About Robert Emmets
Robert Emmets is a South Dublin GAA Club, based in Perrystown a suburb located between Greenhills,Templeoge,Terenure and Crumlin.
Our home pitch is at “Eight acres”, Greentrees Park,
Perrystown, Dublin 12.
Club Colours: Green,White and Gold.
In the summer of 1969 the Robert Emmet’s Gaelic Football and Hurling club was founded and then affiliated to the South city league. The venture had started the previous year with the organisation of street leagues under the auspices of the Perrystown/Manor Estate Residents Association. Two football teams were entered in the first leagues at under 13 and under 15 levels. later in the year a under 13 hurling team was entered .
Amongst those prominent from day one and founding members of the club were Tommy Gavin (Chairman of the Residents Assocation), Tadgh Donovan (Street League Chairman), Denis Murphy(First Secretary), Joe Clavin, Jerry O’Connor,Tommy Dardis,Mick Madden,Michael Kelly,Tomas O Cuilinn,Paddy O Grady. The club also got the Green and Gold from one of the founding members Jerry O’Connor a native from Kerry who along with the Residents Assocation were the first to supply jersey’s to the club.
It didnt take long for the club to progress and by 1974 the first minor team was playing in the 8 acres and again in due course in 1977 the first Junior team compeated at Adult level while Intermediate status was attained in 1986. The first minor Hurling teamwas entered in 1978 and Junior in 1980 but after several years of whole-hearted endeavour and the advent of Faughs Hurling Club to the neighbourhood ended the club’s involvement in Hurling but guaranteed the its future in the area.