Lissan GAC

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St Michael's GAC Lissan
CLG Naomh Mhichil Lios Áine
Lissan crest.png
Founded: 1910
County: Derry
Colours: Red and Black
Grounds: Tullynure
Coordinates: 54°41′25.89″N 6°45′23.84″W / 54.6905250°N 6.7566222°W / 54.6905250; -6.7566222Coordinates: 54°41′25.89″N 6°45′23.84″W / 54.6905250°N 6.7566222°W / 54.6905250; -6.7566222
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Saint Michael's GAC Lissan (Irish: CLG Naomh Mhichil Lios Áine) is a Gaelic Athletic Association located in the Catholic parish of Lissan, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is a part of Derry GAA and currently caters for Gaelic football, Rounders and handball. St Michael's teams compete in Derry championships, although part of the parish is located in County Tyrone.

Lissan has won the Derry Junior Football Championship three times. Underage teams up to U-12's play in South Derry league and championships, from U-14 upwards teams compete in All-Derry competitions.

Gaelic football[edit]

Lissan fields Gaelic football teams at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, Minor and Senior levels. It currently competes in the Derry Intermediate Championship and Division 2 of the Derry ACFL.

History[edit]

The club was first founded in 1910 as Ruairi Ógs,[1] with John Corr as the first Chairman. Mathes were played on a pitch known as "The Waterside" in Tullynure. The club officially became St. Michael's in 1962 when was affiliated to the South Derry Board, with Joseph O'Hagan as Chairman, Bernard McGready as Secretary and Paul O’Hagan as Treasurer. In 1977 the club laid a new playing field. Work on a new pavilion commenced in 1986 and was officially opened in August 1990 by GAA President Elect Peter Quinn (GAA President).

St Michael's reached the Derry Junior Football Championship on seven occasions. In 1987 they were defeated by Dungiven Thirds, in 1990 by Foreglen,in 1997 by Eoghan Rua and 2006 by Drum. The club's Junior successes came in 1998 when they beat Seán Dolans, in 2007 when they beat Drum, and in 2008 when they beat Glack.

In September 2007 another new pavilion was unveiled in Lissan.[1] Like 17 years beforehand it was officially opened by Peter Quinn. The main feature of the afternoon was a challenge match between Ballinderry and St Gall's.

Club crest[edit]

The crest designed by club secretary Michael McCrory with the artwork produced by talented local artist Mary Monaghan. Lios Aine means Aine's Fort; The crest shows the Irish goddess Áine her fort, Slieve Gallion, the Sperrin Mountains and Lough Fea. [2] A Gaelic football and goalposts are also shown representing the games and activities of the club.

Honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

South Derry Junior League 1998 & 2008

Ulster Junior Finalist 2008

u14 D championship 2009

u16 league 2010

u14 c2 league 2010

U14 C League 2012

u16 C Championship (2013) (Kevin McWilliams team)

Minor League 2013

U14 B League 2016

U14 B Feile 2016

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "St Michael's Club History". Retrieved 2007-09-28.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "history" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Club trivia... Lissan, Derry". Gaelic Life. 30 January 2009. p. 12.