Blackrock Athletic Club was founded in 1944 and is one of the largest Juvenile Clubs in Dublin. Unlike many of its contemporaries, which have either gone out of existence or been forced to amalgamate with other clubs, Blackrock Athletic Club has proudly withstood the rigours of time.

The club is based in Carysfort Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin and caters for athletes at both junior and senior level. This website caters principally for the Junior Section, which is intended for athletes aged 8 to 18, and has a current membership of around 100. The Junior Section also has “Academy” training for 6 to 7 year olds which is run by the parents of that age group.

All members are treated equally and a friendly atmosphere permeates right through the club – the club endeavours to encourage a spirit of fair play and sportmanship at all times. The club motto is ‘the team should be like horses of the sun together and not as individuals‘. This was chosen by the scholarly Peadar Murphy from one of Beckford’s quotations.

The club crest was designed in 1948 by Dick Cahill, one of the early committee members. It represents the golden wings of the morning, which denotes speed, encircling the rising sun sending forth its golden rays – a symbol of youth and freshness.

The club colours date back to 1946: all black with the club crest and the singlet is embellished with gold stripes down the side.