Round Towers GAA (Clondalkin)

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Round Towers,
Clondalkin
Cumann an Chloigthí,
Cluain Dolcáin
Founded: 1884
County: Dublin
Nickname: Towers
Colours: Green and white
Grounds: Monastery Road
Coordinates: 53°19′03.54″N 6°23′01.03″W / 53.3176500°N 6.3836194°W / 53.3176500; -6.3836194Coordinates: 53°19′03.54″N 6°23′01.03″W / 53.3176500°N 6.3836194°W / 53.3176500; -6.3836194
Playing kits
Standard colours

Round Towers (Irish: Cumann an Chloigthí, Cluain Dolcáin ) is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) associated with the Dublin County Board club based in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. The Club plays the Gaelic games of Gaelic football, Hurling in both men's and women's codes.

History[edit]

In December 1884, one month after the G.A.A. was founded, a group of men gathered in Clondalkin to form a Gaelic Football Club. Among those present were David Molloy, J. Wixted, J. Carroll, J. Keogh, C. Ryder, P. Doran, The Errity Brothers one of whom, Tom, was later to win All-Ireland Senior medals with Dublin in '92', '94, '98, '99 and 1902.

Towers won their first competition, the Baltyboys Tournament in 1889 They won their first Dublin Trophy — the Junior League in 1910 with Matt Nolan as captain. They again won the Junior League and Junior Championship in 1926 and – would you believe it – with Matt Nolan again as captain.

Success in the Leixlip Tournament of 1928 is noteworthy because St. Mary's Leixlip included the two Kildare "greats" Larry Stanley and Matt Goff. The Club had attained Senior status in the thirties and three of its members, Tom Dowd Paddy Hickey and Billy Dowling played for Dublin and Leinster.

The Club lost the 1941 Junior Championship but won the 1942 League to regain Senior status. They contested the Intermediate Championship finals in 1948,1950 and 1951 and defeated O'Dwyers in the I.L.F. in 1951, and went on to win the Intermediate Championship in 1952.

Winners of the Under 21 Dublin Championship in its inauguration year 1964, this same team challenged strongly for senior championship honours up to 1970 G. Freyne. P. Barrett, G. Gray, D. Keating, T. Higgins and C. Dowling were all prominent members of that team. This feat was repeated 25 years later in 1989 when the Club won the Under 21 A championship for the second time.

Paddy Delaney, Tony, his son, Fred Kavanagh, Michael Egan and Jim Gavin are all holders of All-Ireland medals. Others include John O'Malley and Paddy Taylor who along with Paddy Delaney were ALL -Ireland Minor football Winners with Dublin in 1959.

Honours[edit]

1964 and 1989:

1993:

  • All Ireland Football Féile Division 1 Winners

1997:

  • All Ireland Football Féile Division 1 Runners-Up

2002:

  • AIB Cup Winners
  • AHL Div 9 Winners
  • U16 Hurling League Div 2 Winners

2003:

2004:

2005:

2006:

2009:

2010:

  • Adult Ladies League Division 2 Winners

2011:

  • Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Winners
  • Minor Hurling League Division 2 Runners-Up
  • Division 5 Football Féile Winners
  • Dublin U16 Football Cup Runners-Up

2012:

2013:

  • AIB Cup Runners-Up
  • Junior E Hurling Championship Runners-Up
  • U14 Div 4 Football League Winners
  • U16 Div 5 Football League Winners
  • U13 Div 9 Football League Winners
  • U16 Ladies Div 2 Football League Winners

2014:

2015:

  • Corn Ceitin Cup Runners-Up
  • AHL Div 9 Winners
  • U14 Div 3 Football League Winners
  • U14 Div 2 Hurling League Runners-Up
  • U14 Div 5 Ladies Football Championship Runners-Up

2016:

  • AHL Div 8 Winners
  • Adult Ladies League Div 3 Runners-Up
  • U16 'C' Football Championship Winners
  • U16 Div 5 Football League Winners
  • U15 Ladies Football Div 4 Winners

2017:

  • Dublin Div 4 Ladies Football Féile Winners
  • U13 Div 5 Hurling League Winners
  • Dublin Div 4 Camogie Féile Runners-Up
  • U13 Div 5 Ladies Football Cup Runners-Up
  • U15 'C' Hurling Championship Runners-Up
  • U16 Div 3 Football League Winners

Notable players[edit]

  • Tom Mulligan - Former Dublin Senior footballer
  • Derek Murray - Former Dublin Senior Footballer
  • Jim Gavin - All Ireland Winner and Current Dublin Senior Football manager
  • Tom Kelly - Former Laois Senior Footballer and All Star Winner 2003
  • John O'Brien - Former Dublin Senior Footballer
  • Killian Burns - Former Kerry All Ireland Winner
  • Maria Kavanagh - Former Dublin Senior Ladies Footballer (All-Ireland Winner)/Ladies' Gaelic football All Stars Awards Winner 2003
  • Hannah Tyrell - Current Dublin Senior Ladies Footballer
  • Amy Conroy - Current Dublin Senior Ladies Footballer
  • Ian Ward - Former Dublin footballer
  • Eoin Moran - Former Dublin minor/ U21 and senior Hurler
  • Paul Clifford - Former Dublin Senior Footballer
  • Mark Gahan - Former Wexford U21/Senior Footballer
  • Barry Gavin - Former Dublin Minor Hurler and Footballer /Under 21 Dublin Footballer
  • Paddy Delaney - Former Dublin Minor Footballer(All Ireland Winner)/Senior Dublin Footballer
  • Tony Delaney - Former Dublin Minor Footballer (All Ireland Winner)/Under 21 Dublin Footballer
  • Mick Egan - Former Dublin Minor Footballer (All Ireland Winner)/ Senior Dublin Footballer
  • Brian Mac Laughlin- Current Fermanagh Senior Hurler. Former Dublin Minor Footballer/Hurler and U21 Hurler
  • Mick Carolan - Former Kildare and Leinster.
  • Mickey Griffin - Former Donegal and Ulster.
  • Packy McGarty -Former Leitrim and Connacht.
  • Larry Carr - Former Dublin Minor and Seniors.
  • Mick Cranny - Former Dublin Seniors.
  • Tony Higgins - Former Dublin Minors, Dublin U21 capt, Dublin Seniors.
  • Garret Freyne - Former Dublin Seniors.
  • Mick Foley - Former Wexford Seniors.
  • Gerry Galvin - Former Dublin Senior Hurler
  • Ray McKenna - Former Dublin Senior Hurler

Teams[edit]

Adult Football

  • AFL2
  • AFL5
  • AFL8
  • AFL11
  • U21
  • Minor
  • Gaelic4Fathers

Adult Hurling

  • AHL3
  • AHL7
  • U21
  • Minor

Juvenile Football

  • U8
  • U9
  • U10
  • U11
  • U12
  • U13
  • U14A
  • U14B
  • U15
  • U16

Juvenile Hurling

  • U8
  • U9
  • U10
  • U11
  • U12
  • U13
  • U14
  • U15

Ladies Football

  • Senior Div2
  • U16
  • U14
  • U12
  • U11
  • U10
  • U9
  • U8
  • Gaelic4Mothers

Camogie

  • Senior Div6
  • U18
  • U14
  • U12
  • U10
  • U9
  • U8

See also[edit]