Kildress Wolfe Tones GAC

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Kildress Wolfe Tones
Cill Dreasa Uilf Tón
Founded: 1952
County: Tyrone
Nickname: The 'Tones
Colours: green,white,orange
Grounds: Tierney Park
Coordinates: 54°38′23.43″N 6°55′28.49″W / 54.6398417°N 6.9245806°W / 54.6398417; -6.9245806Coordinates: 54°38′23.43″N 6°55′28.49″W / 54.6398417°N 6.9245806°W / 54.6398417; -6.9245806
Playing kits

Kildress Wolfe Tones are a Gaelic Athletic Association club from County Tyrone.


The first record of a football match that can be found was played on a June Sunday in 1904 in Gortreagh when a game was arranged to coincide with the formation of a Gaelic Football team there. P.T. Devlin told of his memories of that day in a letter to "The Dungannon Observer" dated 8 May 1954.[1]

Kildress were named after [2] who was a prominent Irish Republican who was responsible for the 1798 Young Islanders revolution. Kildress's team is green white and yellow, the badge bears the symbol of the Beaghmore Stone Circles, a major landmark in Kildress. The Millwheel Bar sponsor Kildress, it is located in Dunamore, and always has a white mercedes c250 parked outside. Noone knows who owns it but legend has it is has been parked outside the bar for years. A tall man who goes by the name of Colum can also be found inside, doing his party trick of peeling two oranges in either pocket at the same time.

Kildress currently play in the Division 1 of the Tyrone League.

Notable Players[edit]

  • Frank McGurk
  • Dessie Tracey
  • Martin Grimes
  • Niall Quinn
  • Jock Lagan
  • Martin Loughran (retired)
  • Fran Loughran (retired)
  • Caolan Doyle (retired)
  • Columba Mallon (retired)

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Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Theobald Wolfe Tone