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  • GAA Belong

1999 – 1887

1999

  • Clonduff wins award for the best kept GAA ground in Down<
  • John Fegan plays at Full Forward and Martin Farnon involved in Management of All Ireland Minor Football winning team
  • Rachael O’Reilly and Jenna Lynch – Club’s first ever representatives in Croke Park in INTO Sevens on All Ireland Semi Final Day
  • U12 Co Camogie Championship; U14 Camogie League and Championship; Minor (U16) Co Camogie League; U18s Reach League Final
  • St Patrick’s Primary School win first ever Cumann na Bunscoil/INTO Camogie Competition
    Clonduff GAA Club goes On Line on 14 June!

1998

  • Paddy Brannigan the 1st Clonduff player to be named in a Down Senior Hurling squad
  • Minor Camogie Championship; Div 2 Camogie Championship
    Set Dancers, Ceili Dancers and Quiz team win County CCD title (no Ulster or All Ireland Competition)
  • Ross Carr wins Irish News Ulster All Star Award at right half forward

1997

  • Senior Footballers back in their 1st County final since 1982 but are narrowly beaten by Burren
    Clonduff win their first ever Scór Sinsear Quiz title (Marie Walls, Anita Brannigan, Francis Quinn)
  • U12 Camogie League and Championship; County Camogie Feile na nGael
    Clonduff competitors win three All Ireland titles in CCD competitions – Set Dancing, Solo Singing and Quiz

1996

  • The big break-through in Hurling – Clonduff win the Junior Hurling Championship, League Division 2 and Junior Feis 7s.
  • U12 Camogie Championship; Bronze in All Ireland Community Games
    Moya Maginn U14 Camogie Player of the Year
  • Clonduff – Down Camogie Club of the Year
  • Set Dancers win All Ireland CCD title; Ulster Quiz, Solo Singing

1995

  • U12 Camogie League; Down Camogie Feile na nGael
  • Céili Dancers win All Ireland CCD title; Ulster Recitation and Quiz
  • Maura Quinn voted Down Camogie Personality of the Year

1994

  • Padraig Matthews and Francis Quinn in the Down Minor Hurling teams that wins the Ulster championship
    Down win their 5th All-Ireland Senior Football title with Ross Carr and Cathal Murray
    Intermediate Camogie League
  • Set Dancers win All Ireland CCD title; Ulster Recitation; County Quiz and Ceili Dance

1993

  • At All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg finals, Clonduff makes history when they won both Céili and Set Dance Competitions using only nine different children. This was the first time ever that a club won both titles on the same day
  • Clonduff win the first of their three-in-a-row Minor Football Championships. They also win U16 and U14 Championship. Shane Ward, now a member of the Down Senior Panel plays on all three winning teams!
  • Mary Morgan, Mary Kelly, Marie Walls win All Ireland CCD Quiz; County Instrumental Music and Recitation titles
  • Marie Walls – Down Camogie Referee of the Year

1992

  • Clonduff Seconds make history on winning Down Junior championship. They also won All County
  • Premier Reserve League
  • U14s win All-Ireland Féile Peil na nÓg
  • Young Handballers collect their first ever Feile title
  • Young Céili and Set Dancers win All Ireland CCD titles; Ulster Quiz and Recitation

1991

  • Ross Carr is the star in Croke Park when Down beat Meath to win their 4th All Ireland title. Cathal
  • Murray is also in the squad. Ross wins an All Star
  • Clonduff Set Dancers appear live on Television programme “Up for the Final”
  • Clonduff Hurlers win U16B Championship
  • All Ireland Scór na nÓg Set Dancing
  • CCD Ulster Quiz and Set Dancing

1990

  • Ciara McGreevy County U14 Camogie Player of the Year
  • CCD Ulster Quiz, Set Dancing and Recitation titles; County Ceili Dance

1989

  • Eileen McCusker wins All Ireland CCD Recitation; CCD Ulster Set Dancing
  • Opening of Handball Alley behind Youth Club

1988

  • (June) St Patrick’s Primary School win their first ever Co Down 13-a-side final. They beat Mayobridge 2-2 to 0-5
  • Junior Camogie League
  • CCD Ulster Set Dancing; County Recitation

1987

  • Four Clonduff boys on Down All-Ireland winning Minor panel – Cathal Murray, Pat Hannaway, Mark Matthews, Dominic Brannigan
  • CCD Ulster Set Dancing

1986

  • Intermediate Camogie Championship
  • CCD County Set Dancing

1985

  • Junior Camogie Championship
  • Clonduff win their first ever Minor Football Championship

1984

  • Clonduff wins the McNamee Award for the best Club History in GAA Centenary Year
  • Minor Camogie League; Minor Camogie Feis Sevens; CCD County Novelty Act

1983

  • Clonduff boys win their 1st Hurling awards – U14 Special Feile competition
  • Club Secretary, Fintan Mussen, in his report to the Annual General Meeting pays tribute to Sean Matthews, Pat Matthews and Sean Cairns for their efforts in the development of Hurling in the club.
  • The Senior team was beaten in the final of the Special Junior Hurling Championship
  • Clonduff boys win County Óg Sport to qualify for All-Ireland.
  • Patrick McComiskey wins All-Ireland Penalty Kick competition
  • Johnny McAleavey Goalkeeper when Down won 4th National Football League, Paddy (Badger) Brown, Aidan Brown on panel
  • Minor Camogie League; U14 Camogie Championship

1982

Intermediate Camogie League; Minor Camogie League and Championship

1981

  • Minor Camogie Championship; U12 Camogie League and Championship
  • Eileen Hamill selected to play for Ulster

1980

  • Clonduff win their 8th Senior County Championship. Johnny McPolin was the captain. His father, also John was captain when Clonduff won their 1st Senior title in 1930. Johnny further followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming Chairman of the Club
  • U12 Camogie League and Championship double
  • CCD County Quiz and Recitation titles

1979

Harry Brown on Down U21 panel which won All-Ireland title

1978

  • The Senior Football team wins promotion to the first division of the All-County League. Team managers were P J McAlinden, Ronnie Hollywood and Jerry Quinn.
  • CCD Ulster Novelty Act and County Solo Singing titles

1977

  • Clonduff win their 1st County Camogie Championship beating Mayobridge 6-3 to 1-2 in the Intermediate Final
  • Club organised 1st Hilltown Festival, a five-day event which was subject of a special feature programme on RTE Radio presented by Donnacha O’Dulaing
  • Club President Fr Arthur Bradley cc, was instrumental in reviving the Pilgrimage to Alt An tSagairt Mass Rock
  • Clonduff win All-Ireland Scor Sinsear title in Novelty Act in Limerick. Mary McGinn wrote the script. She, Eileen Hamill and Anne Quinn were the participants

1976

Kathleen Crilly, Eileen Hamill and Susie Lively in the Down team which won the 2nd All-Ireland Junior Camogie title

1975

(October) Susie Lively is selected to play for Ulster
Mary McGinn Wins All Ireland CCD Recitation; Novelty Act won Ulster title

1974

Down Minor Camogie team captained by Clonduff’s Susie Lively won the inaugural All Ireland Minor Championship

Schoolboys win Casey Cup

CCD Co Quiz title

1968

On 16th June Pairc Chluain Daimh is opened

1967

At a meeting on 25th April, Clonduff Camogie Club was reformed. Maura Hamill was elected Treasurer. (In 2009 as Maura Quinn, Clonduff Camogie Club Secretary)

1966

  • Down win Ulster Senior title captained by Patsy O’Hagan
  • Down win Ulster Minor title captained by Dalsey Mooney. (Dalsey is a member to the Y2K committee)
  • Clonduff win Feis Sevens in a historic final against Leitrim
  • In March Mussen’s Meadow is bought

1964

Clonduff win County League title

1962

Down tour America. Chicago’s welcoming committee included former Clonduff man John Abernethy

In San Francisco, Clonduff’s Sean Spiers played for the home team while his brothers, Liam and Vincent, are part of the organising Committee

1961

Down win the Sam Maguire again with Kevin Mussen and Patsy O’Hagan representing Clonduff

1960

Patsy O’Hagan scores 3 goals in Down’s 4-11 to 3-7 victory over Galway in the Wembly Tournament
Down win their first All-Ireland Senior Football title. Kevin Mussen at right half back captains the team. Patsy O’Hagan is the full forward

1959

Patsy O’Hagan scores 2 goals in a 3-9 to 1-4 victory for Down in the Wembly Tournament

1957

The two Parish teams – Cabra Harps and The Shamrocks – meet in County Senior Championship final – Shamrocks win

1956

Cabra Harps win Down Junior Championship

1953

Clonduff’s 19 year old Kevin Mussen selected on Ulster Railway Cup

1952

Clonduff win League, Championship (6th) and County Sevens

1950

Kevin Mussen and Sean Spires on St Colman’s team that won McCrory Cup

1949

Clonduff win their 5th Senior County Championship
James Brown on Railway Cup panel

1947

Clonduff win their 4th Senior County Championship

1946

Down win Junior All-Ireland and Clonduff have on the panel: Henry, Tom and Pat Brown, Eddie Grant, Paddy O’Hagan and Andy Murnin

1945

Clonduff win their 3rd Senior County Championship

1944

Clonduff win their 2nd Senior County Championship

1943

Clonduff defeat Ardtole by 15 points to 11 to win Down Junior Championship on 12th September but Ardtole awarded game on an objection

1938

Armagh play Down in National League in Hilltown with Jimmy Doyle starring at right full-forward

1937

Clonduff re-enters South Down and Mourne League

1935

Jimmy Doyle in Ulster Railway Cup panel

1934

George Mussen captains the first Down team to play in Croke Park

1932

Club wins The Shanahan Cup outright

1931

On 13th September, Dan Mussen becomes first Clonduff man to play in an All-Ireland Football Semi-Final

1930

Clonduff win their first Down Senior Championship

1926

Clonduff win McLoughlin Cup

1922

Clonduff win Shanahan Cup

1921

George Mussen chosen on the Railway Cup Panel

1920

  • A new Parish team called Clonduff Shamrocks was formed and entered in Shanahan Cup Competition by Willie Woods and John McPolin. “The jerseys were yellow and there were Shamrocks embroidered on them. Two girls, Maggie O’Hare and Sarah Magennis it was who sewed them on. Their playing pitch was John Murphy’s and it was Paddy Murphy who gave the pound to enter the team.”
  • Clonduff win Shanahan Cup

1918

  • Clonduff men John McPolin and John McAlinden play for Down on 9th May against Louth in Newcastle
  • Clonduff take part in “The Gaelic Sunday” protest matches of 4th August, 1918 called in defiance of the ban on Gaelic matches under The Defence of the Realm Act

1916

Registrations – still extant – show that two teams, known as “Emeralds Gaelic Football Club” and “Cabra”, were registered with the Down County Board of

1916-17

An unofficial team known as “John Attey’s Men” or “Faugh an Ballagh” played games here and there during this period. A report of a famous match between Mullaghmore and John Attey’s Men, played on Easter Sunday 1916 still lives on in the folk memory of the district

1912

The “Frontier Sentinel” dated 9th April 1912 gives a report of a 1st round County Championship meeting between Mayobridge and a Clonduff team called “Hilltown”. The Hilltown team read: John Crilly, Bernard O’Hagan, Patrick Morgan, James Magill, James Brady, Michael Fegan, Arthur Ronan, Hugh Doyle, Hugh Morgan, Michael Morgan, James Brown, Frank O’Hare, John O’Hagan

1898

A team from Cabra called “The Harps” and one from Hilltown called the “Ninety-Eights” took part in the ’98 tournament organised by the Young Ireland League to commemorate the Centenary of 1798

1888

  • A team from Lenish (one of Clonduff’s 14 townlands) competed in a Gaelic Football Tournament for a “set of crosses”
    A Clonduff team known as the “Red Hands” played two games against St Patrick’s Mayobridge in May 1888

1887

The Banbridge Chronicle of 5th November, 1887 carried an account of a Gaelic Football match between Ballyroney (Rathfriland) and a Clonduff team known as The Hilltown Amateurs

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