St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 089-4440124

As always, we will be fielding multiple teams at each age grade in 2023 so there will be a team for everyone. As ever, there are a number of coaches working with our teams at all ages and the list below is not meant to cover all possible contacts – please see individual team pages  for full details.

BoysSection Juvenile Boys Section
GirlsSection Juvenile Girls Section

The Shane Black Cul Cilles Academy

The 2023 Shane Black Cúl Cilles academy will resume on March 10th 2024 – and runs every Sunday throughout the year (with the exception of bank holidays) until late October.

See below for details of our Academy setup.

  • The Sunday Academy runs from 9.30am to 12:30pm every Sunday for children born in 2020 and older.
    1. Children born in 2015/2016 will be on the pitch, with their respective age group from 11.00-12.30 every Sunday. 
    2. Children born in 2017/2018 will be on the pitch, with their respective age group from 9.30-10.30 every Sunday. 
    3. Children born in 2019 will be in the cage from 10.45 to 11.30 every Sunday.
    4. Children born in 2020 will be in the cage from 09.45 to 10.15 every Sunday.  
  • It is MANDATORY that all children wear a mouth guard in training and matches. Mouth Guards come in a variety of sizes and can be bought at any sports shop. If your child does not have a mouth guard, they cannot play!
  • Please ensure your child is registered as a member of St Colmcilles. Membership options are available HERE
  • A friendly reminder to all parents/guardians that they must remain on the premises of St Colmcilles for the entire duration of the Academy.
  • Kit/Footwear – children may wear whatever they find comfortable in (tracksuit, leggings, shorts) to training; it is not mandatory that children wear club / football kits, though many children want to once they begin training! We recommend layering and ensuring your child has a light windcheater / jacket in case of rain or windy conditions. We recommend football boots to prevent slipping. Gaelic football gloves are not mandatory but some players prefer to use them; particularly in wet conditions. Gloves may be purchased in a variety of sizes in most sport shops.
  • Club Gear / Colours: The Club colours are navy with light blue accents. Children playing competitively will be asked to have the club colours socks and shorts. These can be purchased through O’Neills and many sports shops. To access St Colmcilles online shop: Click Here
  • Club Shop – We will have our club shop most Sunday mornings and you can buy the kits, gear, mouthguards etc.
  • Weather Closures – As the saying goes, if you don’t hear from us, Academy is on! In the case of very poor weather and unsafe pitch conditions, an announcement will be made on the morning and posted to our Facebook page before 8.30am on said morning. Please download our app to keep up to date will all relevant information regarding the academy.


For Hurling and Camogie queries contact Paula O’Brien 086-2255541

Juvenile Girls Coaches 2022

TeamCoachPhone Number
2016 Girls
2015 GirlsDave Gilligan087-9874180
2014 Girls
Elena Wade
2013 Girls
Aileen Lynch087- 9909449
2012 Girls
John Martin087-6358351
2011 U9 Girls Sinead Collier 087-1126269
2010 Girls
Aideen Gurrin
2009 Girls Gearoid Lawless
2008 Girls Ciara Lenihan
Ciaran Leddy
2007 Girls
Jackie Grant
2006 Girls
Ken McHutcheon087 634 9162
2005 Girls
Kevin Coffey

Juvenile Boys Coaches 2022

TeamCoachPhone Number
Cage - Fundamentals (2015 & 2016 boys and girls)
2015 Boys (U6) Dave Johnson089-2481953
2014 Boys (U7)Daire Ferguson 087-2033740
2013 Boys (U8)Ronan Kelly087-1218848
2012 Boys (U9)Sandra Geraghty
Cianan Duff
2011 Boys (U10) Barry McDonald‭087-2551108
2010 Boys (U11) Steven Scully087-0539381
2009 Boys (U12) Ian Mullen086-1695938
2008 Boys (U13) Mark Gallagher 087-6215569
2007 Boys (U14) Ray Finlay087-911 4127
2006 Boys (U15) John Maguire087-3238633
2005 Boys (U16) Ronan Murphy 086-1785137