We all want to see our county teams win once again at the highest level. Club Down’s goal is to give all our teams the best opportunity to compete with the very best across Ireland.

To enjoy this success again requires the support of the whole Down family; our members, clubs, schools, sponsors, and friends.

By enhancing the support given to our development squads, we believe we can make that happen.

We want to inspire the next generation of athletes and provide an environment where they can develop and flourish. The sporting world is ever-evolving and the GAA is no different. We need to ensure that our athletes are kept up-to-date with the highest standard of training, including guidance on fitness, nutrition and general health.

The new Club Down will fund an academy providing our young athletes with expert training by the industry’s best quality coaches.

We have a proud GAA heritage and we want to build for success in the future.

We are proud to support Down GAA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Club Down?

The first Club Down was established in 2002 with the aim of raising funds to build Páirc Esler. That goal has been achieved. The new Club Down will support the development of future Down GAA stars.

Who is Club Down?

Club Down is managed by a group of volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds, but it represents all clubs, schools and members in the county.

How is Club Down funded?

The work of Club Down and The Mourne Academy relies solely on the donations made by our members and sponsors, and through fundraising events.

What is the purpose of Club Down?

The new Club Down will exist to fund a new Mourne Academy, which will help develop our young players into top athletes. It will also pursue and support future projects to enhance the development of our games across the county.