Thomas MacDonagh's GFC

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Thomas MacDonagh's GFC
CPG Tomás Mac Donnchadha
Founded: 2007
County: Tipperary
Club colours: Yellow and green
Playing kits
Standard colours

Thomas MacDonagh's Gaelic Football Club is a Gaelic Athletic Association amalgamation representing nine clubs in County Tipperary in Ireland. The club plays Gaelic football in the North division of Tipperary GAA and is named after the Irish revolutionary and Kilruane native Thomas MacDonagh.[1]

History[edit]

The team was formed in 2007 to allow junior and intermediate footballers in the division to compete at senior level, and represents nine North division football clubs - Lorrha-Dorrha GAA, Shannon Rovers GAA, Borrisokane GAA, Knockshegowna GAA, Kildangan GAA, Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA, Toomevara GAA, Moneygall GAA and Inane Rovers. They won all four North Tipperary Senior Football Championship titles between 2007 and 2010; there was no final in 2011 as Father John Kenyon's GAA did not participate in the North competition.

In the 2011 County Senior Football Championship quarter final, Thomas MacDonagh's beat Mid Tipperary champions J.K. Bracken's by 1-9 to 0-8.[2] In the semi-final they defeated fourteen-time champions Clonmel Commercials by 1-5 to 0-6 to become the first team from the North division to reach a county senior football final since Kilruane MacDonagh's in 1975.[3][4]

On 6 November, they won the Tipperary Senior Football Championship for the very first time, beating Moyle Rovers 0-9 to 0-7 in the final.[5][6] As a divisional team, they were not eligible to compete in the Munster Senior Club Football Championship, so runners-up Moyle Rovers took their place in that competition.

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MacDonaghs chase history in senior football final debut". Nenagh Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "2011 Tipperary Senior Football Quarter Final". Lorrha-dorrha.Tipperary.gaa.ie. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Commercials pay the penalty as MacDonagh's make history". Irish Times. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011 Tipperary Senior Football Final". Munster.gaa.ie. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Austin turns tide as MacDonagh's make history". Irish Independent. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Shock win by MacDonagh's". Irish Times. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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