About Us

De La Salle GAA Club is based in Waterford City. The club was founded in 1927 by Br. John Murphy, then a young brother in St. Stephen’s school. He was originally from Kildare and a man of great vision and energy. Having been successful at school level, he saw a need to form a club to cater for the sporting and cultural needs of his past pupils.

 

The club was originally called St. Stephens, but was later changed to De La Salle to embrace all of the De La Salle schools in the city i.e. St. Stephen’s, St. Declan’s and De La Salle College.

 

Our grounds at Gracedieu and Cleaboy are based in the north west suburbs of Waterford City, while the club also has use of the playing facilities at De La Salle College, Newtown.

 

The modern G.A.A Club is more than just a club, it is a community and De La Salle G.A.A Club is no different. Drawing mainly from the present and past pupils of the two De La Salle Primary Schools in Waterford City the club although not confined to any particular parish is very proud of its roots and in particular its close connections with the De La Salle Brothers. Down through the years many brothers contributed to the working of the club either as players, coaches or administrators. In 2008 a new dimension was added to our club with the formation of De La Salle Camogie Club.

 

De La Salle GAA Club prides itself in the fact that it openly promotes the Christian values and vision of the founder of the De La Salle Order. John Baptist De La Salle. These have at it’s core the twin values of ‘Respect for all people’ and ‘An inclusive community’

St. John Baptist De La Salle

"Take much more care of the young people entrusted to you than if they were the children of a king."