Moneymore GAC

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Henry Joy McCracken's GFC Moneymore
Muine Mór
Moneymore crest.jpg
Founded: 1933
County: Derry
Colours: Black and Amber
Grounds: McCracken Park
Coordinates: 54°41′25.50″N 6°39′34.15″W / 54.6904167°N 6.6594861°W / 54.6904167; -6.6594861Coordinates: 54°41′25.50″N 6°39′34.15″W / 54.6904167°N 6.6594861°W / 54.6904167; -6.6594861
Playing kits
McCracken's GFC
Ógra Mór

Henry Joy McCracken's GFC Moneymore (Irish: CLG Mhic Reachtáin, Muine Mór) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Moneymore, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The club is a member of Derry GAA and currently caters for Gaelic football. The club is named after the 18th-century Irish republican leader Henry Joy McCracken.

Underage teams play in the South Derry league and championships. Moneymore have won the Derry Intermediate Football Championship once and the Derry Junior Football Championship once.

Gaelic football[edit]

Moneymore fields Gaelic football teams at Reserve and Senior levels. Underage teams (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and Minor) are amalgamated with Ógra Colmcille and form the Ógra Mór team. Sides up to U-12's play in South Derry league and championships, from U-14 upwards teams compete in All-Derry competitions.

Ladies' Gaelic football[edit]

Moneymore ladies play together with An Lúb players in the Ardtrea team. The team also draws players from Ballinderry, Lissan, Ógra Colmcille and other South Derry clubs along the border with County Tyrone.

History[edit]

There was a presence of Gaelic games in Moneymore in the early 1900s. O'Cahan Moneymore played in the Cookstown and District Football League in 1911.[1] Moneymore won the South Derry Handball League in 1991 and 1912. The next records of O'Cahan's were in 1934 when they played in the South Derry League, but lasted only one season, before competing again in 1938 and 1939. The club played as Henry Joy McCracken's in 1945, before becoming defunct decades later.

McCracken's reformed in 1976 and chose to wear black and amber colours. The first President was Charlie Teague, an old O'Cahan's clubman. Managed by Brendan O'Neill and Patsy Breen, the club's first major success came in 1984 when they won the Derry Intermediate Football Championship. McCracken's won the 1995 Derry Junior Football Championship.

Honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

2014 junior league and championship winners

Reserve[edit]

  • Graham Cup 2
    • 1978 2014

U-16[edit]

  • Derry U-16 Football Championship: 1
    • 1963
  • South Derry U-16 Football Championship: 1
    • 1963 runner up 1994

South Derry Minor B League Winners 1998.

Handball[edit]

  • South Derry Handball League: 2
    • 1911, 1912

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club History". Retrieved 2007-09-21.