Omagh St. Enda's GAC
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|An Ómaigh Naoimh Éanna|
|Nickname:||St. Enda's, Lilywhites|
|Colours:||black and white|
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GAA clubs existed in Drumragh parish during 1904-09 (including hurling and camogie), 1917–20 and intermittently in the 1920s. However it wasn't until 1932 when the Omagh St. Enda's club was founded. The clubs first meeting took place on 28 February in St. Patrick's Hall opposite the Sacred Heart Church. Omagh contested the Tyrone Senior Football Championship final 4 times before finally winning the cup for the first time in 1948 beating Clogher Éire Óg GAC 1-3 to 0-2.
In early 1962, Omagh St. Enda's club purchased 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land at Lisnelly located near the Gortin Road. By 1968 the club had raised enough money to start construction of the new stadium. The park was eventually opened on 17 September 1972 and was named Healy Park after Micheal Healy.
Since the club's inception they have claimed 8 Tyrone Senior Football Championships, 3 Tyrone Senior Hurling Championships and Ulster Minor and U21 Championships. The club also have a very proud history in Scór and have claimed 7 All-Ireland titles.
In 2005 Joe McMahon became the first Omagh man to lift the Sam Maguire Cup. In 2008 brothers Joe McMahon and Justin McMahon were part of the victorious All-Ireland Senior Football Championship team, with Joe claiming his second All-Ireland medal. Justin went on to win an All-Star for the full-back position in the same year, the first St. Enda's club man to achieve the award.
St. Enda’s won the 2014 Tyrone Senior Football Championship against Carrickmore St. Colmcille's on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-12. A last minute goal from Ronan O'Neill sealed victory and bridged a 26-year gap since the club's last senior championship triumph in 1988.
St. Enda’s have also had great success at youth level over the last number of years. The highlights being the 2009 Ulster Minor Club Football Championship and the 2011 Ulster U21 Club Football Championship victorys. Since 2007 St. Enda's have claimed 3 Juvenile Leagues (2007, 2008, 2009), 3 Juvenile Championships (2007, 2008, 2009), 3 Minor Leagues (2008, 2009, 2010), 2 Minor Championships (2009, 2010) and 3 U21 Championships (2009, 2011, 2014).
In ladies football St. Enda's won the Tyrone Junior Championship and Ulster Championships in 2010. The ladies went on to win the Tyrone Intermediate Championship in 2011 and more recently in 2014.
Roll of honour
- Tyrone Senior Football Championship (8 times):
1948, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1963, 1988, 2014
- Tyrone Senior League (3 times):
1980, 1988, 1990
- Tyrone Intermediate Football Championship (1 time):
- Ulster U21 Club Football Championship (1 time):
- Tyrone U-21 Football Championship (3 times):
2009, 2011, 2014
- Ulster Minor Club Football Championship (1 time):
- Tyrone Minor Football Championship (9 times):
1946, 1947, 1949, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1983, 2009, 2010. U16 championship and league double 2015
1967, 1971, 1973
- Tyrone Minor Hurl