St. Patrick's GAC Loup

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St. Patricks GAC, Loup
Naomh Pádraig An Lúb CLG
An Lúb Crest.jpg
Founded: 1933
County: Derry
Nickname: An Lúb
Colours: Green and White
Grounds: The Meadows
Coordinates: 54°42′07.13″N 6°35′21.51″W / 54.7019806°N 6.5893083°W / 54.7019806; -6.5893083Coordinates: 54°42′07.13″N 6°35′21.51″W / 54.7019806°N 6.5893083°W / 54.7019806; -6.5893083
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Ulster
champions
Derry
champions
Football: - 1 3
Hurling: - - 2

St. Patrick's GAC (Irish: CLG Naomh Pádraig An Lúb) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in The Loup, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland and is a member of the Derry GAA. The club is commonly called by the Irish language name An Lúb and many Derry GAA followers refer to the club as "The Loup" (which is a direct translation from the irish) .

The club's biggest success was winning the 2003 Ulster Senior Club Football Championship. They have also won the Derry Senior Football Championship three times.

2017 Championship Football[edit]

Championship Football - An Lúb
Match Details Date
Senior Football
An Lúb 1-15 1-17 Banagher
First Round
11 August
Minor A Football
An Lúb 1-10 0-12 Kilrea
First Round
25 September
An Lúb 2-00 1-12 Bellaghy
Quarter Final
1 October

2016 Championship Football[edit]

Championship Football - An Lúb
Match Details Date
Senior Football
An Lúb 1-14 1-8 Glenullin
First Round
27 August
An Lúb 0-16 0-13 Glen
Quarter Final
4 September
An Lúb 4-9 0-10 Ballinascreen
Semi Final
24 September
An Lúb 0-6 2-11 Slaughtneil
Final
16 October
Under 21 15-a-side Football
An Lúb 1-13 2-9 Slaughtneil
Jack Cassidy First Round
5 November
An Lúb 0-11 1-7 Ballinascreen
Jack Cassidy Quarter Final
12 November
An Lúb 0-4 2-14 Glen
Jack Cassidy Semi Final
17 November

Hurling[edit]

After being suspended from football for two years, a hurling club, St Finbarr's, was started, winning back-to-back Derry Senior Hurling Championships in the 1960s, before being disbanded.

History[edit]

St Patrick's Loup was formed in 1933 and won its first Derry Senior Championship three years later. Players on the team included Paddy Larkin, Fr Éamonn Devlin (who played for Armagh) and Peter Donaghy (played as goalkeeper for Derry). After disappearing from the top, they were a Junior side for many years, reaching the 1958/59? Derry Junior Football Championship final, where they lost to Glen.

In 1963 and 1964 St Finbarrs won the Derry Hurling Championship.

The current pitch was opened by Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich in 1981.

Football Titles[edit]

Senior[edit]

Minor[edit]

  • Ulster Minor Club Football Championships: 2
    • 1993, 1995
  • Derry Minor Football Championships: 2
    • 1993, 1995
  • Derry Minor Football Leagues: 5
    • 1992, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2010
  • South Derry Minor Football Championships: 1*
    • 2001
  • South Derry Minor Football Leagues: 1*
    • 2001

U-16[edit]

  • Derry U-16 Football Championships: 2*
    • 1991, 1993
  • South Derry U-16 Football Championships: 2*
    • 1991, 1993
  • South Derry U-16 Football Leagues: 1*
    • 1991

U-15[edit]

  • Ulster Óg Sports: 1
    • 1990
  • Derry Óg Sports: 2
    • 1990, 1992

U-14[edit]

  • Derry Féile na nÓgs: 1
    • 1989
  • Derry U-14 Football Championships: 1*
    • 1989
  • South Derry U-14 Football Championships: 1*
    • 1989
  • South Derry U-14 Football Leagues: 1*
    • 1989

U-12[edit]

  • South Derry 'A' U-12 Football Leagues: 1*
    • 1987
  • South Derry 'B' U-12 Football Leagues: 1*
    • 2004

Hurling Titles[edit]

Senior[edit]

(Won as St Finbarr's - a parish amalgamation.)

* Note: Some honours, particularly those marked with * may be incomplete lists. Please help complete the list by adding in any honours you know of.

Well-known footballers[edit]

  • Johnny McBride - First ever Loup player to captain the Derry Senior footballers.
  • Paul McFlynn - Former Derry player.
  • Diarmuid Ó Doibhilin - Former Derry player and former Derry County Board Chairman. Captained Derry Minors and St Patrick's Armagh MacRory Cup team in 1958/59?. Won a Derry Championship and League with Ballymaguigan in 1962.

See also[edit]

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