South Dublin is our home and we take great pride in ensuring that there are opportunities across the community to get involved with Shamrock Rovers in as many ways as possible.
Our main goal when setting up our community program was to be a more visible presence in our community and surrounding locations. We identified three areas in which we could put our resources to increase this presence and make an impact in the community; (1) schools, (2) community clubs and (3) local events.
If you’d like to find out more about our community programme and possibly get involved get in touch with our Community Officer Tony O’Neill.
Community Officer Tony O'Neill with partner club coaches
Stephen Bradley talking to the Junior Hoops
Developing strong relationships in schools
We set about working with mainly primary schools trying to introduce Shamrock Rovers into the lives of young children from the age of 5 to 10 years old. Our goal here to hopefully make a connection with these kids that lasts long into adulthood. Building a lifelong affiliation with Shamrock Rovers as the saying goes “Once a Hoop, Always a Hoop”.
We roll out eight week programs with primary schools across Tallaght and as far away as Kildare that incorporates skills based learning games for both boys and girls. At the end of these programs the kids will do a project on the famous Hoops and what they learned from the soccer program. The club will provide free tickets to a dedicated match for every child that has taken part over the eight week period.
if you’re either a teacher or a parent and want to discuss how you can help your school get involved with our various school programmes then please email tonyoneill@shamrockrovers.ie

Our Partner Clubs

We are currently working with, and working towards having closer and more professional relationships with other football clubs not just in the Tallaght area but throughout South Dublin and beyond.
Take a look at our growing network of Partner and Associate Clubs. If your child’s club isn’t listed and you want to find out more information on how to get them involved then please email Tony O’Neill