Membership Fees 2022

Previous Fees New 2022 Fees
Academy €2 per session €60/year
U7 – U18 €110 €140/year
Full Time Student N/A €140/year
Adult Player €130 €160/year
Non-Player €50 €50/year
Family €300 €400/year

*Typically the club is active around 40 weeks a year

 

At the 2021 Club AGM recently an increase in club membership fees was approved. Whilst this decision was not taken lightly it is a necessity.

  • During 2021 it cost ~€70k to run the club, at the end of the year we essentially broke-even
  • This was achieved fortuitously through the club receiving a windfall of €11k
  • By simply breaking-even the club cannot build a “nest-egg” to fund important developments
  • Recent developments such as the changing rooms, toilets in Stonebridge cost ~ €10k
  • Future developments such as floodlights & a hurling-wall in Stonebridge, storage container & toilets at the Cliffs will require funding.
  • Each year, through our successful development we add 4 new teams to the club
  • A letter from our club Chairperson John Doherty is shown below outlining the rationale for the decision to increase the price increase.

Notes on pricing table:

  1. At this stage it is uncertain if the increased fees mean the winter-training donation will be required in 2022, if we can fund-raise it is unlikely to be required, if we cannot fund-raise it is likely to be required. 
  2. Academy fee it doesn’t represent an overall increase in money paid by participants 
  3. Adult non-player – our coaches & volunteers, no change as they already contribute hugely to the club through the giving of their their time
  4. Student – a new fee level to reflect the growing number of young adults / students in the club
  5. Family – covers (i) 1 playing or non-playing adult & unlimited children, any additional non-playing adults must pay the non-playing adult fee.  (ii) 2 playing adult members. (iii) where the family fee represents a higher fee than other combinations, the lower fee is applicable e.g. 1 adult-non player & 2 x U7-U18 players the applicable fee is €310 not €400. 
  6. All fees must be paid by Mar 31st 2022. 
  7. All fees must be paid prior to participating in training or representing the club in any matches (competitive & friendlies) – failure to pay would invalidate any injury claims for the player, and lead to a fine being imposed on the club & possible suspension from competition. 
  8. Late payment of fees will render the member ineligible  to vote at club AGM  & ineligible to be entered into draws for All-Ireland tickets or, family fee covers 1 adult membership (unless otherwise specifically clarified at registration)
  9. Fees may be paid in instalments 
  10. Should you have genuine difficulty in paying fees please contact Chairman or Secretary in confidence (chairperson.Shankill.dublin@gaa.ieSecretary.Shankill.Dublin@gaa.ie
  11. Should you require clarification on amount payable please contact club registrar (semorley@gmail.com

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A letter from the Shankill GAA Club Chairperson regarding the decision to increase the membership prices.

At the 2021 Club AGM recently an increase in club membership fees was approved. Whilst this decision was not taken lightly it is a necessity. 

Below I outline the background to this decision: 

  • During 2021 it cost ~€70k to run the club,  at the end of the year we essentially broke-even 
  • This was achieved fortuitously through the club receiving a windfall of €11k –  (€3k from national draw tickets, €5k from an associated draw which the club won and Christmas tree sales)
  • By simply breaking-even the club cannot build a “nest-egg” to fund important developments
  • Recent developments such as the changing rooms & toilets in Stonebridge cost the club ~ €10k
  • Future developments such as floodlights & a hurling-wall in Stonebridge, storage container & toilets at the Cliffs will require funding 
  • Each year, through our successful development we add 4 new teams to the club – Boys Gaelic Football & Hurling, Girls Football & Camogie 
  • These added teams bring additional costs 
  • In 2022 the club will field teams that each attract (i) affiliation fees & Injury fund fees  to the GAA, LGFA & Camogie,  they also require associated fees for (ii) pitch rental (Stonebridge & Cliffs are rented from DLRCOCO), (iii) insurance, (iv) referees fees, (v) equipment & (vi) rental of winter training facilities 
  • Additionally to help club & player development Shankill GAA pays for a Games Promotion Officer to deliver GAA & general ball-skills in the club and in the local national schools – this is an important commitment to our community, at no charge to the schools. With the growth in the number of teams & playing members we require further resources here from 2022.  
  • During 2020 & 2021 the Club has been unable to undertake basic fundraising activities due to covid-19 restrictions,
  • These fundraising events such as – Annual Golf Day, Quizes, Draws & Bag-Packing etc. provide much-needed funds for the aforementioned key future developments through which we will secure improved facilities for the club members. 
  • A freeze on fees was implemented in 2020 due to covid-19 as it was unclear if club activities could proceed. 
  • In 2021 there was a full calendar of matches / activities for the teams / groups  along with the normal associated cub expenditure.  
  • Shankill GAA fees are significantly less than all neighbouring GAA, soccer & rugby clubs – and none of these clubs have significantly better facilities (like us they have a mix of pitches with & without changing facilities). 
  • Typically the club is active around 40 weeks a year – club membership fees vary from €1 per week for an academy member to €10 per week for a family (typically 4 or more members). 

Regards,

John Doherty

Chairperson Shankill GAA