Bord na nÓg

"Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh siad" - Praise the youth and they will flourish

Adare Bord na nÓg is the child section of Adare GAA Club and includes all boys from U6 to U16s. Our philosophy is based on a fun, child centric approach and we believe what is good for your child is good for our club.

It is the vision of Bord na nÓg to develop your child’s lifelong engagement with Adare GAA and be a valued contributor to our club. We wish to maximise participation at all age grades while developing the skills required for your child to be ready and able to progress through each level. Inclusiveness and diversity is at the heart of our ethos and we pride ourselves in welcoming all boys and their families to our club. We strive to be an integral part of community life in Adare and help the boys and their families understand the positive impact they can make in our village. We commit to supporting your child in developing valuable skills through Gaelic games such as teamwork, communication, leadership and life-long friendship.

We work within the GAA “Code of Behavior for Underage” (2016) and central to this is respect. We learn from everything we do and we are on a path of continuous improvement. We treat the referee with respect, knowing they are doing their best and we accept their decision. We respect our opponents and see them as posing a challenge which we work hard to overcome. We respect all those involved in Gaelic games, the coaches, mentors,supporters and most importantly team mates.

We measure our success by overall numbers, player retention, skill development, high levels of fun and enjoyment.

Our Vision

Our vision is that every member in our club is welcomed to take part in our games, to participate fully, to grow and develop and to be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with our club.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, holistic and nurturing environment for all our young people to enjoy Gaelic Games. We aim to encourage our young people to develop and achieve their full potential in our games through enjoyment and mutual respect.

Code Of Conduct

The Adare Bord Na nOg code of conduct for under age is based on the national GAA code of behaviour for underage 2016 and is available (in full) for review at

Success in any sport requires loyalty, respect and discipline, at Adare we encourage these attributes in a positive fashion.

Young players can benefit greatly from sports in terms of personal development and enjoyment. Our players are encouraged to realise that as a result of their participation in our Gaelic Games that they also have a responsibility to treat other players and officials with fairness and respect. With rights there will always be responsibilities.

Young players, and those who work with them in our Associations are required to “sign up” and abide by this code of behaviour.

Child Liaison / Welfare Officer

Caroline McNamara (087) 8180128

Players are entitled to:

  • Be safe and feel safe
  • Have fun and experience a sense of enjoyment and fulfilment
  • Be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity
  • Comment and make suggestions in a constructive manner
  • Be afforded appropriate confidentiality
  • Participate in games and competitions at levels with which they feel comfortable
  • Make their concerns known and have them dealt with in an appropriate manner
  • Be protected from abuse
  • Be listened to
  • Know that it is acceptable to talk to the Clubs Children’s Officer with any concerns or questions they may have
  • Tell somebody else if they or others have been harmed in any way

Bord na nÓg Officers

Jamie McNamara
Vice Chairperson
Fergal McNamara
Eamonn Kirby
Ed Joyce
Peter Droog
Vice Treasurer
Seanie Brennan
Martin Curran
Trish Joyce
Sorcha O’Connor
Child Protection Officer
Caroline McNamara
Hurling Co-ordinator
Noel Kearney / Paul Keane
Football Co-ordinator
Shane Russell
Athletics / Fundamental Movements Co-Ordinator (From U13 to U6)
Dave Lavin
Strength & Condition Co-Ordinator (From U15-U17)
Fionnan Kelliher
Pitch Officer
Keith Fitzpatrick
Irish Language Officer
Aoife Lavin
Fergal McNamara , Keith Fitzpatrick, , Alan Fitzpatrick , Paul Carr, Mike Canty, John Gleeson, Aine Downes
Marcus Doran, Rose Fitzpatrick. Julian O’Mahony, Mark Foley
Updated 3rd April, 2024

Team Coaches

U17 Hurling
Padraig O’Brien
087 657 4673
U17 Football
Myles Kane
087 657 4673
U16 Hurling
Joey Shire
U16 Football
Joe McCarthy / Paul Carr
U15 Hurling
Mark Foley / Wayne McNamara
U15 Football
Joe McCarthy / Paul Carr
U14 Hurling
John Duggan
U14 Football
Fionan Kelliher
U12 Hurling
Richie Fitzgerald
U12 Football
Shane Russell
U9 & U10 Hurling & Football
Julian O’Mahony / Eamon Fitzgerald
U8 Hurling & Football
Jamie McNamara / Fergal McNamara
U7 Hurling & Football
David Lavin
U6 Hurling & Football
Eoin Ryan / Gary Rohan
Updated 3rd April, 2024

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