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Club History

Club History

Our Club was founded in 1996 and fielded an U12 Team in the then Eastern Division and an Adult Team in Division 4 of the County League. In the early years the Club played its home games at various venues around Letterkenny including Errigal College,Letterkenny Rugby Club (then located near the Silver Tassie Hotel) and on lands owned by Letterkenny Town Council off the Port Road,then known as ‘Heatons Field’.

In the years that followed the Club has grown and developed to the point where it now fields football teams at all underage levels and two at adult level.


In recent years the Club has become very active in the development of hurling for the young and currently fields teams up to and including the U14 Team who won the County B Championship in 2010, a first for the Club.

Our Club has enjoyed some success along the way at underage level which can soon be viewed in our Club Roll of Honour.


Several of our underage players have been selected for both Football and Hurling County Development squads and have represented our Club at inter-county level.

In 1999 our Club acquired land at the Glebe in conjunction with Letterkenny Rugby Club and set about setting up home there. We developed a full size playing field, an underage training field and dressing rooms with the assistance of funding from the National Lottery supplemented by funds raised by  the Club.

While this development was underway we used the playing field at Errigal College.

It was with a great feeling of pride and collective satisfaction in our achievement that we returned to play our first competitive match on our new playing field,‘Páirc Na nGael’ in March 2008.Many visiting Clubs and supporters have remarked on the excellent playing surface.

 
In partnership with Letterkenny Rugby Club Our Club we have recently embarked on our biggest undertaking to date with the commencement of construction of a new clubhouse, dressing rooms and other facilities.
 
Our Club has hosted the visit of distinguished guests in its brief history including President Mary McAleese and was also pleased to assist with the hosting of the All-Ireland Fleadh in Letterkenny in 2005 and 2006. Our Club has also hosted fundraisers for local and national causes including very enjoyable Family Fun Days held in September 2008 and again in September 2010.
Certainly much has been achieved in a short period of time and our Club can look forward with confidence to the future.  
 
Club Crest

The main feature depicts the Arch from the Church at Aughaninshin with its keystone representing the strongest structural support for the building. The vertical lines on the column set on ancient Ohm stones symbolise a community whereas the horizontal cap lines symbolise a bonding and cohesiveness. 1996 is the year of formation of our Club. All of these symbols reflect the solid principles associated with our Club,our members and the wider community. 

 

                                                                         
Club Colours

Maroon Jersey, White Togs and Maroon Socks

White Jersey, Maroon Togs and White Socks