Seán Dolans GAC

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Seán Dolan's GAC
CLG Seán Ó Dubhláin
Sean Dolans crest.PNG
Founded: 1942
County: Derry
Nickname: Dolan's
Colours: Red and White
Grounds: Piggery Ridge, Creggan
Coordinates: 54°59′38.83″N 7°21′10.01″W / 54.9941194°N 7.3527806°W / 54.9941194; -7.3527806Coordinates: 54°59′38.83″N 7°21′10.01″W / 54.9941194°N 7.3527806°W / 54.9941194; -7.3527806
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Football

Seán Dolan's GAC (Irish: CLG Seán Ó Dubhláin) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The club is a member of the Derry GAA and currently cater for Gaelic football and Ladies' Gaelic football.

Underage teams up to U-12's play in North Derry league and championships, from U-14 upwards teams compete in All-Derry competitions.

Gaelic football[edit]

Seán Dolans fields Gaelic football teams at U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, Minor and Senior levels. They currently compete in the Derry Junior Football Championship and Division 5 of the Derry ACFL.

Ladies' Gaelic football[edit]

The club also field Ladies' football teams at various age-groups.

History[edit]

The club are named after IRA member Séan Dolan (Irish: Seán Ó Dubhláin). He was active in the IRA during the Northern Campaign. A fluent Irish speaker and keen traditional musician, Dolan was interned and imprisoned on a number of occasions for his efforts in the fight for Irish reunification.[1]

While holding the position of secretary of the Derry City Board, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Pearse's GAA club on the Waterside and played for them on numerous occasions. Seán Dolan died in the Waterside Hospital on 28 October 1941 at the age of 28. Fr F O'Hagan said at his funeral "He was a man of ideals and principles and he was prepared to suffer for those ideals he held in high honour". Seán Dolan's GAC was set up the following year in his honour.

In 2000 the club became the first Junior club to be awarded All-Ireland Club of the Year. In 2002 Séan Dolans GAC also won Derry Club of the Year.[2]

Honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

  • Neil Carlin Cup
    • 1987
  • Neil Carlin Cup
    • 2006
  • League Champions
    • 2009
  • Derry Championship
    • 2009
  • Neil Carlin Cup
    • 2009
  • Treble Winners 2009
    • 2009

U-16[edit]

  • North Derry U-16 Football Championship: 1
    • 2000
  • North Derry U-16 'B' Football Championship: 1
    • 2005

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club History". Archived from the original on 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Seán Dolans GAC homepage". Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-10-04.