Dublin Junior Football Championship

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Junior Football Championship
IrishCraobh Shóisear Peile
Bhaile Átha Cliath
Founded1928
Title holdersSt Finians Newcastle (1st title)
First winnerBallyboden Wanderers
Most titlesSt Vincents (6 titles)
SponsorsThe Evening Herald

The Dublin Junior Football championship is the Junior Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic football competition of Dublin. The winners of the Junior championship go on to qualify for the Dublin Intermediate Football Championship. The winners will also represent Dublin in the Leinster Junior Club Football Championship. St. Vincent's are the most successful club in the Junior A championship having won the competition on six occasions, with their most recent victory in 2014 beating Craobh Ciarain in the final.[1]

New Format[edit]

In 2018, the grading system of Junior Championships was drastically changed. The Dublin Junior Football Championship is divided between Junior 1 and 2.

Junior 1 consists of 16 teams who are divided into four groups of four. The top two sides in each group are then included in an open draw for the quarter finals of the championship. The team that wins the Dublin Junior Football Championship is promoted to the Dublin Intermediate Championship. The teams that finish at the bottom of their respective groups go on to play in a relegation championship. The eventual loser drops to the Dublin Junior Football Championship 2.

Junior 2 consists of 14 teams who are divided into two groups of three and two groups of four. The top two sides in each group are then included in an open draw for the quarter finals of the championship. No team can be relegated from the Dublin Junior Football Championship 2 because it is the lowest ranking competition in Dublin.

A club that has a team in the Intermediate or Senior Championship will compete in the All County Championship. The all county championship is divided in three divisions and participation will vary each year depending on each clubs performance in higher graded divisions. The winner of each all county championship will progress to a higher ranking all county championship if they do not already have a side in that championship.[2]

Junior 1[edit]

October 23 2018
19:45
Junior 1 Club Final
Craobh Chiaráin -vs- St Finians Newcastle[3] St Margarets
Referee: Finbarr Shanahan
Man of the Match: Laurence Harney
0-14 2-9

October 27 2018
16:30
All County Final
Ballymun Kickhams GAA -vs- Raheny O'Toole Park
Attendance: 170!
Referee: Darren Delaney
4-10 1-13

Junior 2[edit]

29 October 2018
15:00
Junior 2 Club Final
Ballyfermot De La Salle -vs- Ranelagh Gaels Parnell Park
Attendance: 1200
Referee: Diarmúid White
Man of the Match: Johnny Conlon Ranelagh Gaels
2-8 1-13

29 October 2018
14:00
Junior 2 All County Final
Castleknock -vs- Thomas Davis Monastery Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Philip Carr
Man of the Match: ???
4-13 0-15

Junior 3[edit]

2018
Junior 3 All County Final
Cuala -vs- Na Fianna ???
Referee: Parnell Park
Man of the Match: ???
1-11 0-08

Junior 4[edit]

28 October 2018
14:00
Junior 4 All County Final
Round Towers Lusk -vs- Raheny St Margarets
Attendance: 250
Referee: Joe Murray
Man of the Match: ???
3-8 2-7

Junior 5[edit]

2018
Junior 5 All County Final
Parnells -vs- Skerries Harps ???
Referee: Parnell Park
Man of the Match: ???
0-13 0-08

Junior Football A[edit]

Team Winner Winning Years
1 St Vincents 6 1976, 1984, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2014
2 Innisfails 4 1937, 1943, 1973, 2001
3 St. Sylvester's 3 1939, 1963, 1989
Fingallians 3 1942, 1956, 1993
Round Towers Lusk 3 1962, 1992, 2015
4 Peadar Mackens 2 1934, 1947
Sean McDermotts 2 1932, 1944
St Josephs 2 1929, 1959
Thomas Davis 2 1957, 1982
Parnells 2 1983, 2011
St. Brigids 2 1996, 2010
Naomh Maur 2 1951, 1972
Ballyboden Wanderers 2 1928, 1968
Ballyboughal 2 1967, 2009
Erin's Isle 2 1953, 2007
Na Fianna 2 1975, 2005
Skerries Harps 2 1943, 1954
Lucan Sarsfields 2 1977, 2003
St Patrick's, Donabate 2 1980, 2008
Fingal Ravens 2 1969, 1999
Cuala 2 1978, 2013
Kilmacud Crokes 2 1986, 2016
5 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 1 2017
St Marys, Saggart 1 2002
St Marnocks 1 1936
St Pauls 1 1935
Portrane 1 1946
Pioneers 1 1933
Star of the Sea 1 1949
Eastern Command 1 1952
O'Tooles 1 1945
Clann O'Tooles 1 1931
Brian Boru 1 1930
Crumlin 1 2006
Garristown 1 1965
Craobh Chiaráin 1 1964
Inchicore Gaels 1 1958
Naomh Mearnóg 1 2004
St Finians, Swords 1 2000
St. Peregrines 1 1998
Clann Mhuire 1 1994
Ard Craobh 1 1941
St. Margarets 1 1940
Naomh Fionbarra 1 1961
Clanna Gael 1 1955
Naomh Ólaf 1 1990
Whitehall Colmcille 1 1966
Wolfe Tones 1 1938
Trinity Gaels 1 1988
St. Monica's 1 1987
Rosmini Gaels 1 1985
Rialto Gaels 1 1960
Naomh Barróg 1 1981
Man O'War 1 1979
Beann Eadair 1 1974
O'Dwyer's 1 1950
St. Brendan's 1 1971
Synge Street PP 1 1970
Castleknock 1 2012
St Finians Newcastle 1 2018

Roll of Honour[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2017 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 1-11 Ballymun Kickhams 0-12
2016[4] Kilmacud Crokes 2-09 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 1-11
2015 Round Towers Lusk 4-12 Raheny 1-10
2014 St. Vincent's 5-05 Craobh Chiaráin 2-12
2013 Cuala 2-14 St. Monica's 1-12
2012 Castleknock 2-22 Raheny 1-7
2011 Parnells 1-10 Man O'War 0-07
2010 St. Brigids 0-14 St. Jude's 0-04
2009 Ballyboughal 0-13 Man O'War 1-07
2008 St. Patricks, Donabate Round Towers
2007 Erin's Isle 2-08 Whitehall Colmcille 0-11
2006 Crumlin Castleknock
2005 Na Fianna Round Towers
2004 Naomh Mearnóg
2003 Lucan Sarsfields
2002 St Marys, Saggart
2001 Innisfails
2000 St Finians, Swords
1999 Fingal Ravens St Finians, Swords
1998 St. Peregrines 1-14 Innisfails 1-10
1997 St Vincents
1996 St. Brigids
1995 St Vincents
1994 Clann Mhuire
1993 Fingallians Postal Gaels
1992 Round Towers Lusk 0-11 St Vincents 0-8
1991 St Vincents
1990 Naomh Ólaf
1989 St. Sylvester's Cuala
1988 Trinity Gaels
1987 St. Monica's
1986 Kilmacud Crokes Thomas Davis
1985 Rosmini Gaels Ballymun Kickhams
1984 St Vincents
1983 Parnells Churchtown
1982 Thomas Davis
1981 Naomh Barróg
1980 St. Patricks, Donabate
1979 Man O'War Fingallians
1978 Cuala
1977 Lucan Sarsfields Park Rangers
1976 St Vincent's
1975 Na Fianna
1974 Beann Eadair
1973 Innisfails
1972 St. Maur's
1971 St. Brendan's
1970 Synge Street PP
1969 Fingal Ravens
1968 Ballyboden Wanderers 1-8 St. Colmcilles 0-6
1967 Ballyboughal St. Maur's
1966 Whitehall Colmcille
1965 Garristown
1964 Craobh Chiaráin St. Gerard's, Walkinstown
1963 St. Sylvester's
1962 Round Towers Lusk Ballyboughal
1961 Naomh Fionbarra
1960 Rialto Gaels
1959 St. Josephs
1958 Inchicore Gaels Round Towers, Lusk
1957 Thomas Davis
1956 Fingallians
1955 Clanna Gael
1954 Skerries Harps
1953 Erin's Isle
1952 Eastern Command
1951 St. Maurs Skerries Harps
1950 O'Dwyer's
1949 Star of the Sea St. Maur's
1948 Innisfails
1947 Peadar Mackens Ballyboughal
1946 Portrane
1945 O'Tooles
1944 Sean McDermotts
1943 Skerries Harps Parish Gaels
1942 Fingallians O'Dwyer's
1941 Ard Craobh
1940 St. Margarets
1939 St. Sylvester's
1938 Wolf Tones
1937 Innisfails
1936 St. Marnocks Fingallians
1935 St. Paul's
1934 Peadar Mackens
1933 Pioneers
1932 Sean McDermotts
1931 Clan O'Tooles
1930 Brian Boru
1929 St. Josephs
1928 Ballyboden Wanderers

Junior Football B[edit]

The 2017 Junior B Football winners are Skerries Harps who defeated St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh on August 25th 2017.

Roll of Honour[edit]

Junior B Football Championship
IrishCraobh Shóisear Peile
Bhaile Átha Cliath
Founded1993
Title holdersSkerries Harps (1st title)
First winnerSt Brendans
Most titlesSt. Sylvester's (2 titles)
Sponsors?
Year Winner Opponent
2017 Skerries Harps 3-17 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 1-9
2016 Ballymun Kickhams 3-9 Wanderers 1-6
2015 Fingallians 2-17 Bank Of Ireland 3-8
2014 St. Sylvester's 0-13 Civil Service 0-8
2013[5] Whitehall Colmcille 2-11 Fingallians 0-6
2012 St.James Gaels 1-10 St. Maur's 0-6
2011 Ballyboden St. Endas 3-7 St. Maur's 1-9
2010 Na Fianna 1-14 Skerries Harps 1-7
2009 Parnells 1-11 St. Sylvester's 0-5
2008 Cuala 0-10 St Vincents 0-9
2007 Fingal Ravens St Vincents
2006 St. Brigids 1-14 Man O'War 1-9
2005
2004
2003
2002 Naomh Ólaf 2-4 Naomh Jude 0-2
2001 Lucan Sarsfields St Kevins Killians
2000 St Kevins Killians Kilmacud Crokes
1999 St. Sylvester's St Vincents
1998
1997
1996 AIB 2-14 St Vincents 0-11
1993 St. Brendan's

Junior Football C[edit]

The 2018 Junior 3 All County Football Championship will be contested by Cuala and Na Fianna.

Roll of Honour[edit]

Junior C Football Championship
IrishCraobh Shóisear Peile
Bhaile Átha Cliath
Founded?
Title holdersSt Vincents (2nd title)
First winner?
Most titlesBallinteer St. Johns (3 titles)
Sponsors?
Year Winner Opponent
2018 Cuala 1-11 Na Fianna 0-8
2017 St. Brigid's 2-17 Lucan Sarsfields 2-15
2016 St Vincents 3-9 Lucan Sarsfields 1-12
2015 Ballinteer St. Johns 1-7 Castleknock 0-9
2014 Raheny 1-15 Round Towers Clondalkin 0-8
2013 Thomas Davis 3-13 Stars of Erin 2-9
2012 Ballyboden St. Endas 2-11 Naomh Fionbarra 0-9
2011 Parnells Ballyboden St. Endas
2010 St Vincents 3-12 St. Brigid's 1-6
2009 St Oliver Plunketts ER 1-11 Clontarf 0-6
2008 Ballinteer St. Johns 2-6 Erin's Isle 0-8
2007 Ballinteer St. Johns 2-7 St Jude's 2-10
2006
2005
2004 Ballyboden St. Endas
2003
2002 O'Dwyer's Ballinteer St. Johns

Junior Football D[edit]

The 2017 Junior D Football Final was contested by last years Junior E Winners Starlights, and Kilmacud Crokes on October 1st. Kilmacud Crokes won by a scoreline 1-14 to 1-10.

Roll of Honour[edit]

Junior D Football Championship
IrishCraobh Shóisear Peile
Bhaile Átha Cliath
Founded?
Title holdersKilmacud Crokes (1st title)
First winner?
Most titles?
Sponsors?
Year Winner Opponent
2017 Kilmacud Crokes 1-14 Starlights 1-10
2016 Naomh Ólaf 2-17 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 0-11
2015 St. Judes 1-13 St Finians Swords 1-10
2014 Na Fianna 1-15 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 1-9
2013[6] Fingallians 2-8 St. Patricks, Palmerston 1-10
2012 Cuala 0-8 Ballyboughal 1-4
2011 St Anne's 3-12 Erin go Bragh 0-7
2010 Stars of Erin 1-6 Wild Geese 0-6
2009 St. Sylvester's Parnells
2008 St. Brigids St Anne's

Junior Football E[edit]

Junior E Football Championship
IrishCraobh Shóisear Peile
Bhaile Átha Cliath
Founded2008
Title holdersBallyfermot De La Salle (1st title)
First winnerPark Rangers
Most titlesRosmini Gaels (2 titles)
SponsorsP.J. Carroll and Company

The Junior E Championship was created at the start of the 2008 season and is open to clubs who only have one adult team taking part in the Adult Football Leagues.

This championship is played on a round robin format which gives each team three championship games a year.

Park Rangers won the First Junior E Final in 2008, defeating Wild Geese, who themselves would taste glory a year later in 2009.

In 2010 Rosmini Gaels won their first championship since winning the original Junior A championship in 1985. Two players from the '85 team played in the 2010 final. Rosmini Gaels repeated their victory in 2012.

The 2014 Junior E Final took place on September 20 between St. Kevin Killians and St Colmcilles of Swords in O'Toole Park. In a hard fought close game, St. Colmcilles came out on top to claim the first championship win in the history of the club and in the process going one step further than the previous year in which they finished up as runners-up.

AIB defeated Rosmini Gaels in the 2015 final after extra time to claim their first Junior E title.

In 2016 Cloghran outfit Starlights lifted the crown defeating Beann Eadair in the final.

Roll of Honour[edit]

Year Winner Opponent
2017 Ballyfermot De La Salle 1-14 Rosmini Gaels 1-11
2016 Starlights 2-16 Beann Eadair 0-5
2015 AIB Rosmini Gaels
2014 St. Colmcille's (Swords) 1-8 St Kevins Killians 0-9
2013 Croi Ro Naofa St. Colmcille's (Swords)
2012 Rosmini Gaels 1-8 St Kevins Killians 1-5
2011 Geraldine Morans 2-13 Tyrrelstown 2-5
2010 Rosmini Gaels 0-10 Croi Ro Naofa 0-8
2009 Wild Geese 2-8 St. Brendan's 0-9
2008 Park Rangers Wild Geese

Notes and references[edit]

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  3. ^ Facebook. 23 October 2018 https://www.facebook.com/StFiniansGAAClubNewcaslte/photos/pcb.2233822426853855/2233822306853867/?type=3&theater. Retrieved 23 October 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Fox on the double as Crokes crowned JFC 'A' champions". Dublin GAA Website. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Colmcille come good". Evening Herald. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Super sub Dan is the man as Fins break Pat's hearts". Evening Herald. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.