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St Vincents GAA

Coordinates: 53°22′23.63″N 6°13′44.96″W / 53.3732306°N 6.2291556°W / 53.3732306; -6.2291556
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St Vincents
Naomh Uinsionn
Colours:White and blue
Grounds:Páirc Naomh Uinsionn
Coordinates:53°22′23.63″N 6°13′44.96″W / 53.3732306°N 6.2291556°W / 53.3732306; -6.2291556
Playing kits
Home Kit
Change Kit
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Football: 3 7 29
Hurling: - - 13
Camogie: - 3 15

St Vincents is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Marino, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. The club was founded in 1931 in Marino, instrumental in the founding of the club were Rev Dr William Fitzpatrick (St Vincent de Paul Church, Marino)[1] and Bro. Ernest Fitzgerald (Scoil Mhuire CBS, Marino).[2] Although its club grounds were in Raheny for a number of years, it moved to its home back into Marino in 1987. St Vincents merged with Marino Camogie Club in 1997 to form the St. Vincents Hurling, Football and Camogie Club.[3] They have won the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship on three occasions, most recently in 2014.[4] They are the most successful side in the Dublin Senior Football championship having won the title 29 times. The club has also won 15 Dublin Senior 1 camogie titles (6 as Marino) and completed a three in a row in 2015–2017.[citation needed]

Playing Grounds[edit]

As well as using their own pitches at their clubhouse and Páirc Naomh Uinsionn, the club uses pitches beside them at Ardscoil Ris (where facilities were redeveloped in 2020 in association with St. Vincents), the pitch at Marino Institute of Education adjacent to the club, in Fairview Park, and also in St Anne's Park. In 2019, a 4G all-weather GAA pitch was installed.

The club grounds in Marino were developed largely on what was part of the walled garden of Lord Charlemont's (who named the area Marino) estate, which had become Christian Brothers' St. Mary's Teacher training college (Colaiste Mhuire/Marino Institute) grounds and the O'Brien Institute. Part of the walls of the garden can still be seen to the south and east (Casino Park) borders of the club grounds. A logo of Marino Casino and part of the Charlemont family motto (Ferro Comitante), the full motto is Deo Duce, Ferro Comitante (God as my leader, my sword my companion), are embossed on the club's crest.



Vincents have won the Dublin Senior Football Championship 29 times. Their nearest rivals are O'Tooles who have won the Dublin Championship on 11 occasions. St Vincents won in the years 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1984, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016,[5] 2017.[6]

The club have a 7 in a row and a 6 in a row in the Dublin Senior Championship and two 3-in-a-row runs.[citation needed]

A remarkable[original research?] 7 in a row which would have led to 14 in a row was stopped by Erins Hope in 1956 and yet another 7 in a row was stopped in 1963 by UCD.

They have also won Leinster football titles in 1972, 1975, 1984, 2007, 2013, 2014 and 2016,[7] St Vincents highest accolades to date were their three All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship titles in 1976, 2008 and 2014.[4] In the 1976 decider they defeated Roscommon Gaels by 4–10 to 0–05 and in 2008 they overcame Nemo Rangers by 1–11 to 0–13 in the final at Croke Park[8] In 2014 the club won its third All-Ireland title having defeated a gallant[tone] Castlebar Mitchels side by a scoreline of 4–12 to 2–11.[9]

In 1991, St Vincents had the unique distinction[citation needed] of winning the Intermediate and Junior Football Championship. St Vincents are also the most successful club in the Dublin Minor Football Championship. They have won the competition on twenty three occasions in 1994, 1987, 1986, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1971, 1970, 1959, 1958, 1956, 1955, 1950, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1943, 1942 and 1936. This is a record that is unlikely[speculation?] to be rivalled for many years despite Vincents not winning a title since 1994, as their closest rivals Na Fianna have only won seven titles.

St Vincents also captured a remarkable[original research?] double double in 1993/94 capturing the U21 Football & Hurling Championships two years in a row.

List of football honours[edit]


Although St Vincents are more renowned[according to whom?] for their football exploits, they have been very successful as a senior hurling side. [citation needed] St Vincents have won the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship 13 times (second in the roll of honour behind Faughs), collecting the title in the years 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1988 and 1993. St Vincents competed in the 2007 and 2010 Dublin Senior Hurling Championship finals but lost to Ballyboden St Endas on both occasions. St Vincents are the most successful club in the history of the Dublin Minor Hurling Championship. They have won the A competition on twenty occasions, most recently in 2002.

List of hurling honours[edit]


List of camogie honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Vinnies who captured the imagination of the city by Tommy Martin, Columnist, Irish Examiner, March 5, 2020.
  2. ^ Vincents Celebrate 75 Years of Glorious Memories in Marion Sport, Irish Independent, December 8, 2006.
  3. ^ "Club History". CLG Naomh Uinsionn. Archived from the original on 11 April 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Connolly stars as St Vincents claim third All-Ireland crown". The Irish Times. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  5. ^ "strong-second-half-gets-st-vincent-s-over-the-line-against-castleknock-1.2856401". The Irish Times. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Diarmuid Connolly calls the shots". Irish Examiner. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Heffo inspiration as battling Saints hit the summit". Irish Examiner. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  8. ^ "News". Hill16.ie. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Diarmuid Connolly lights the fire for St Vincents third All-Ireland". The Irish Times. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Fennell transfer goes through". Hoganstand. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  11. ^ "St Vincents 4–12 Castlebar Mitchels 2–11". RTÉ Sport. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

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Preceded by Dublin Senior Champions
Succeeded by