Tramore Athletic F.C.

Tramore Athletic F.C. is an Irish association football club based in Douglas, County Cork. Their senior men's team currently plays in the Munster Senior League. The club has previously played in the Cork Athletic Union League. They have also entered teams in the FAI Cup, the FAI Intermediate Cup, the FAI Youth Cup and the Munster Senior Cup

Tramore Athletic F.C.
Full nameTramore Athletic Football Club
Founded1948
GroundTramore Park
LeagueMunster Senior League
Cork Athletic Union League
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Tramore Athletic F.C. was formed in 1948 following a split within Evergreen United. This split resulted in the majority of the youth players breaking away from Evergreen to form Tramore Athletic. The club was founded following a meeting at the O'Connell's Corner House Pub in Turners Cross. Its founding members came from Turners Cross, Douglas and Blackrock and as a result it took its name from the Tramore River which passed through the three communities. The club started out as a schoolboy club and shortly after its formation, Tramore Athletic became founding members of the Cork Schoolboys League. They won their first ever trophy in 1954 after winning an under–14 league title.[1][2] Tramore Athletic also joined the Cork Athletic Union League and in 1956–57 and 1957–58 won the league's third level and second level division titles in successive seasons.[3] 1957–58 also saw the club come to national prominence for the first time when they won the FAI Youth Cup after defeating Johnville 2–0 in the final at Turners Cross. Encouraged by this national success Tramore Athletic entered a team in the Munster Senior League for the first time in 1959. Over subsequent decades Tramore Athletic enjoyed success at both provincial and national levels, winning four Munster Senior League Senior Premier Division titles and contesting seven FAI Intermediate Cup finals. They have also won the FAI Youth Cup on two further occasions. Dave Barry and Kieran O'Regan both featured in the side which beat Home Farm in 1979–80. O'Regan also scored in the 3–0 win over Athlone Town in 1981–82.[2][4] In addition to regularly competing in the FAI Youth Cup and FAI Intermediate Cup, Tramore Athletic have also occasionally competed in the FAI Cup.[5]

Notable former playersEdit

Republic of Ireland international
Republic of Ireland U23 international
League of Ireland XI representatives
League of Ireland manager
Cork inter-county Gaelic footballers

Source:[1][2]

HonoursEdit

  • Munster Senior League
    • Winners: 1966–67, 1973–74, 1988–89, 1989–90: 4
    • Runners-up: 1967–68, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1987–88: 6
  • FAI Intermediate Cup
    • Winners: 1978–79, 1980–81, 1986–87: 3
    • Runners-up: 1966–67, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1987–88: 4
  • FAI Youth Cup
    • Winners: 1957–58, 1979–80, 1981–82: 3
    • Runners-up: 1961–62, 1976–77: 2
  • Munster Senior Cup
    • Runners-up: 1980–81, 1989–90: 2

Source:[6][7][8][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Welcome to Tramore Athletic F.C." tramoreafc.league.ie. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "About Us – Welcome to Tramore Athletic F.C." tramoreafc.league.ie. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Cork AUL Records" (PDF). corkaul.files.wordpress.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Ireland – FA Intermediate Cup Winners and Runners-up". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ireland – FA of Ireland Cup 1921/22-1993/94". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  6. ^ "FAI Umbro Youth Challenge Cup Previous Winners". fai.ie. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  7. ^ Mark Herbert, Donie Butler (1994–95). FAI Yearbook & Diary 1995. Dublin: Sportsworld Ltd.
  8. ^ "Munster Football Association - Previous Winners". munsterfa.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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