Donegal Senior Football Championship

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Donegal Senior Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2013 Donegal Senior Football Championship
Irish Craobh Peil Sinsear Dhún na nGall
Founded 1920
Title holders Glenswilly (2nd title)
First winner Bundoran
Most titles Gaoth Dobhair (14 titles)
Sponsors RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

The Donegal Senior Football Championship, currently sponsored as the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC, is an annual GAA competition between the highest-level Gaelic football clubs in Donegal. The winners qualify to represent their county in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship, the winners of which go on to the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship.

In recent years the final has been played at MacCumhail Park in Ballybofey. The most recent championship was won by Glenswilly, who defeated Killybegs in the 2013 final. St. Eunan's and Naomh Conaill have formed "one of the most modern of Donegal rivalries", having regularly been the two best sides in the county in recent times, i.e. since the turn of the century.[1]

History[edit]

The 1997 Donegal Senior Football Championship descended into controversy when Naomh Adhamhnáin, having beaten Aodh Ruadh in the final by a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-07, had their title stripped off them in the boardroom in infamous circumstances.[2]

In 2002, Na Cealla Beaga were thrown out of the Championship at the semi-final stage after breaking the rules.[3]

Jim McGuinness assisted Naomh Conaill to success in the 2000s before becoming an All-Ireland winning manager with Donegal.[4] Naomh Conaill, as county champions, made it all the way to the final of the 2010 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship by defeating Cavan champions Kingscourt in the preliminary round, Monaghan champions Clontibret in the first round proper, and Tyrone champions Coalisland in the semi-final.[5]

With interest in Gaelic football at an all-time high after the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, the Senior County Final was broadcast live on TG4.[6]

Top winners[edit]

# Team Location Wins Years won Last final lost
1
Gaoth Dobhair
Gweedore
14
1935, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1961, 2002, 2006 1978?
2
Naomh Adhamhnáin/St. Eunan's
Letterkenny
13
1948, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1983, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 2006
3
Aodh Ruadh
Ballyshannon
12
1929, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1951, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998 1999?
4
An Clochán Liath
Dungloe
7
1930, 1931, 1933, 1936, 1940, 1957, 1958 1964?
Naomh Iósaef/St. Joseph's
Bundoran/Ballyshannon
1956, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 1969?
5
Na Cealla Beaga
Killybegs
6
1952, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 2013
MacCumhaills
Ballybofey
1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1971, 1977 2004
Ard an Rátha
Ardara
1923, 1926, 1928, 1981, 2000, 2004 1984?
6
Chíll Chartha
Kilcar
5
1925, 1980, 1985, 1989, 1993 1988?
7
Bun Dobhráin
Bundoran
3
1920, 1934, 1979 1935?
Na Ceithre Máistrí
Donegal
1982, 1984, 2003 2001
8
Naomh Columba
Glencolumbkille
2
1978, 1990 1998?
Naomh Conaill
Glenties
2005, 2010 2012
Glenswilly
Glenswilly
2011, 2013 2007
9
Baile Dhún na nGall
Donegal
1
1924 1954?
Caisleán na Finne
Castlefin
1922 Never?
Ruagairí Leitir Ceanainn
Letterkenny
1927 1930?

Roll of honour[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2013[7] Glenswilly 3-19 Na Cealla Beaga 2-06
2012[8][9] St. Eunan's 1-07 Naomh Conaill 0-09
2011[10][11] Glenswilly 1-08 Naomh Mícheál 0-09
2010[12] Naomh Conaill 1-15 Na Cealla Beaga 0-08
2009[13] St. Eunan's 0-13 Naomh Conaill 0-07
2008[14][15] St. Eunan's 2-13 Termon 1-08
2007[16] St. Eunan's 0-12 Glenswilly 1-03
2006[17] Ghaoth Dobhair 1-05 St. Eunan's 0-06
2005[18] Naomh Conaill 1-05, 0-10 (R) St. Eunan's 0-08, 1-05 (R)
2004[19] Ard an Rátha 1-09 Seán MacCumhaills 0-04
2003[20] Four Masters 0-15 Termon 0-09
2002 Ghaoth Dobhair 1-11 St. Eunan's 0-10
2001 St. Eunan's 1-10 Four Masters 0-08
2000 Ard an Rátha 1-09 St. Eunan's 0-07
1999 St. Eunan's 1-19 Aodh Ruadh 1-11
1998 Aodh Ruadh 1-11 Naomh Columba 0-11
1997 Aodh Ruadh 2-7 (won on objection) St. Eunan's 1-11
1996 Na Cealla Beaga 1-8 Naomh Columba 1-7
1995 Na Cealla Beaga 0-10 Naomh Columba 1-6
1994 Aodh Ruadh 2-10 Naomh Columba 1-10
1993 Chíll Chartha 0-12 Na Cealla Beaga 0-10
1992 Na Cealla Beaga 0-12 Naomh Columba 0-09
1991 Na Cealla Beaga 2-07 Red Hughs 0-11
1990 Naomh Columba 0-10 Na Cealla Beaga 0-09
1989 Chíll Chartha 1-09 Aodh Ruadh 0-09
1988 Na Cealla Beaga 2-10 Chíll Chartha 2-08
1987 Aodh Ruadh 2-10 Chíll Chartha 1-07
1986 Aodh Ruadh 1-08 Red Hughs 0-05
1985 Chíll Chartha 0-09 Four Masters 0-07
1984 Four Masters 0-09 Ard an Rátha 1-02
1983 St. Eunan's 0-08 Ard an Rátha 0-03
1982 Four Masters 1-04 Chíll Chartha 0-06
1981 Ard an Rátha 1-07 Four Masters 0-06
1980 Chíll Chartha 1-13 Ard an Rátha 0-08
1979 Bundoran 0-09 MacCumhaills 1-05
1978 Naomh Columba 1-12 Ghaoth Dobhair 0-10
1977 MacCumhaills 0-08 Ghaoth Dobhair 0-05
1976 St. Joseph's 1-13 Four Masters 0-05
1975 St. Joseph's 1-11 MacCumhaills 1-05
1974 St. Joseph's 1-08 St. Eunan's 1-03
1973 St. Joseph's 1-08 MacCumhaills 1-06
1972 St. Eunan's 2-12 Clanna Gael 1-08
1971 St. Joseph's 2-10 MacCumhaills 0-11
1970 St. Joseph's 1-16 St. Eunan's 0-04
1969 St. Eunan's 0-10 St. Joseph's 1-04
1968 St. Joseph's 1-10 MacCumhaills 0-05
1967 St. Eunan's 1-13 St. Joseph's 1-09
1966 No Final
1965 St. Joseph's 1-11 Glenties 0-10
1964 MacCumhaills 1-11 Dungloe 1-03
1963 MacCumhaills 1-06 Chíll Chartha 0-04
1962 MacCumhaills 1-09 Ghaoth Dobhair 1-07
1961 Ghaoth Dobhair 2-05 Dungloe 0-06
1960 St. Eunan's 0-11 Ghaoth Dobhair 0-03
1959 MacCumhaills 2-07 Chíll Chartha 1-06
1958 Dungloe 2-06 St. Eunan's 2-05
1957 Dungloe 0-12 Ballyshannon 1-04
1956 St. Eunan's 0-8 Ballyshannon 1-02
1955 Ghaoth Dobhair 1-07 St. Eunan's 1-04
1954 Ghaoth Dobhair 3-06 Dun na nGall 0-05
1953 Ghaoth Dobhair 1-05 Carndonagh 1-04
1952 Na Cealla Beaga 0-09 St. Eunan's 1-05
1951 Ballyshannon 1-06 Dun na nGall 1-05
1950 No Final
1949 Ghaoth Dobhair 2-12 St. Eunan's 3-04
1948 St. Eunan's 1-07 Ghaoth Dobhair 2-01
1947 Ghaoth Dobhair 1-09 St. Eunan's 0-03
1946 Ghaoth Dobhair 0-07 St. Eunan's 0-06
1945 Ghaoth Dobhair 4-05 Ballyshannon 1-06
1944 Ghaoth Dobhair 4-10 St. Eunan's 3-4
1943 Ballyshannon 1-9 Convoy 2-1
1942 Ballyshannon 2-8 Glenties 1-4
1941 Ghaoth Dobhair 0-10 Glenties 2-3
1940 Dungloe 3-08 Ballyshannon 1-03
1939 Ballyshannon 0-6 Ghaoth Dobhair 0-4
1938 Ghaoth Dobhair 1-7 Ard an Rátha 0-5
1937 Ballyshannon 3-8 Ghaoth Dobhair 4-2
1936 Dungloe 2-8 Ard an Rátha 2-2
1935 Ghaoth Dobhair 2-8 Bundoran 0-3
1934 Bundoran 1-5 Dungloe 0-4
1933 Dungloe 3-2 Bundoran 1-3
1932 Ballyshannon 1-7 Dungloe 0-1
1931 Dungloe 2-4 Ballybofey 2-2
1930 Dungloe 3-2 Letterkenny 2-3
1929 Ballyshannon 0-7 Killygordon 0-5
1928 Ard an Rátha 1-4 Killygordon 0-3
1927 Letterkenny Rovers
1926 Ard an Rátha 0-05 Letterkenny Rovers 0-02
1925 Chíll Chartha
1924 Dun na nGall 3-02 Dungloe 1-04
1923 Ard an Rátha 0-3 Ballybofey 0-1
1922 Castlefin (by 3 points) Glenties
1921 No Final
1920 Bundoran 2-04 Killygordon 1-02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Eunan's take favourites tag into final". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "First Senior County Title". St. Eunan's website. 
  3. ^ Foley, Cliona (19 September 2002). "Furious Killybegs thrown out of championship". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 19 September 2002. 
  4. ^ "Two final meetings that shaped strands of history". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Naomh Conaill's adventure continues with Coalisland test". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). 9 November 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "From Sam Maguire to Dr Maguire – St Eunan's and Naomh Conaill do battle in County Final". Donegal Daily. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. "A huge crowd is expected at MacCumhaill Park at a time when gaelic games in the county have never had a higher profile. Nothing beats being there, as the GAA slogan goes, but for the neutrals who can't be in Ballybofey, the game is live on TG4 from throw-in at 4pm." 
  7. ^ "Donegal SFC final: Murphy delivers man-of-the-match display". Hogan Stand. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Keys, Colm (5 November 2012). "Eunan's survive storm". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Keys, Colm (5 November 2012). "Eunan's accept Glenties gift in freak finish to Donegal final". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Murphy is the star as Glenswilly triumph". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). 2 October 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
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  12. ^ "McLoone proves too hot". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 4 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
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  14. ^ Comack, Tom (26 November 2008). "All County League Division 1A final Double chasing St. Eunan's face Naomh Conaill". Donegal Democrat (Johnston Press). Retrieved 26 November 2008. "And having written their own piece of club history last month when they won back-to-back championship crowns for the first time, the team of 2008 are also chasing a league and championship double for the second year in-a-row." 
  15. ^ "Kavanagh, Haran set up Eunan's". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 6 October 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2008. 
  16. ^ "Final glory at last for Eunan's as Glenswilly fail on their big day". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 1 October 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2007. 
  17. ^ "Gweedore cash in as smash and grab raid sinks Eunan's". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 16 October 2006. Retrieved 16 October 2006. 
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  19. ^ "DONEGAL SFC : Brilliant Boyle is Ardara ace". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 4 October 2004. Retrieved 4 October 2004. 
  20. ^ "DONEGAL SFC FINAL : Masters marvels". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 13 October 2003. Retrieved 13 October 2003. 

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