under 14 Football League Runners-Up (1972, 1974 & 1976)
Under 13 Hurling League Champions (1978)
Under 12 Football League Champions (1973)
Under 11 Football League Champions (1974)
Under 11 Hurling League Runners-Up (1973)
Dublin Novice Handball League Champions (1970)
1950 - 1959
Intermediate Hurling Championship Winners (1959)
Intermediate Hurling League Champions (1958)
Junior Hurling Championship Winners (1958)
Junior Hurling League Champions (1956)
Minor Football League Champions (1953)
Under 16 Football & Hurling League Champions (1953)
Under 15 Hurling League Champions (1959 & 1951)
Under 15 Football League Champions (1951 & 1958)
Under 15 Football Championship Runners-Up (1959)
Under 13 Football League Champions (1959)
1980 - 1989
Senior Football Champions (1983 & 1986)
Senior Football League Div 1 Runners-Up (1982)
Senior Football League Div 2 Runners-Up (1985)
Senior Camogie Championship Winners (1989)
Senior Camogie Championship Runners-Up (1982)
Intermediate A Camogie Championship Winners (1982)
Intermediate B Camogie Championship Winners (1980)
Junior B Camogie Championship Champions (1982)
Junior C Camogie League & Championship Winners (1980)
Intermediate Hurling Championship Winners (1980)
Intermediate Hurling Top 4 League Winners (1980)
St Vincent de Paul Champions (1982)
Senior Hurling League Div 1 Promotion (1981)
Junior Football League Div 3 Champions (1988)
Junior Football League Div 3 Runners-Up (1981)
Junior Hurling Fletcher Shield Runners-Up (1985)
Under 21 Hurling League Div 1 Champions (1985)
Under 21 Football Championship Runners-Up (1981)
Under 21 Football League Div 1 Runners-Up (1983)
Under 21 Football League Div 2 Runners-Up (1988)
Minor Football League Div 2 Winners (1982)
Minor Football League Div 2 Runners-Up (1986)
Under 16 Football League Div 3 Winners (1989)
Under 16 Football League Div 3 Runners-Up (1985)
Under 15 Football & Hurling League Champions (1980)
Under 15 Football League Runners-Up (1981)
Under 14 Millenium Football Winners
Under 14 Football League C Winners (1987)
Under 13 Hurling Centenary Div 3 Winners (1984)
Under 11 Football & Hurling League Runners-Up (1980)
Under 11 Hurling League Div 2 Winners (1982)
Under 11 Football League B Runners-Up (1988)
1960 - 1969
Intermediate Hurling League & Championship Winners (1969)
Intermediate Football Champions (1963)
Senior Football Championship Runners-Up (1968)
Corn Ceitinn Hurling Cup Winners (1969)
Under 21 Football League Champions (1969)
Under 21 Football Championship Winners (1967)
Minor Football Championship Winners (1962, 1963, 1964, 1968 & 1969)
Minor Football League Champions (1963 & 1964)
Minor Hurling League Champions (1968)
Under 16 Football League Champions (1960, 1962 & 1963)
Under 15 League Champions (1960 & 1961)
Under 14 League Champions (1965)
Under 14 Football League Runners-Up (1968)
Under 13 Football League Champions (1968)