Derrytresk Fir An Chnoic GAC

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Derrytresk Fir an Chnoic
Doire Treasc Fir an Chnoic
Founded: 1903
County: Tyrone
Nickname: The Hill
Colours: Blue & White
Coordinates: 54°31′03.54″N 6°38′24.01″W / 54.5176500°N 6.6400028°W / 54.5176500; -6.6400028Coordinates: 54°31′03.54″N 6°38′24.01″W / 54.5176500°N 6.6400028°W / 54.5176500; -6.6400028
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Derrytresk Fir An Chnoic (Irish: Doire Treasc Fir a' Chnoic) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club in Tyrone. The club is based in the townland of Derrytresk near Clonoe in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Gaelic football[edit]

The club concentrates on Gaelic football, with the senior team currently competing in Division 2 off the Tyrone All-County Football League and in the Tyrone Intermediate Football Championship.

Although one of the smallest clubs in the county, with a catchment area of about 60 houses, Derrytresk won the 2011 Tyrone JFC, defeating Killeeshil 0-15 to 0-9. They went on to win the Ulster Junior Club Football Championship, defeating Monaghan's Cremartin 2-5 to 0-10.[1] They won their All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry's Dromid Pearses (1-10 to 7 points), but narrowly lost the final in February 2012 to Naomh Pádraig of Galway.[2]

The club has at times played in the Senior Championship, reaching the final in 1949 when they were defeated by An Charraig Mhór.

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

  • Mick Cushnahan (died 2013), member of Tyrone's 1947 All-Ireland Minor winning team, and (after transfer to Derrylaughan) the 1956-57 Ulster Championship winning teams[3]
  • Frank Henry, Tyrone Senior team player in the 1940s
  • Pat O'Neill, Tyrone Junior captain 1960s, later Senior team player

Camogie[edit]

An associated camogie club called Cailíní a' Chnoic plays at the same home venue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyrone GAA website report on 2011 UJCFC final
  2. ^ Hoganstand.com, "All Ireland club JFC final: Clonbur reel in 'Tresk", 13 February 2012
  3. ^ Mick Cushnahan obituary, Tyrone GAA website