Éire Óg Derriaghy GAC

Éire Óg Derriaghy GAC (Irish: Éire Óg Doire Achaidh GAC) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club from the outskirts of Dunmurry, County Antrim.[1] Founded in 1932, and playing out of Woodlands Playing Fields, Éire Óg Doire Achaidh is the local club for the parishes of St Anne's and Our Lady Queen of Peace, providing Gaelic football and Hurling teams for the children of Derriaghy, Finaghy, Dunmurry, Black's Road, Glengoland and Cloona. The club has teams from Primary 1 level all the way through to senior level.[2]

Éire Óg Doire Achaidh GAC
Founded:1932
County:Antrim
Nickname:The Ogs
Colours:Red and white
Grounds:Woodlands, Finaghy Road North, Belfast
Playing kits
Standard colours
Change Kit
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Ulster
champions
Antrim
champions
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HistoryEdit

In 1948 Éire Óg won their only Senior Football Championship title to date. After beating Ardoyne and Dunloy GAC, Éire Óg knocked out the holders, O’Connell’s, in the semi-final winning 1-7 to 1-3, despite a late comeback by O’Connell’s. The winning Ógs team was a very young team - only five of them being over 21 years of age.[3]

Éire Óg has contributed many county footballers and hurlers. 1951 was the last year that Antrim won the Ulster Senior Football Championship. Éire Óg had five representatives in the team - Jimmy Roe, Brian O'Kane, Peter O'Hara and Donagh Forde all started, while David O'Kane was one of the substitutes. Jimmy Roe, Brian O’Kane and Peter O’Hara would go on to start against Meath in the All Ireland semi-final at Croke Park , but Antrim unfortunately lost 2-06 to 1-07.[4]

Brian O’Kane’s brother, Hugh, also played senior county football and was the captain of the first ever Queens University Belfast team to lift the Sigerson Cup. The Ógs also had an international soccer player in their team. Tommy Forde played for the Northern Ireland national football team throughout the 1950s as well as playing football for Éire Óg. [5]

HonoursEdit

  • Antrim Senior Football Championship
  • Antrim Intermediate Football Championship
    • 1985
  • Antrim Junior Football Championship
    • 1938
    • 1979
    • 2001
  • Antrim Intermediate Hurling Championship
    • 1937
    • 1952
  • Antrim Junior Hurling Championship
    • 1932
    • 1951
    • 1967
    • 1974

Notable playersEdit

  • Tommy Rice - Antrim Hurling Player in 1939.[7]
  • Peter McGarvey - Antrim Hurling Player in 1939.[8]
  • Jimmy Roe - Antrim Football Player who won the 1951 Ulster Senior Football Championship.[9]
  • Brian O’Kane - Antrim Football Player who won the 1951 Ulster Senior Football Championship.[10]
  • Peter O'Hara - Antrim Football Player who won the 1951 Ulster Senior Football Championship.[11]
  • Donagh Forde - Antrim Football Player who won the 1951 Ulster Senior Football Championship.[12]
  • David O'Kane - Antrim Football Player who won the 1951 Ulster Senior Football Championship.[13]
  • Hugh O'Kane - Captain of the first ever Queens University team to lift the Sigerson Cup.[14]
  • Tommy Forde - Northern Ireland International Soccer Player.[15]
  • Conor McKenna - TG4 Underdogs Player 2018. They played 4 in a row All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin in Parnell park October 2018. [16]
  • Colm 'Ladiesman' Rice - Potentially thee greatest player ever to pull a jersey on, Colm was a joy to watch during his prime (One Sunday in Falls Pk U12b football), Injuries, and a 'love for the ladies' ended what promised to be a glittering career way too soon, however the stories of his greatness still circulate the club at any given game.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Éire Óg Doire Achaidh". www.eireog.com. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Éire Óg Belfast". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "History - 1940". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Senior Championship Winners". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  10. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  11. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  12. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  13. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  14. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  15. ^ "History - 1932-39". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  16. ^ "CONOR MCKENNA TO FACE DUBLIN". Antrim GAA. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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