AIG head for Faughs GAA Club in the latest instalment of their Dub Club Chronicles Series
Founded in 1885, Faughs GAA club has been around since the origins of the GAA. And came to be a year before the Dublin County Board itself was founded in 1886.
Great progress has been made in the last 20 years with a new club house resulting in an increase in the number of teams particularly juveniles. This is a club with a rich history of family, friends and community spirit. Holding nothing but good memories for all of its dedicated members.
Synonymous with hurling, Faughs still hold the most Senior Hurling Championships in Dublin. And back when a county was represented by a club in the inter county championship, Faugh’s won many All Ireland titles. The trophy that preceded the Liam McCarthy Cup takes pride of place in the Faughs Clubhouse.
Games Development Officer Tommy O’Mahony joined Faughs in 1987 and played adult hurling until 2002. Along the way he bagged a few league titles, and was lucky enough to win the Senior Championship in 1999.
“Ive seen some of the development of the Juvenile Section, and now there’s a lot of those teams playing at Division 1. So to see the progress of that at that level has been excellent.”
James Brennan, an Under 14’s Mentor, explains the most rewarding thing about coaching is the development of the kids. From where they start at Under 7 right up to where they are now.
“In five year I’d like to see the club competing for a Senior Championship”
When the club GPO visited Senior Camogie player Emma Ryan’s school, she joined up and has been playing ever since.
Faughs Thriving in Camogie and beyond
Faughs/Celtic have won Senior 3 and Senior 2 in the We Are Dublin GAA / Dublin Camogie Adult Championships in the last couple of years. And they are now proudly competing at Senior 1 level.
Karl O’Mahony, a senior hurler, says the pitch has been described as one of the worst pitches in Dublin.
“For me it’s had nothing but good memories. Two years ago we won the league up there so it was a great occasion for us as a team and for the club as well.”