Round Towers GAA (Clondalkin)

Round Towers (Irish: Cumann an Chloigthí, Cluain Dolcáin ) is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) associated with the Dublin County Board club based in Clondalkin, County Dublin. The club plays the Gaelic games of Gaelic football, hurling in both men's and women's codes.

Round Towers,
Clondalkin
Cumann an Chloigthí,
Cluain Dolcáin
Founded:1884
County:Dublin
Nickname:Towers
Colours:Green and white
Grounds:Monastery Road, Moyle Park and Clondalkin Leisure Centre
Coordinates:53°19′03.54″N 6°23′01.03″W / 53.3176500°N 6.3836194°W / 53.3176500; -6.3836194Coordinates: 53°19′03.54″N 6°23′01.03″W / 53.3176500°N 6.3836194°W / 53.3176500; -6.3836194
Playing kits
Standard colours

HistoryEdit

In December 1884, one month after the G.A.A. was founded, a group of men gathered in Clondalkin to form a Gaelic Football Club. Among those present were David Molloy, J. Wixted, J. Carroll, J. Keogh, C. Ryder, P. Doran, The Errity Brothers one of whom, Tom, was later to win All-Ireland Senior medals with Dublin in '92', '94, '98, '99 and 1902.

Towers won their first competition, the Baltyboys Tournament in 1889. They won their first Dublin Trophy — the Junior League in 1910 with Matt Nolan as captain. They won the Junior League and Junior Championship in 1926, again with Matt Nolan as captain.

Success in the Leixlip Tournament of 1928 is noteworthy because St. Mary's Leixlip included the two Kildare "greats" Larry Stanley and Matt Goff. The Club had attained Senior status in the thirties and three of its members, Tom Dowd Paddy Hickey and Billy Dowling played for Dublin and Leinster.

The Club lost the 1941 Junior Championship but won the 1942 League to regain Senior status. They contested the Intermediate Championship finals in 1948, 1950 and 1951 and defeated O'Dwyers in the I.L.F. in 1951, and went on to win the Dublin Intermediate Football Championship in 1952.

Winners of the Under 21 Dublin Championship in its inauguration year 1964, this same team challenged strongly for senior championship honours up to 1970. G. Freyne. P. Barrett, G. Gray, D. Keating, T. Higgins and C. Dowling were all prominent members of that team. This feat was repeated 25 years later in 1989 when the club won the Under 21 A championship for the second time.

Paddy Delaney, Tony, his son, Fred Kavanagh, Michael Egan and Jim Gavin are all holders of All-Ireland medals. Others include John O'Malley and Paddy Taylor who along with Paddy Delaney were All-Ireland Minor football Winners with Dublin in 1959.

HonoursEdit

1952

Dublin Intermediate Football Championship winners.

1964 and 1989:


1993:

  • All Ireland Football Féile Division 1 Winners

1997:

  • All Ireland Football Féile Division 1 Runners-Up

2002:

  • AIB Cup Winners
  • Dublin AHL Div 9 Winners
  • Dublin Under-16 Hurling League Div 2 Winners

2003:

2004:

2005:

2006:

2009:

2010:

  • Dublin Adult Ladies League Division 2 Winners

2011:

  • Dublin Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Winners
  • Dublin Minor Hurling League Division 2 Runners-Up
  • Dublin Division 5 Football Féile Winners
  • Dublin Under-16 Football Cup Runners-Up

2012:

2013:

  • AIB Cup Runners-Up
  • Junior E Hurling Championship Runners-Up
  • Dublin U14 Div 4 Football League Winners
  • Dublin U16 Div 5 Football League Winners
  • Dublin U13 Div 9 Football League Winners
  • Dublin U16 Ladies Div 2 Football League Winners

2014:

2015:

  • Corn Ceitin Cup Runners-Up
  • Dublin AHL Div 9 Winners
  • Dublin Under-14 Div 3 Football League Winners
  • Dublin Under-14 Div 2 Hurling League Runners-Up
  • Dublin Under-14 Div 5 Ladies Football Championship Runners-Up

2016:

  • Dublin AHL Div 8 Winners
  • Dublin Adult Ladies League Div 3 Runners-Up
  • Dublin Under-16 'C' Football Championship Winners
  • Dublin Under-16 Div 5 Football League Winners
  • Dublin Under-15 Ladies Football Div 4 Winners

2017:

  • Dublin Under-14 Ladies Football Div 4 Féile Winners
  • Dublin Under-13 Div 5 Hurling League Winners
  • Dublin Div 4 Camogie Féile Runners-Up
  • Dublin Under-13 Div 5 Ladies Football Cup Runners-Up
  • Dublin Under-15 'C' Hurling Championship Runners-Up
  • Dublin Under-16 Div 3 Football League Winners

2018:

  • Dublin Div 5 Hurling Féile Winners
  • Dublin Under-13 Hurling Div 3 Winners
  • Dublin Under-14 Hurling Div 4 Runners-up
  • Dublin Under-16 Hurling Div 3 Winners
  • Dublin Under-17 Ladies Football Div 3 Shield Winners
  • Dublin Under-15 Ladies Football Div 4 Winners
  • Dublin Under-15 Ladies Football Div 3 Championship Winners
  • Dublin Under-13 Ladies Football Div 5 Cup Winners
  • Dublin Under-13 Ladies Football Div 5 Runners-Up
  • Dublin Junior 4 Camogie Championship Runners-Up
  • Dublin Under-15 Camogie D 3 Winners

2019:

  • Dublin Intermediate Hurling Championship Winners
  • Dublin Under-16 Hurling C Championship Runners-Up

Notable playersEdit

Senior inter-county footballersEdit

Dublin
Laois
Kerry

OthersEdit

Ireland women's rugby union international
NFL American footballer

See alsoEdit