Cumann Lúthchleas Gael - Gaelic Athletic Association

Cumann Chluain Daimh - Clonduff GAA Club

Clonduff GAA Club is at the heart of the community providing Gaelic Activities

Football, Camogie, Hurling, Ladies Football, Handball, Cultural & Social Activities!

Senior Co Winners - 9 SFC - 1930, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1980, 2000, AI Football 7s 2009;
3 Senior Ladies FC - 2006, 2007, 2008; 4 Senior Camogie Championship - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, Ulster Camogie Club Champions 2014, AI Camogie 7s Shield 2009; Numerous County Handball titles; 2 AI Senior Handball Titles; 2 JHC; Numerous County Scór Titles; 2 AI Scór Sinsir & 3 AI Scór na nÓg Titles
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CLONDUFF'S ALL IRELAND WINNING BALLAD GROUP ENTERTAIN IN CROKE PARK!

As All Ireland Champions Clonduff Ballad Group were selected to provide the half-time entertainment in Croke Park on Sunday 20th August 2017. Despite the torrential rain the Group had a wonderful day - as well as singing on the field during the Minor Game they were also asked to do a few songs at the Fanzone outside the Croke Park Museum - What great ambassadors for Scór as well as their Club, County and Province!

 

ALL IRELAND SCÓR SINSIR BALLAD GROUP CHAMPIONS 2017

Paul Kelly, Colleen Walls, Caroline Carvill (back row) Agnes Murnin and Martina Cunningham (front row) pictured with GAA President Aogan Ó Feaghaill (centre front) and Antáine Mac Gabhann Chair of National Scór Committee who brought the first All Ireland Senior Scór title to Clonduff in 40 years and the first at any level since 1993.

 

CLONDUFF REFEREE TAKES CHARGE OF ALL IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL 2016

Clonduff Referee Ciarán Branagan is presented with a specially commissioned medal on Friday 16th September to mark the occasion of him taking charge of his biggest game to date - the All Ireland MFC Final Kerry v Galway. He is the first Club referee to receive such an honour. Ciarán, pictured with Club Officers Lorraine Bloomfield, Jimmie Cousins and Anita Brannigan in Clonduff Clubrooms.

 

CLONDUFF CHILDREN AT DOWN U12 ACTIVITY DAY IN CROKE PARK 2016

(L to R) Max Dursely, Cellagh Byrne, Evéagh Kelly, Caoimhe McKeown, Adam Fegan

All Down clubs were invited to send five youngsters to Croke Park for the U12 Activity Day on Tuesday 16th August. The boys’ names were put into a hat and two drawn out – Max Dursley and Adam Fegan. The same happened for the girls with Eveagh Kelly’s and Aoife McKeown’s names being drawn out. For the fifth place both sets of names were put into the one hat and Ceallagh Byrne’s name was selected.

It was an early start for the children on Tuesday morning – they had to be at Croke Park for 9.30. The Clonduff youngsters were paired with Bryansford for the games which they thoroughly enjoyed. The morning’s activity ended with a guided stadium tour before being returned to parents/guardians who had grandstand view in the Cusack Stand. Many thanks to the Down Development Manager Conor O’Toole for organising this magnificent morning for our children. 

 

BARRY & DARREN O'HAGAN PLAY TOGETHER FOR DOWN!

Barry (left) and Darren (right) O'Hagan lined out on team that started against Kerry on Sunday 28th February 2016 - unfortunately it wasn't the result that Down wished for but it was a great spectacle to have Kerry play in Pairc Esler. The O'Hagan Bros are two of five Clonduff players on the current Down panel - Aidan Carr also started against Kerry, Henry Brown who played in the previous two league games came on as a sub. Arthur McConville was unavailable through injury.
 

AIDAN CARR LEADS OUT DOWN IN McKENNA CUP 2016

Congratulations to Aidan Carr who had the privilege of leading out the Down Senior Footballers in the Dr McKenna Cup v Donegal on Sunday 3rd January 2016

 

CROKE PARK SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2015

Congratulationss to our wonderful group of musicians who provided the musical entertainment between the two League Finals. The group below with Peter Magee, Mayobridge (on left) are 4/5 of the Down Scór Sinsir Co Champions 2015 - Sean, Mary Catherine, Stephen Murray and Paul Kelly.

This was undoubtedly a wonderful family occasion – Peter is uncle to the Murray Family and a cousin of Paul's and they are pictured below leaving the stadium after their rousing performance - all agreed it was a magnificent occasion and one of the best days of their lives!

 

NFL Div 2 Kildare 1-15 Down 3-13

Jim McCorry's men got their league campaign off to a great start in St Conleth's Park Newbridge on Sunday 1st February 2015 registering a four-point victory over the home side. Above our own Arthur McConville wheels away in delight after scoring a goal having come on as a sub.

 

CLONDUFF MUSICIANS ENTERTAIN AT ULSTER GAA PRESIDENT'S AWARDS 2015

Clonduff Instrumental Musicians provided the entertainment at the Ulster GAA President's Awards in the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle on Saturday 28th November 2015. The musicians (l to r) are: Paul Kelly, Sean Murray, President Martin McAviney, Eoin Murray, Thomas Kelly, Gavin Murray

 

Bank of Ireland McKenna Cup - Final Group Game - Down 1-13 UUJ 1-7

Congratulations to the Down team who overcame the horrendous conditions and University of Ulster students in Pairc Esler on Wednesday night, 14th January 2015 on scoreline of 1-13 to 1-7. Down now top the group but await the result of the Cavan v Monaghan game (call off due to snow-covered pitch) to see who progresses - all four teams had one win each going into the last round - Cavan had beaten Down who beat Monaghan; Monaghan had beat UUJ who in turn beat Cavan - Cavan defeated Monaghan by 3 points and progress as group winners.

Pictured above is our own Darren O'Hagan selected as Man of the Match in Pairc Esler being presented with trophy by Geraldine O'Hagan, Bank of Ireland and new County Chairman Sean Rooney. Well done Darren!

 

CLONDUFF U12 PLAYERS PLAY IN CROKE PARK

Every year Down Youth Development committee organise a day out to Croke Park for players of the future. Every club in Down is invited to send along two U12 children to experience playing Football and Hurling/Camogie on the hallowed turf and finish their visit with a Stadium tour. Kayla Woods and Laurence Brannigan had that experience on Sunday 12th October 2014. Kayla and Laurence agreed that despite the early start (they had to be in Castlewellan Square at 7am on Sunday morning in order to take full advantage of the Down slot on the pitch which was 9.30am - 11.30am) it was an occasion they will never forget!

 

Clonduff's Down Players in Omagh - 18th May 2014

Down took on Tyrone on three fronts in Omagh on Sunday 18th May 2014. Clonduff had representatives on all three teams - (above top) Stephen McConville (son of Arty Noel and Roisin) came on as a late sub and promptly scored a goal (above lower) Aidan Carr converts the penalty that started Down's comeback from seven points down (Down eventually led by two points but Tyrone salvaged a draw with two frees from the boot of Sean Cavanagh). Below young Charlie Brown (son of Aidan and Attracta) makes his way to the field for the Primary Schools' Mini Games at half time in the senior game.

 

Clonduff Hurler Makes History

Congratulations to young Rían Branagan (2nd from right, back row) who created history on Sunday 2nd February 2014 by becoming the first Clonduff person ever to play in an Ulster Hurling Final - Antrim v Down. Unfortunately Down lost the much delayed Ulster Final but Rían played extremely at corner back!

 
Well done Down on such a magnificent second half to salvage a draw v Ulster Champions Monaghan in Pairc Esler on Sunday afternoon 2nd February 2014. Clonduff’s Aidan Carr (below left) and Darren O’Hagan (below right) both had outstanding games! (Photos courtesy of Down PRO)

 
 

Fionnuala Carr in Big Demand!

Best wishes to our Fionnuala as she takes to the 'Big Stage' over the next couple of week. On Saturday 9th November she is one of the 'Club Heroes' speaking at the Ulster GAA Volunteer Conference - Club Together in Cookstown commencing at 10am. Then the following Friday she takes part in the Down Fundraiser - 'Down Does Strictly - One Night Only' in The Canal Court Hotel, Newry commencing at 8pm. Busy girl Fionnuala! We wish you well Fionnuala and your sister Sara Louise also who on the same night as Strictly will be in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran nominated for Ulster GAA Writer's Camogie Player of the Year and wee bro Charlie will be playing in final of Ranafast Cup in Belfast!!

 
National Recognition For Ciarán Branagan
Clonduff referee, Ciarán Branagan, has been selected on the top fifteen list of football referees for the forthcoming inter-county championships. Ciarán made his second official visit to Croke Park this year when he took charge of the recent NFL Division Four decider between Offaly and Limerick. Just a few weeks ago Ciarán refereed the All-Ireland Junior Club Final between Ballinasloe and Kenmare also at GAA headquarters. Ciarán Branagan took up the whistle in 1999 and has made steady progress as a referee ever since. For some time Ciarán has been generally regarded as one of the top referees in Down and is now being awarded due recognition at national level. Together with Warrenpoint’s Brendan Rice, Ciarán had originally been included in the national panel of the forty-five best referee in Ireland. Ciarán’s assignments so far in 2013 have included national league games, MacRory Cup fixtures and the Ulster U21 Final between Cavan and Donegal. Back in 2011 Ciarán was welcomed by Irish emigrants to Bahrain to officiate at the Middle East Championship Finals. The Clonduff man and his six highly trusted officials, Mickey Curran, Marty Brady, Mark Doherty, Eamon Fitzsimmons, Mickey Cunningham and Seamus O’Hanlon have travelled all over the country to take charge of many prestigious games. It is a great encouragement to all Down referees to see Ciarán gain merited national recognition and knowledgeable GAA followers throughout the county are adamant that Ciarán Branagan is up to taking charge of provincial and qualifier championship games this coming summer. (from Down fb page)
 

Clonduff Musicians Entertain at Co-operation Ireland Gala Dinner 2013

Co-operation Ireland is an organisation that promotes Peace Building across the island of Ireland. The theme of the 2013 Gala Dinner in The Great Hall at Queen's University, Belfast (Thursday 10th October) was 'The Role of the GAA in Peace Building'. The keynote speaker was First Minister Peter Robinson. The event was attended by GAA players and administrators, politicians and business people from across Ireland. Funds raised on the evening will go to support Co-operation Ireland’s Youth Leadership programme which tackles the growing vulnerability of our young people in being coerced into criminal and anti-social activities in towns and villages across the island. Co-operation Ireland’s Youth Leadership programme encourages positive local interaction with their own community, an opportunity to take up high quality work placement, receive experienced mentoring and deliver positive outcomes for themselves personally and their local community in general
The Clonduff group played as guests were arriving for Champagne Reception and throughout the evening at various intervals - they were initially to play for 10-15 mins but ended up playing for over an hour - speaks volumes for the quality!
Our musicians, pictured above with Martin McAvinney President of The Ulster Council are (l to r) Paul Kelly, Mary Catherine Murray, Thomas Kelly and Sean Murray. Well done folks you did Clonduff, Down and Ulster proud!

 

Aidan Carr Gets Away from His Man!

Congratulations to Down Senior Footballers on their two point victory over Mayo in Pairc Esler on Saturday night. This is Down's first win of the year and they make the long journey to Killarney next weekend to play Kerry who have had a worse start to their League campaign than Down - hopefully Down won't be the first team to give them that much needed first win of the season.

Aidan Carr (pictured above - Irish News Wednesday 13th March) played at centre-half back and Darren O'Hagan made his first appearance of the year coming on as a second half sub.

 

Niamh for National Congress 2013

Congratulations to Niamh Murray (above) who was elected at the Down County Convention on Wednesday 12th December 2012 to attend National Congress as Down U21 Delegate. Niamh is chairman Brendan's daughter but in her own right she is a member of Bord na nÓg. Well done Niamh!

Congress will he held in Derry City in April 2013 in recognition of Derry's selection as European City of Culture 2013.

Niamh is the second young Clonduffian to be selected as Youth Delegate to National Congress - Ciarán McGreevy was the Down Delegate when National Congress was held in Newcastle Co Down in 2010.

 

Clonduff Senior Referee - Ciarán Branagan

It was a big week for our Senior Referee Ciarán Branagan! On Sunday 24th February 2013 Ciarán too charge of the All Ireland Junior Football Final in Croke Park and three days later (Wednesday 27th Feb) he was the man in the middle of the St Paul's v St McCartan's MacRory Cup Semi Final. Ciarán has been on the inter-county referees panel for a few years and is doing a great job in flying the flag, not only for local referees but also for his native club, Clonduff! Well done Ciarán! (More photos of Ciarán, courtesy of Seamus O'Hanlon, Kilcoo (his sideline official) on our Facebook Page)

 

Down v Meath Challenge Game - Ryan Doyle Repatriation Fund

Down Senior Footballers played Meath in an Inter County Challenge Game on Saturday 29th December at 5.30pm in Pairc Esler in aid of the Ryan Doyle Repatriation Fund (voluntary contribution) - the young Liatroim man who tragically died in Australia in November.

Many of the panel got a run out in preparation for the McKenna Cup which starts on Sunday 6th January. Louis McNally took these photos of Clonduff Players - Aidan Carr (left) and Arthur McConville (right).

 

Arthur Makes His First Start for Down

Arthur McConville made his first competitive start in a Down Shirt in the ill-fated defeat by Kerry in Pairc Esler on Sunday 4th March p Kerry won 0-14 to 0-8. Arthur's performance was one of the most positive aspect of the game and he acquitted himself as well as any other player on the field and better than some of the more experienced players.  He is pictured above (courtesy of Louis McNally) holding on to possession despite the attention of Kerry's Aidan O'Mahony. Well done Arthur - hope to see much more you in the Red and Black!

 

Aidan Carr in the first NFL Div 1 game v Donegal in Newry on Saturday 4th February 2012

(Photo courtesy of Louis McNally)

 

Clonduff Players in Down's McKenna Cup Campaign 2012

Aidan Carr (left) has been pivotal in Down's McKenna Cup games 2012 v Armagh and Monaghan. Arthur McConville (right) made his debut for Down v Armagh, got 20 minutes v Monaghan replacing Benny Coulter and scored two magnificent points; he played almost the full game v St Mary's University College. We wish them well for the remainder of the season and send a get well soon message to our other Down panellist Darren O'Hagan who is currently on the injured list. (Above photos courtesy of Louis McNally)

 

In 2011 Paul McPolin played for both U21 and Senior Down County Teams

Above - Paul in action v Antrim in McKenna Cup and Below 1st round NFL v Mayo

 

Above and below Paul in action for Down U21s v Tyrone

 

St Pat's PS Welcomes Back County Stars

It was Red and Black Day in St Patrick's Primary School, Ballymaghery when the teachers and pupils turned out in their colours to welcome back former pupils Jason Brown and Darren O'Hagan, accompanied by Team Captain Ambrose Rogers (Jason's cousin - Ambrose's mother, Bronagh is a daughter of the late Pat Brown, Shop). Ambrose, Jason and Darren tower over acting principal, Kathleen Cousins with the pupils in the background. The third pupil from the school, Aidan Carr was unable to attend. (Photo Jerry Quinn)

 

Clonduff's Ciarán McGreevy at National Congress 2010

Front row - Some of Down's delegates at National Congress 2010 held in Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle on the weekend 16th to 18th April - (l to r) Seamus Walsh (Chairperson), Sean óg McAteer (Secretary), Diarmuid Cahill (Delegate) and Ciarán McGreevy (Youth Delegate).
 

CLONDUFF SET DANCERS IN RTE RECORDING STUDIOS

Clonduff Mixed Set Dancing team were invited to participate in TG4's 'An Jig Gig' to be screen in Autumn 2010. On Thursday 27th May 2010, the eight dancers (pictured above on the An Jig Gig set -  Jayme, Wendy and Elaine Farrell (Joe and Irene's son, daughter and daughter-in-law), Francis, Ursula and Niall Quinn (Maura and Jerry's children), John Cunningham (Peter and Goretti's son) and Joleen Morgan (Joe and Eileen Parr's daughter) and Joe Farrell, as their mentor, set out for RTE Building in Donnybrook Dublin to rehearse and record the show. Later in the morning a bus load of supporters set out for the studio. There was only a maximum of two minutes to showcase their talent so they performed a specially adapted and choreographed version of the 'Cavan Reel'.
Recording began about 2 15 pm and concluded about 4 45 pm - Clonduff were the 9th act out of 10 on stage and they danced brilliantly and got great comments from the judges. Unfortunately only one of the ten acts was progressing to the quarter final stage and it wasn't our team but they were in good company as a young man, who is a current world champion in his age group didn't make it either!
It was a wonderful experience for the supporters as well as for the dancers - they got to see exactly how a show is put together. What will be screened in under an hour took two and a half hours to record!
Look who supporters Jerry Quinn and Anita Brannigan ran into outside the recording studio - Micheál Ó Muírcheartaigh!

 

Down's 1960 Heroes Honoured in Clones Fifty Years on!

On Sunday 18th July 2010, the Ulster Council paid tribute to Down's Mighty Men (or their representatives) of 1950. They were introduced to the spectators between the Minor and Senior Football Finals in Closes and then honoured and entertained at a banquet afterwards.
Pictured left are: P J McElroy, Joe Lennon, Kevin Mussen, Paddy (Mo) Doherty, Leo Murphy and John Haughian with Down musicians who entertained the crowd before and during the banquet - Peter Magee and Ciarán Morgan (Mayobridge), Therese Lively, Eugene and Joseph Sands (all Glenn).

Bottom left - Kevin and Paddy Mo emerge from the tunnel

Bottom right - introduction to the crowd - Kevin is on the extreme right next to Paddy Mo!

(Photos by Paula Magee, Down Cultural Committee)

 

Clonduff Hurlers were well represented on the South Down Hurling team that took on Leitrim in Ballymartin on Sunday 7th February 2009 in Div 4 of the NHL. The picture on the left shows Paul McCusker clearing his lines and Paudie Matthews (who was introduced as a sub) forging upfield (Photos courtesy of Louis McNally). John Murphy played his usual position in the middle of the field.

 

Heartiest congratulations to Down Senior Football team  who got their 2009 National League campaign off to a great start in Thurles (Tipperary) on Sunday 1st February.
Down played against a very strong breeze in the first half and went in level on 0-7 each with Tipperary. They took full advantage of the wind in the second half reeling off eight unanswered points and adding eleven in total - Tipperary only managed three scores - one of them a goal - to give the scoreline a more respectable look. The final score was Tipperary 1-9 Down 0-18. In the absence of Captain Dan Gordon, Clonduff's Aidan Carr was the Down Captain for the game and he is pictured on the right with referee Pat McGovern (Galway) and his counterpart from Tipperary

 

 

 

Down County Senior Football manager Ross Carr in serious mood talking to Paul Murphy during the Dr McKenna Cup game v Tyrone (January 2009) - Down won the game. They also beat St Mary's College and despite the narrow defeat to Monaghan this was enough to top the group. Unfortunately they fell to QUB in the Semi Final, thus relinquishing the title they won in 2008.
                                                                                                     (Photo Louis McNally)

   

Congratulations to Ross and the boys who got the defence of the McKenna Cup off to a good start in Pairc Esler on Sunday afternoon (4th January). Down showed the effects of  the collective training ban in the first half and were outplayed, particularly in the middle of the field by St Mary's and were lucky to be only trailing by a single point (0-7 to 0-8) at half time. They got their act together in the second half and when Cathal Magee goaled from a penalty early on it was all one-way traffic. Cathal scored another goal from play and John Fegan (Clonduff) did likewise (John also scored 3 points from frees). The final score was Down 3-16 St Mary's 0-10.
Ross took the opportunity to 'blood' a number of new boys mixed with a sprinkling of seasoned players. This was also the first game under the new experimental rules - if a player is yellow-carded he must leave the field of play but can be replaced by another player (two black cards count as one yellow, players red-carded cannot be replaced)). Two of the Down players were yellow-carded via the two black rule.
Team: Michael McAllister, Damian Rafferty, Kevin McKernan, Hugh Davey, Conor Garvey, Louis Sloan, John Boyle, Joseph Ireland, Jackie Lynch, John Fegan (above left), Ronan Sexton, Stephen Kearney, Michael Magee, Cathal Magee, Daniel Hughes. Subs used: Aidan Carr (above right in front of new boy Conor Garvey) for John Boyle (Yellow Card), Brendan Coulter for Michael Magee, Paul Murphy for Joseph Ireland, Martin Cole for Daniel Hughes, Michael Magee for Stephen Kearney (Yellow)
Full Gaelic Life Dr McKenna Cup Results: (Saturday 3 January) Cavan 0-12 v Queens 3-13; (Sunday 4 January) Fermanagh 0-10 v Derry 1-7, Donegal 3-14 v UUJ 0-13, Down 3-16 v St Mary’s 0-10, Armagh 0-12 v Antrim 0-10
(Above photos courtesy of Louis McNally)

 

 


 

At the launch of the new season Down jersey in the Canal Court Hotel on Friday, 12th December 2008! The Down Mascots, Rua flank senior players Ambrose Rogers, Aidan Carr, Dan Gordon and Danny Hughes. (Photo courtesy of Down PRO). The new jersey looks almost like a throwback to the All Ireland jersey of 1994! Wouldn't it be great if there was the same outcome!

 


Clonduff representatives on the County team have played a leading role in ensuring that Down are still in the Championship at the end of July 2008. Above, John Fegan is determined to retain possession in Down's scintillating demolition of Offaly in the first round Qualifier in Tullamore on Saturday 19th July. On the right, Aidan Carr shows the sort of determination that earned Down a deserved win over Tyrone, following a replay in the first round proper of the Championship.
(Photos courtesy Louis McNally)

   

Michaela Downey, the Down Ladies Captain (and Clonduff stalwart) makes another burst forward in the Ulster Semi Final v Tyrone, played in Pairc Esler on Saturday evening as the curtain raiser to the Down v Tyrone Ulster Championship replay. Michaela was double marked for most of the game and was the most fouled player on the field.
Clonduff was also represented by Michaela's sister Aoibheann at centre half back; Elaine McCourt in goals; Karen Gribben at left half forward and Janine Branagan among the subs.

   

Pairc Esler on Saturday 14th June 2008 was the setting for Down's defeat of Tyrone in the Championship Quarter Final Replay. Below (courtesy of local newspapers) are some photos of Clonduff men - Ross Carr the manager and his son Aidan who was in the running for 'Man of the Match' (one newspaper gave him the award having scored 4 points - a fifty, two frees and one from play) with a sterling performance in the half back line.


Aidan Carr (above) clears his lines - but he didn't need much prompting from his father Ross (left) on the Sidelines. Below left Aidan and Dan McCartan putting the tabs on Sean Cavanagh. Below - Collie Holmes wants Aidan's jersey!

Below - Paul McPolin Down Minors v Tyrone 2008

 

John Fegan is poised (left) for yet another free kick conversion in the McKenna Cup crunch game against UUJ in Pairc Esler on Saturday 19th January 2008 and right in action in the Semi Final v Cavan.
John made the breakthrough to the Senior team during the McKenna Cup run and proved the worth of his right foot, speed, awareness and overall work-rate. He was very accurate with the frees from left side of the pitch.
(Photos: Louis McNally)
 
The Down Minor Hurling team that won the Ulster B League in 2007. Clonduff's Danny Nugent played at left corner back on the team and is pictured on the extreme left in back row. This team went on to win the All Ireland 'C' Final, by which time Arthur McConville had joined the team and together with Danny played in that final.
 
John Murphy and Paul McCusker, pictured with the Leinster Junior Hurling Cup which Down won after a reply with Longford. The replay was in Pairc Esler on Sunday 10th June 2007 and was the first of three games staged in Pairc Esler that day, all of which featured Clonduff players. John and Paul were the representatives in the Hurling game which Down won 5-11 to 3-11; Fionnuala and Sara Louise Carr, Moya and Orla Maginn and Karen Gribben were the Clonduff representatives on the Camogie team that lost the Ulster Junior final to Derry 1-6 to 0-10; Aidan Carr played at centre half forward on the Senior Football team which lost to Monaghan 1-15 to 2-15, managed by his father Ross (Aidan scored 4 points). Three young Clonduff Camogs Emma McAlinden (St Paul's), Shannon O'Hagan and Roisin Mulholland (St Pat's) played on the Primary Schools team v Derry at half time in the Camogie game. This mini game was refereed by Clonduff's County Minor player, Nicola O'Hagan
John Murphy played at midfield and Paul McCusker played at corner back on the Hurling team. Brian Canavan is involved in the management of the Junior Hurlers.
 
Not quite Croke Park but the next best thing! Four Clonduff girls helped Ulster win the first Gael Linn (Interprovincial) competition in 40 years (2007). Pictured in Blanchardstown, Dublin with the Gael Linn Cup are Maura Quinn, Eileen Hamill, Ursula Quinn, Moya Maginn, Karen Gribben, Fionnuala Carr, Sara Louise Carr, Kitty Fegan and Teresa Carr.
 
The Camogs have been there too!
These five young Clonduff  ladies played for Down in the All Ireland Junior Final on Sunday 19 September 2004 in Croke Park. They are (left to right) Mary McPolin, Karen Gribben, Fionnuala Carr, Orla and Moya Maginn.
 
Shane Ward fends off an Offaly defender during the 2004 Division 2 League Final in Croke Park. Unfortunately, Shane's cracking goal was not enough to secure victory for Down - they were defeated 1-10 to 1-08
(Picture: Irish News)
 
Down Junior Hurlers 2000! Paddy Branagan (seated centre) captained the Down Junior Hurling team in Casement Park. Other Clonduff players in the team were Paul McCusker (4th from left back row), Sean Curran (4th from right back row), Alistair McGilligan (2nd from right back row) and Paudie Matthews (front left)
 

All Ireland Minor Champions 1999!
Clonduff's John Fegan played at Full Forward and is pictured at man-mountain goalie, John Sloan's right elbow!

 
Clonduff representatives in Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day 1999. Martin Farnon (selector) with John Fegan (Full Forward)   In pensive mood - Martin Farnon pictured in Croke Park with fellow selectors Barry Breen and Eamon O'Hare. Their worries were ill-founded, of course!
 

Middle: Thomas (Tooter) Murnin and Marty McAvoy in Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day 1999. They are flanked by exuberant Clonduff youngsters. Left outside Crokers with Fintan Quinn and on the right celebrating the Down Minor success!
 
These young dancers won the Set Dancing at the very last All-Ireland CCD Finals in February 1998 Back Row: (left to right)  Joe Farrell (coach) Wayne Farrell, Seamus Parr, Niall Quinn, Michael Walls, Phyllis Breslin (President of All Ireland Camogie Board) Front Row: Wendy Farrell, Sharleen McCaffrey, Oonagh Gribben and Janine Brannigan
 

These ladies brought three All-Ireland CCD titles back to Clonduff in 1997
Back left to right - The Set Dancers - Jolene Parr, Lisa Parr, Niamh O'Hare (Niamh also won the Solo Singing) Ursula Quinn, Jayne McPolin, Clare Cunningham, Laura McShane, Caroline Brannigan: Front left to right - Belle O'Loughlin (President All Ireland Camogie) The Quiz Team - Mary C Morgan, Marie Walls and Anita Brannigan

 

CCD Winners 1994 - All Ireland Set Dancing winners - Left to right Front: Seamus Parr, Wayne Farrell, Niall Quinn, John Cunningham. Back: Onagh Gribben Wendy Farrell, Eileen McCusker (Ulster Recitation winner), Belle O'Loughlin (Ulster Camogie Council Chairperson), Maureen Kearney and Sharlene McCaffrey
 
All Ireland CCD Quiz Champions 1994 - Mary Catherine Morgan, Marie Walls and Mary Kelly won the All Ireland on the fourth occasion they reached the All Ireland Final. They are pictured here with the President of the Camogie Association Bridin Uí Mhaolagáin
 
Down Minor Hurlers - Ulster Champions 1994. The team was beaten in the All Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park. Clonduff players were: Francis Quinn (extreme left front row) and Padraig Matthews (3rd from right middle row)
 

1993 - Clonduff entered the Record Books when they became the only Club in the history of Scór na nÓg to win both the All Ireland Ceili and Set Dancing titles on the same day, using only a total of nine dancers!  The children are: Back Row (l to r) Kevin óg Fitzpatrick, Jayme Farrell, Francis Quinn, Keith Farrell. Front (l to r) Elaine Hillen, Caroline McShane, Andrea Gribben, Lisa Parr, Joleen Parr. The children are flanked by their mentors Sean Hillen (left) and Joe Farrell (right).
 
Down Minor Hurling team 1992! Clonduff players: Paddy Branagan (6th from right back row), Rory Matthews (centre front row) and Shane Quinn (extreme left front row) with the Down team that played in the Ulster Final.
Rory Matthews was also on the Minor Football team that played in the Ulster Final in 1992!
 

Clonduff's Stalwarts of Down's Senior All Ireland successes in 1991 and 1994

Ross Carr in the No 10 shirt makes his way goal-wards   Cathal Murray, Ross Carr and Fintan Mussen (Down PRO and Clonduff man) display the Sam Maguire in Hilltown!
 

Cathal Murray in determined mood for Down

Ross and Cathal with Sam in 1991

 
Clonduff's Ross Carr captained Down to McKenna Cup success in 1989 - he managed Down to McKenna Cup success in 2008. Ross is pictured above receiving the trophy from Fr Dan Gallogly, President of the Ulster Council
 
Down All Ireland Minor Champions 1987! Back row (l to r) Martin Fitzsimons (Selector) Barney Treanor (Selector), Paddy Tinnelly, Ronan Fitzpatrick, Larry Duggan, Tom Fegan, Dermot Hawkins, John Markey, Connor Deegan, Collie Burns, Michael Magill, Dominic Brannigan (Clonduff), Paddy Hannaway (Clonduff), Dan McCartan (Selector), Peter McGrath (Manager). Middle row (l to r) Collie McCoy, James McCartan, Cathal Murray (Clonduff), Raphael Haughian, Mark Quinn (Capt), Noel Haughian, Collie Mason, Neil Caulfield, John Kielty, Geoffrey Breen. Front row (l to r) Patrick Kielty, Mark Matthews (Clonduff), Martin Carey, Paul Close, Rowan Lyons, Martin McGivern
 
The Down Senior Football team that won the National Football League in 1983 - Clonduff's Johnny McAleavey was the goalkeeper! Back row (l to r) Paddy O'Rourke, John McCartan, Brendan Toner, Johnny McAleavey, Liam Austin, Ambrose Rogers, Greg Blaney, Donal Bell, Tommy McGovern. Front row (l to r) Brendan McGovern, Mickey Linden, Mark Turley (Capt), Ned King, Paddy Kennedy Brendan Mason
 

Clonduff's first All Ireland Cultural Award winners!
They did us proud in 1977! All Ireland Novelty Act Winners - Anne Quinn, Mary McGinn and Eileen Hamill.  "The Matchmaker" was written and produced by Mary!

 
 
 
The Mighty Men of 1960! The first team to bring the Sam Maguire across the border was captained by Clonduff man, Kevin Mussen.
Front, left to right: Eamon McKay, Patsy O'Hagan Paddy Doherty, Kevin Mussen (Captain),  George Lavery, Tony Hadden, Brian Morgan.  Back, left to right: James McCartan, Joe Lennon, Jarlath Carey, Leo Murphy, Dan McCartan, Sean O'Neill, Kevin O'Neill, Pat Rice
 
Clonduff Man, Kevin Mussen holds aloft the Sam Maguire following Down's historic All Ireland win in 1960. Kevin has the distinction of being the first Captain to bring Sam across the border to the Six Counties! Dalsey Mooney (right) led out the Down Minors in 1966 for the All Ireland Final against Mayo. He is pictured here with the Mayo Captain and the match official. Unfortunately, Down were beaten on the day
 

Interested spectators at Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day 1960. Left to right: Lily Keenan, Rosaleen Fitzpatrick, Peter Fitzpatrick, Seamus Fitzpatrick, John Brown, Jim McParlan
 

Down's first All Ireland Winners - Junior Champions 1946!
Back Row (l to r): Thomas Brown (Clonduff), Gerry Carr (Capt), N McCarthy, E McGivern, J Haughian, D McKibben, Andy Murnin (Clonduff), Eddie Grant (Clonduff). Front Row (l to r): G Dogherty, D Kennedy, H Downey, J Heaney, Henry Brown (Clonduff), Paddy O'Hagan (Clonduff) D Downey

 
First Down Team to play in Croke Park - 1934 was at Junior level and was led out by Clonduff man, Geordie Mussen. Clonduff Players:  Dan Mussen (brother of Geordie) is in front row with the ball. Jimmy Doyle is to the right of Dan and Captain Geordie is directly behind Dan!

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