Clubs in Skerries

With a vibrant community spirit and rich sporting heritage, Skerries has a collection of established clubs. Gaelic Athletic Association games, football, rugby and cricket are all represented in Skerries and the community had nurtured and developed a deep pool of talented athletes who have represented Skerries at the national and international level.

One of the town’s largest clubs is the Skerries Rugby Football Club, which was founded in 1926. Skerries RFC has over 600 members that make up successful youth and adult teams. Since 1962, the club’s home grounds have been at Holmpatrick. Plans are now underway to develop a new pitch to address flooding worries at the current site. For the 2011-12 season, the club’s XV senior side played in Division 1A of the Leinster League, the second tier league for Irish rugby.

Skerries Town Football Club is based at Park Lane, near Dublin Road. The club was founded in 1990 following the merger of Skerries United and Home Celtic United. The senior men’s team plays matches in Division 1A of the Leinster Soccer League. The club also has a ladies team, as well as youth teams that play on pitches at the Skerries Town Park near the Skerries Mill and at Mourne View Estate.

The Skerries Harps is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in Skerries. It is home to youth and senior Gaelic football, hurling and camogie teams. Notable former players of the club include Bobby Beggs and Paddy Ellis, and star Gaelic football player Bryan Cullen currently plays for the club.  Over the years, the club has won the Murphy’s Cup for senior Gaelic football and Dublin minor and intermediate championships in gaelic football. Most recently, the Skerries Harps won the 2011 Dublin Intermediate Championships.

Cricket has a strong history in Skerries. The town’s original club was one of the founding clubs of the Fingal League, and won the championship in 1936 and 1941. Many of the first games of cricket in the area were played on local farmland around the hills overlooking Skerries. Founded in 1969, The Hills Cricket Club in Skerries maintains the community’s commitment to cricket. The club has produced several international players, including Declan Moore, Matt Dwyer, Barry Archer and Paul Mooney.

Founded in 1934, the Skerries Sailing Club reflects a heritage of sailing in the community. The first regatta held off the shores of Skerries was in 1857. Through the years, the community has hosted national and international sailing competitions. The club offers a range of sailing courses for anyone interested in learning to sail or to perfect their skills. During the summer, courses are also offered for children and youth.

The Skerries Hockey Club was founded in 1968 and consists of two men’s teams and four ladies teams. The club plays its games on an all-weather pitch next to the Skerries Community Centre. Meanwhile, the Skerries Karate Club offers karate lessons to all age groups and was founded in 1981. The club is also based at the Skerries Community Centre. The newest addition to town’s list of sports clubs is the Skerries Rowing Club. Founded in 2012 by ocean rower and world record holder Andrew Burke, the club is the first ocean rowing club in Ireland’s northeast.

 

Skerries Hockey Club:

Skerries Hockey Club was founded in 1906 and now currently has 80 members which consisted of two mens teams and three ladies teams. Its current president is Nuala McMahon . Its home ground is an all weather pitch located beside Skerries Community Centre.

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 Skerries Rugby Club

Fans of Skerries Rugby Club should check this site out. A history of the club is included on the pages, along with news and fixtures. A league table is featured here, in addition to a link to an online store selling the club’s merchandise.

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Skerries Scouts:

The 98th Dublin Unit of Scouting Ireland C S I is based in the small but ever growing seaside town of Skerries which is located on the east coast of Ireland some 18 miles north of Dublin, the Capital city. The Unit is a member of the Fingal Region, one of the largest within the Association. The Unit is proud of the fact that it is offering 4 cylinder scouting to the young people of Skerries. This is achieved through the 4 Training sections operational within the Unit, these being:

 

 Skerries Sea Scouts:

The 2nd Dublin, 16th Port (Skerries) Scout group was founded in 1982 and caters for boys and girls aged from six years to eighteen years. The sections meet every week and in the summer participate in summer camps in addition to canoeing and boating activities. The group is comprised of two beaver colonies, three cubpacks and two scout troops.

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 Skerries Photography Group:

An amateur photography group, with an emphasis on community photography, based in Skerries, County Dublin. The club have a varied membership, spanning various areas of interest and levels of expertise .

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 Skerries Historical Society:

The ‘Old Skerries Society’ was founded in 1948 to promote awareness of and conservation of local history, heritage and artifacts . . . It is now ‘Skerries Historical Society’

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 Skerries Karate Club:

The most successful and longest running karate club in Skerries. Classes to suit all age groups. Class times: Saturday 12 midday to 1:30 and Tuesday night 8pm to 9pm in the Community Centre.

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Funded by the Cianan Clancy Community Enhancement Fund 1997 to 2017