Round Towers GAA (Clondalkin)

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Round Towers,
Clondalkin
Cumann an Chloigthí,
Cluain Dolcáin
Founded: 1884
County: Dublin
Nickname: Towers
Club colours: Green and white
Grounds: Monastery Road
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

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

History[edit]

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 again won the Junior League and Junior Championship in 1926 and — would you believe it — with Matt Nolan again 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 Intermediate 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.

Honours[edit]

1964 and 1989:

1993:

  • All Ireland Football Féile Division 1 Winners

1997:

  • All Ireland Football Féile Division 1 Runners-Up

2002:

  • AIB Cup Winners
  • AHL Div 9 Winners
  • U16 Hurling League Div 2 Winners

2003:

2004:

  • Minor Football League Div 1 Winners

2005:

2006:

2009:

2010:

  • Division 2 Ladies Senior League Winners

2011:

  • Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Winners
  • Minor Hurling League Division 2 Runners-Up
  • Division 5 Football Féile Winners
  • Dublin U16 Football Cup Runners-Up

2012:

  • Sheridan Cup Winners
  • Dublin Div 4 Football Féile Winners
  • U16 D Football Shield Winners
  • U15 C Football Shield Winners

2013:

  • AIB Cup Runners-Up
  • U14 Div 4 Football League Winners
  • U16 Div 5 Football League Winners
  • U13 Div 9 Football League Winners
  • U16 Ladies Div 2 Football League Winners

2014:

  • AHL Division 4 Winners
  • Dublin Senior 7 Camogie Championship Winners
  • U14 Div 4 Camogie League Winners
  • Dublin U14 Camogie 'D' Championship Winners
  • Dublin Div 4 Camogie Féile Runners-Up
  • U13 Ladies Football Div 5 Cup Runners-Up
  • U13 Ladies Football Div 6 Runners-Up

Notable players[edit]

  • Jim Gavin - All Ireland Winner and Current Dublin Senior Football manager
  • Tom Kelly - Former Laois Senior Footballer and All Star Winner 2003
  • Hannah Tyrell - Current Dublin Senior Ladies Footballer
  • Ian Ward - Former Dublin footballer
  • Eoin Moran - Former Dublin Senior Hurler.
  • Barry Gavin - Former Dublin Minor Hurler and Footballer /Under 21 Dublin Footballer
  • Paddy Delaney - Former Dublin Minor Footballer(All Ireland Winner)/Senior Dublin Footballer
  • Tony Delaney - Former Dublin Minor Footballer (All Ireland Winner)/Under 21 Dublin Footballer
  • Mick Egan - Former Dublin Minor Footballer (All Ireland Winner)/ Senior Dublin Footballer
  • Mick Carolan - Former Kildare and Leinster.
  • Mickey Griffin - Former Donegal and Ulster.
  • Packy McGarty -Former Leitrim and Connacht.
  • Larry Carr - Former Dublin Minor and Seniors.
  • Mick Cranny - Former Dublin Seniors.
  • Tony Higgins - Former Dublin Minors, Dublin U21 capt, Dublin Seniors.
  • Garret Freyne - Former Dublin Seniors.
  • Mick Foley - Former Wexford Seniors.
  • Gerry Galvin - Former Dublin Senior Hurler
  • Brian Mac Laughlin- Former Dublin Minor Footballer/Hurler Former U21/Intermediate Dublin Hurler
  • Eoin Walsh - Former Dublin/U21 Minor Hurler
  • Douglas Faughnan - Former Dublin Minor/U21 Hurler
  • Eoin Og O Riain - Former Dublin Minor/U21 Hurler
  • John O'Malley - Former Dublin Minor Footballer (All Ireland Winner 1959)

Teams[edit]

Adult Football

  • AFL2
  • AFL4
  • AFL7
  • AFL10
  • U21
  • Minor

Adult Hurling

  • AHL3
  • AHL8
  • U21
  • Minor

Juvenile Football

  • U8
  • U9
  • U10
  • U11
  • U12
  • U13
  • U14
  • U15
  • U16

Juvenile Hurling

  • U8
  • U9
  • U10
  • U11
  • U12
  • U13
  • U15

Ladies Football

  • Senior Div2
  • Junior Div9
  • U21
  • Minor
  • U13
  • U10
  • U8

See also[edit]