Wolfe Tone GAC, Derrymacash

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wolfe Tone GAC
De Bhulbh Ton CLG
Logo of Wolfe Tone Derrymacash GAC.jpg
Founded: 1917
County: Armagh
Grounds: Raparee Park (Páirc na Ropairí)

Wolfe Tone Gaelic Athletic Club (Irish: De Bhulbh Ton CLG[1]) is a GAA club in County Amargh, Northern Ireland. It is based in the townland of Derrymacash, on the southern shore of Lough Neagh close to Lurgan.[2] It is part of Armagh GAA and plays at Raparee Park (Irish: Páirc na Ropairí.[3] The club takes its name from the republican leader of the 1798 revolution, Wolfe Tone.

The club plays Gaelic football in the Armagh Intermediate Championship, and fields teams at all age levels from Under-8 to Senior.[2] The associated camogie club is St Enda's.


The club was founded in 1917.[2]

Gaelic football[edit]

Apart from the victory of a Tones-led selection in the 1943 Armagh Senior Football Championship final, defeating Crossmaglen, the club's highest point in sporting terms came in 1964, when the Tones lost by three points to Mullaghbawn in the SFC final. They had two other SFC final appearances, losing in 1967 to Crossmaglen by 9 points, and in 1973 to Clann na nGael by 15 points.[4] The Tones have also won two JFC championships, in 1930 and 2000.


Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ Wolfe Tone GAC
  2. ^ a b c Wolfe Tone GAC page on Armagh GAA website
  3. ^ Armagh GAA, page 11
  4. ^ Armagh GAA, Clár Oifigiúil, Craobh Sinsearach Peile (SFC final programme), 29 September 2012

External links[edit]


As most clubs in around the Lurgan area there are quite a lot of rivalries. The two county clubs rival each other Wolfe Tone GAC and Sarsfields GAA. Although in recent years and games it seems that the Wolfe Tones are further ahead in senior and underage football.