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

History[edit]

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 Theobald Wolfe Tone[2] who was a prominent Irish Republican who was responsible for the 1798 Young Islanders revolution. Kildress's team is green, white and orange, the badge bears the symbol of the Beaghmore Stone Circles, a major landmark in Kildress.

Kildress currently play in the Division 2 of the Tyrone League.

Notable players[edit]

  • Frank McGurk
  • Dessie Tracey
  • Martin Grimes
  • Philly Lennon
  • Dean McNally
  • Phillip McKenna
  • Conor McAleer
  • Enda McAleer
  • Eoin Brannigan
  • Matthew Heagney
  • Jonathon Connolly
  • Adam Connolly
  • Caolan McNamee
  • Matthew McGuigan
  • Pauric Lagan (U17 All-Ireland Winner)

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Reference List[edit]

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