Clann Eireann GAC

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Clann Éireann GAC
CLG Clann Éireann
Clann Éireann Gaelic Athletic Club logo.jpg
Founded: 1910
County: Armagh
Colours: Orange and White
Grounds: Clann Éireann Park
Coordinates: 54°28′15″N 6°19′51″W / 54.47091°N 6.330786°W / 54.47091; -6.330786Coordinates: 54°28′15″N 6°19′51″W / 54.47091°N 6.330786°W / 54.47091; -6.330786
Playing kits
Standard colours

Clann Éireann GAC is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Lurgan, in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Clann Éireann GAC, part of Armagh GAA, incorporates a vibrant youth club. With a total membership of 1,500, the youth club and GAC provide a wide range of sporting, social and developmental activities throughout the year. The GAC provides Gaelic football and handball for boys and girls of all age groups from under-8s to senior level.

History[edit]

Formed in 1910, the club was only officially named "Clann Éireann" in 1937 after numerous name changes.

Gaelic football[edit]

Clann Éireann won the Armagh Junior Football Championship in 1945.[1]

In the 1954 Armagh Senior Football Championship final, Clann Éireann secured its first Senior title by defeating the neighbouring club, Clan na Gael, by 2-04 to a single point. The dismal performance of Clan na Gael was despite its hosting the match. After a frustrating sequence of SFC final losses in 1959-62 (including the replay of the drawn 1960 decider), Clann Éireann again won the Senior title in 1963, defeating Crossmaglen 3-06 to 1-04.[2]

The club has never regained a Senior title. It won the Armagh Intermediate Football Championship in 1977, defeating Cullaville 1-13 to 1-05. The IFC title returned to the club in 2002, when they beat Carrickcruppen by 1-09 to 0-08.[3] In 2015 the IFC title was again Clann Éireann's as they defeated Whitecross 2-13 to 2-8.[4]

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The associated youth club, founded in 1954, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004. It has continuously served the community in North Lurgan.

Additionally the Social Club provides an enjoyable social setting where senior members and their friends can meet for a drink.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armagh GAA, Clár Oifigiúil, Craobh Sóisearach Peile (JFC final programme), 14 October 2012
  2. ^ Armagh GAA, Clár Oifigiúil, Craobh Sinsearach Peile (SFC final programme), 29 September 2012
  3. ^ Armagh GAA, Clár Oifigiúil, Craobh Idirmheanach Peile (IFC final programme), 6 October 2012
  4. ^ Irish News Armagh IFC final: Clann Eireann put Whitecross to the sword, 5 October 2015