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Castlederg St. Eugene's GAC

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Castlederg St. Eugene's (Irish: Caisleán na Deirge Naoimh Eoghain) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club. The club is based in Castlederg in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Castlederg St. Eugene's GAC
Caisleán na Deirge Naoimh Eoghain CLG
Founded:1975
County:Tyrone
Nickname:The Tigers
Colours:Red, Black and Amber
Grounds:Marius McHugh Memorial Park
Coordinates:54°42′26.56″N 7°35′56.12″W / 54.7073778°N 7.5989222°W / 54.7073778; -7.5989222Coordinates: 54°42′26.56″N 7°35′56.12″W / 54.7073778°N 7.5989222°W / 54.7073778; -7.5989222
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The club concentrates on Gaelic football, while Mná Na Deirge provides for Ladies Gaelic football.

HistoryEdit

Formation of the clubEdit

The club was formed in 1975 under the name Naomh Eoghan Caislean na Deirge and has been in continuous existence ever since.

1975 - 2005Edit

For the most part of the club's existence they have played their adult football at Junior level. However they were promoted to Intermediate football in 1980 and remained at that level until 1983. They were again successful at gaining promotion in 1989 and stayed in the Intermediate grade until 1993. In 2001 they won their first adult title when their Reserve team annexed the Junior Reserve Championship, beating Newtownstewart at Drumquin.

2006 - 2017Edit

The senior team competed in Division 3 of the Tyrone All-County Football League and in the Tyrone Junior Football Championship up until they gained promotion in 2016 by finishing top of the League, just a single point above Tattyreagh, after a victory over Glenelly (1-14 to 1-8) on the final day of the season. Unfortunately the club found life in Division 2 difficult, finishing second from bottom with only 8 League points after only 3 league wins and 2 draws.

2018 - PresentEdit

In 2018 the club returned to junior football, but a string of poor results saw them finish 10th in the league and despite good victories over Killyman and Dregish in the Championship they were unable to progress any further, losing out to Newtownstewart in the quarter final stage to leave the senior team facing another year in Junior Football.

AchievementsEdit

In 1993 in only their second year playing and the first year of the Intermediate League in Tyrone, Mna Na Deirge won the League, beating Beragh, the runners up in the last round. In 2001 the Reserve team lifted the Junior Reserve Championship after beating Newtownstewart. In 2011 the Ladies lifted the Junior B Championship title, whilst managed by Francie Lynch. In 2016, under the management of Dermot Corry, the club lifted their first ever league title at adult level when they lifted the Division 3 All County League. In 2017, under the management of Brian Coyle, the ladies lifted the Tyrone Ladies Division 3 League Title after defeating Edendork in the final which was played down in Donaghmore.

Notable playersEdit

Jon Lynch - Tyrone Senior Footballer (1980 - 1992) and 1986 All Star. Aiden Lynch - 1997 and 1998 Tyrone Minor. Minor All Ireland Winner 1998 and All Ireland Minor Final Man of the Match 1998. Shannon Lynch - 2005 - Present, Tyrone Senior Ladies football (goalkeeper).

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