Juvenile Football

Donaghmore/Ashbourne’s juvenile section caters for Gaelic football for boys aged 5-18

The 5-7 year olds gain the knowledge of the basic skills of Gaelic football; ABCs (Agility, Balance, and Coordination) RJTs (Running, Jumping, and Throwing) as well as Catching and Kicking. This group also participate in mini-leagues “Street Leagues” during May / June. As they get older, they become involved in underage teams ranging from Under 8’s to Minor (Under  18’s). After that, they progress to Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels with the club.

A player’s pathway commences with the child training and participating in Gaelic games at the age of 5 and develop their skill set through the age levels until he is representing Donaghmore Ashbourne and maybe even Meath at senior level. We have two current examples of this in Bryan Menton and Andrew Tormey.

Our aim is to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. This requires a lot of commitment on behalf of the player as well as team mentors and coaches. Coaches are encouraged to participate in courses / workshop to further develop their skills and enable them to pass these skills on to players.

Benefits of participating in Gaelic football

Fun & Enjoyment

Help build self-esteem and confidence

Learn new skills

Help build social skills

Promote a healthy lifestyle

Develop leadership skills

See new places

Develop friendships

New members are always welcome
If your child is interested in playing Gaelic football please contact the relevant mentor(s) below:


Ann Kavanagh – 0877865124

Noreen Wilson – 0863273584

Under 11

Paul O’Sullivan – 0861712603

Ian Dalton – 0872262936

Under 12

Eddie Mather – 0857303965

Laurence Cox – 0868578607

Under 13

Mick O’Grady – 0861791272

Cathal Cullen – 0876330396

Under 14

Michael Ryan – 0879292777

Duncan Holmes – 0868872271

Under 16 & Under 15

Mark Power – 0879292777

Leon Tormey – 0857196716

Under 17

Tony Wall – 0872531991

Caoimhin O Tuathail – 08768103777


Paul Rea – 0879157043

Vinny Carton – 0863406497


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