Thomas Davis GFC, Corrinshego

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Thomas Davis GFC, Corrinshego
Tomás Dáibhis CPG, Cor Fhuinseoige
Thomas Davis Gaelic Football Club Corrinshego logo.jpg
Founded: 1982
County: Armagh
Club colours: Maroon & White ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Grounds: Corrinshego Playing Fields
Coordinates: 54°10′34″N 6°21′40″W / 54.176201°N 6.361084°W / 54.176201; -6.361084
Playing kits
Standard colours

Thomas Davis Gaelic Football Club (Irish: Tomás Dáibhis CPG, Cor Fhuinseoige[1]) is a Gaelic football club in Corrinshego in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is part of the Armagh GAA and plays in its Division 4 Football League and the Armagh Junior Football Championship.[2] The club is named in honour of Thomas Davis, an Irish writer, poet and nationalist.

History[edit]

Corrinshego GFC can trace its history back to the beginning of the last century, and is one of the oldest clubs in the Newry area. In the early days, the senior football team was dominated by a few families. The Quinn family fielded six players, including Peter Quinn who represented Armagh in the 1930s as a senior football player. Camogie was also very strong in the club during this era. The club went out of existence in the 1950s, a time of high emigration.

The present club was founded in 1982 by former members of Crossmaglen Rangers and St Patrick's Carrickcruppen GFC. In that same year Corrinshego defeated Clonmore by 2-9 to 1-6 to lift the county Junior Football Championship for the first time.

On Friday 26 July Corrinshego GFC won their first major piece of silverware since 1982 when they defeated Dromintee Seconds by 1-12 to 1-4 to be crowned Champions of Junior B.

Today the club has over 100 members and fields teams at Senior, Minor, Under 16, 14, 12 and 10 levels in the Armagh and South Armagh Football leagues. League and Championship titles have been won at underage levels.

Facilities[edit]

The club is currently developing a new playing pitch at the Doran's Hill Community Sports Campus in Newry. Completion is expected in September 2013 and planning permission has been secured for a three-storey clubhouse and changing rooms. Future plans include a second pitch and associated works.[3]

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

  • Eamonn Fearon, corner back on the Armagh team that met Meath in the 1992 All-Ireland Minor final
  • Liam Fegan, Armagh minor
  • Karl Kimmins, Armagh minor, U21 and senior
  • Gerald O'Reilly, Armagh minor, U21 and senior
  • Peter Quinn, Armagh player (1930s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Davis GFC website
  2. ^ Armagh GAA website
  3. ^ Destination Newry website