General

Cuala’s membership year runs from Jan to Dec. Annual Subscriptions fall due on 1 Jan.

Payment can only be made on-line using our payment partner, ClubForce.

Payment of Subscriptions is subject to

Players cannot be registered with the National Governing Associations (GAA, Ladies Football,Camogie) until their subscriptions are paid. Unregistered members are not covered by “Player Injury Schemes” and Cuala cannot allow them to coach, train with or play for the club.

Members are responsible for entering and maintaining their own details correctly and completely. Of particular importance is the need to provide accurate details in relation to the Player Injury Scheme – especially Date of Birth and that the member is registered under the correct subscription type.

Subscription Rates 2021

At the Club AGM in December 2020, members voted unanimously to retain 2021 subscription rates at 2020 levels.

Payment of Subscription in Instalments 

Subscription payment for new and renewing members can, initially, be made in five instalments; In January 2021 the number of permitted instalments for renewing and new members will reduce to 4. Further reductions in instalments for new and renewing members will occur in February and March.

Development Levy

The AGM motion, approved at the 2019 Club AGM will continue unchanged into 2021. The club will continue to collect development levies ranging in value from €10€30 or €50 – depending on subscription type – at the time of member joining or renewing membership.

All funds collected from the development levy in 2020 were ring-fenced for development purposes only and were not  used for day to day expenditure or any other purpose. This policy will, again, be applied in 2021. A lot of work and significant progress was made during 2020 to build on the work completed in 2019. We presented our proposed new Clubhouse to members and neighbours and expect to present further plans in early 2021.

Fundraising activities were, necessarily, curtailed in 2020 but we are exploring other funding opportunities in 2021 and would welcome any suggestions and support that our members could provide.

Family Membership

  1. All players availing of Family membership must be in full time education
  2. Players born in or prior to 2000 can be included providing that player is in full time education at the time of registration. The player must email details of the educational establishment they attend to registrar@cualagaa.ie (Photo of student card & course details) before the family registration process can be completed
  3. If player is born in or prior to 2000 but cannot meet the full time education requirement they should opt for the Full Adult Rate

Student Membership

  1. Members availing of Student Rates (whether Individually or as part of a Family Subscription) must
    be a full-time student in full-time education
  2. If born in or prior to 2000, that player must email details of the educational establishment they attend to registrar@cualagaa.ie (Photo of College Student Card & course details)
  3. If player is born in or prior to 2000 but cannot meet the full time education requirement they should opt for the Full Adult Rate

Juvenile Subscription Rates

Available to those born between 1/1/2003 and 31/12/2011. An accompanying Adult (Parent, Grandparent, Guardian etc) is registered at no additional charge and automatically becomes a Social Member of Cuala

Academy Subscription Rates

Available to those born between 1/1/2012 and 31/12/2016. Children born earlier should contact the Academy in Cuala to discuss joining the Academy. Accompanying Adult (Parent or Guardian etc) is registered for free and automatically becomes a Social Member of Cuala

Introductory Discount

An Adult, Student or Juvenile applicant, who has never registered with Cuala previously, may apply to the Registrar for a discount off the appropriate subscription rate. This does not apply to Academy rates. Due consideration will be given to each request.

Members with arrears from 2020

Members must clear all 2020 arrears prior to 2021 membership renewal.

Pay Membership

Where Does My Subscription Go?

The Annual Subscription is used to contribute towards a wide range of services and activities on and off the field. In 2018, our ‘day-to-day operational’ costs (i.e. not including Capital or Exceptional items) worked out at an average of €416 per player – a huge investment in players of all ages in all codes.

As you can see, Player Subscriptions on their own do not cover the full operational costs.  We rely on non-playing Members, Fundraisers and Sponsorship to make up the difference.

Money tendered by anyone who is not already a member of the club will be accepted and treated as a donation – pending their Application for Membership being processed. On admission as a Member,  any sums previously paid will be credited against Annual Subscription due.