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Drumconrath GFC (Naomh Peadair Droim Conrach CLG) is a Junior Gaelic Football club hailing from Meath’s most northerly village of the same name. We were 1st formed in 1886 and for the most part have a continued history from then. The club did disband a few times over the years due to lack of numbers and there were a few short amalgamations with our Parish brethren Meath Hill over the 128 years since 1st documented evidence that Gaelic Football was played in our Parish.
At underage we amalgamate with Meath Hill and play under the Parish rule which is still steadfast in Meath. We affiliate under the name of Drumconrath/Meath Hill. The ages that represent the club a Under 8,10,12,13,14,15 & 16. In recent years we have also joined with Kilmainhamwood at Under 17 & 18 and compete as North Meath Gaels. Also in 2014 for the 1st time we have combined with Meath Hill to play Under 21 Football.
Drumconrath GFC field 2 adult teams in Meath Championship and Leagues playing at Junior A and Junior D grades and In the All County A League Division 3 and the All County B League Division 5 and our home is Pairc Naomh Peadair on the Slane Road out of our Village.
Drumconrath have won 3 Junior Football Championships in 1928, 1963 and 1996. The A League Division 3 was also won in 1996 with Division 4 & 5 League titles won in 1987 and 1994. A B League Division was won in 2000.
The club made the Intermediate Football Championship Final in 2006 only to lose by a single point to Rathkenny and that same year the League Final seen the same two clubs fight it out with Rathkenny again emerging victorious by another 1 point margin this time after extra time
1996 is fondly remembered as one of the best years in our Club when the League and Championship double was secured captained by Shay Durnin.
1996 REVISITED (Memories of the Showgrounds 1996)
Back in Nineteen Ninety Six,
On a bright November Day,
Two team, one Red & one of Blue,
To the Showgrounds made their way,
The Supporters came in crowds,
From the very North of Meath,
Where the colour of your jersey,
Is more important than your creed.
Drumconrath were the favourites,
The underdogs Meath Hill
On this unique occassion,
Such excitement, such a trill,
Pictures were abound,
Of underage teams of yore
Players stood shoulder to shoulder
But today an end to lore.
The crowds from County Meath did come
in buses, cars and vans
As also did our neighbours
From Cavan, Louth and Monaghan.
They heard of how the blood did spill
In matches over keen
But no card none Red or Yellow
Was in this great Final seen.
The match was in the balance
Throughout the whole game
'Till young James from Summerhill
Made history of his name,
It started from a free
Took by Ollie on the ball,
Pete took up the running
And passed it onto Paul
A hop and a solo
And on it goes to Jim
He placed the ball so perfectly
And gauranteed our Win.
Our heros down in history
We never can forget
Stephan he stood tall and strong
He gaurded our net.
Cathal, young and what a star
With Kevin never slow
And Hogsie shouting orders
To keep them all in tow.
Derek held the dangerman
Ollie was a vital joint
And Shots who never will
Let us forget his wonder point.
Paddy was the Legend,
With Hickey by his side,
Those two did trojan work,
To hold back the Blue tide.
Wayne was doing super work
Shane was anothe star
With Pete involved in every score,
Boylan called him to the bar
Paudie was a star all year
Wesley is forever Red
Shay Durnin raised two while flags
And the Cup above his head.
We all remember Fitzer
How he brought along his cone
Noel and Seamus did selection
They where never off the phone
Martin and Peter held the reins that year
Our Committee all about
Remembering too as we always do
The past players who missed out.
Every member of the panel
Including Leighton the sub
Are poudly in the picture
That hangs in Dempsey's Pub.
Our taughts go back to Meath Hill
And the gallant part they played
In that unique Junior Final
In Pairc Tailteann on that Day
|Presidents:||Fr Eamon Butler, Fr Finian Connaughton, Gerald Mcardle, Nicky Callan and Pat Dempsey.|
|Vice Chairperson:||Mark Reilly|
|Assistant Secretary:||Mícheál Og Ó Gallachóir|
|Assistant Treasurer:||Eileen Weldon|
|Insurance Officer:||Kevin Flanagan|
|Sean Gael Officer/Community Liaison Officer:||Attracta Ward|
|Children's Officer:||Lenore McGahan|
|Membership Officers:||Damien Glass|
|Culture & Scór Officer:||Micheál Og Ó Gallachóir|
|School Liaison Officer:||Shay Durnin|
|IT Officer;||Cathal Reilly|
|Health and Wellbeing Officer Joanna Duff|
|The Club Committee are made up of the Above plus Shane Byrne, Loretta O'Halloran, Martin McCullagh, Paddy Duff, Thomas Dardis, Seamus Dardis, Michael Gallagher, Stephan McKenna, Sean Dunne, Aine O'Neill,Pete McMahon, Sean Reilly, Stephan Lynch, Pat McGahan, Peter OHalloran and Leighton Irwin.|