Limavady GAC

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Limavady Wolfhounds GAC
CLG Na Cúnna, Léim an Mhadaidh
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Founded: 1980
County: Derry
Nickname: The Hounds
Colours: Blue and Yellow
Grounds: Pairc na gCúnna
Coordinates: 55°03′00.59″N 6°56′10.50″W / 55.0501639°N 6.9362500°W / 55.0501639; -6.9362500Coordinates: 55°03′00.59″N 6°56′10.50″W / 55.0501639°N 6.9362500°W / 55.0501639; -6.9362500
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Limavady Wolfhounds GAC (Irish: CLG Na Cúnna, Léim an Mhadaidh) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Limavady, Northern Ireland. The club is a member of Derry GAA and currently caters for both Gaelic football and camogie.

Underage teams up to U-12s play in North Derry league and championships, from U-14 upwards teams compete in All-Derry competitions. Limavady have won the Derry Intermediate Football Championship once and the Derry Junior Football Championship three times.

Gaelic football[edit]

Limavady fields Gaelic football teams at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, Minor, Reserve and Senior levels. They currently compete in the Derry Intermediate Championship and Division 2 of the Derry ACFL.

Notable Footballers[edit]

  • John Deighan - Former Derry Goal Keeper.
  • Harry Owens - Former captain of Derry team in 1930s/1940s (played for O'Connor's). Also played for Ulster.

Camogie[edit]

The Camogie club was reestablished in 2004 after a long absence in the parish. There are U14, and Senior Camogie teams. The Senior Team play in the intermediate Derry League.

Hurling[edit]

After a gap of decades, there have been recent efforts to re-establish hurling in the area. Work is ongoing and Limavady fields a U10 team.

Notable Hurlers[edit]

  • Henry Patton - Part of Derry's 1903 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship winning team (played for St. Patrick's)

History[edit]

Wolfhounds GAC Limavady was officially established in 1980. However, there had a been a history of Gaelic games in the area before the founding of the current club. In 1903 St Patrick's Limavady hurling club was set up; its star player Henry Patton won an Ulster medal as part of the Derry team that defeated Antrim in the 1903 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship final.[1]

Football was also played in Limavady, in the form of O'Connor's Limavady. They won the 1936 and 1941 Dr. Kerlin Cups beating Park (forerunner to the modern-day Banagher team) and Magilligan in the respective finals. The club also contested the Derry Senior Football Championship final in 1937??. Having won the 1938 North Derry Senior Football Championship, they were defeated by Lavey in the 1938 All-Derry Senior Championship semi-final.[2] They reached the All-Derry final in 1941, but were defeated by Ballinascreen. In the late 1960s the St. Michaels GAC club was formed on the banks of the River Roe, from an amalgamation of players from the Limavady, Magilligan, and Glack areas, but later folded.

Success came relatively soon for the Wolfhounds club, when in 1985 five years after their formation they won the Derry Junior Football Championship, Derry Junior League and Neil Carlin Cup. After moving up to Intermediate grade, the club won the 1989 Derry Intermediate Football Championship. The club were relegated to Junior level again in the 1990s and won the Derry Junior Championship twice more, in 1999 and 2003. Following on from this success the club are currently trying to maintain their position amongst the Intermediate ranks.

Football Titles[edit]

Senior[edit]

Derry Intermediate League 1989

Minor[edit]

  • North Derry Minor 'B' Football Championship: 2
    • 1993, 1995
  • Carlin/Duffy Cup: 1
    • 2010

Under 16[edit]

  • All County 'B' league:2
  • 2007, 2010

Note: The above lists may be incomplete. Please add any other honours you know of.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Limavady Wolfhounds Club History". Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Erin's Own GAC Lavey Football History". Archived from the original on 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2007-09-19.