Dromintee St Patrick's GAC

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Dromintee St Patrick's Gaelic Athletic Club (Irish: CLG Naomh Pádraig, Droim an Tí) is a GAA club in Armagh. It represents the Dromintee and Jonesborough parish on the southern border of County Armagh. Dromintee plays Gaelic football and is currently in the Armagh Senior Football Championship.

Dromintee Gaelic Football Club was established in 1886 or 1887, becoming the first Armagh club to affiliate to the GAA. The Dundalk Democrat reported a match played on 27 February 1887 between Dromintee and Kilcurry (County Louth). The Dromintee team, which may have been known as Gap of the North, seems to have disappeared within a year.

In the 1920s Gaelic games underwent a revival, with the formation in the parish of Jonesboro Border Rangers GAC. The high point of this club's existence was winning the Armagh Junior Football Championship in 1934, defeating High Moss by 1-7 to 2-2. The Rangers broke up in 1937 but were again active in 1941–1946. (In the interim, a club called Faughil Emmets operated in the parish in 1940–41.)

The present club, Dromintee St Patrick's, was founded in 1952, when it won the South Armagh League. Dromintee won the South Armagh Junior Championship in 1954 and the Armagh Junior League in 1963.

Dromintee's first victory in a county championship final was in 1966, when it secured the Junior title. The 1970s were difficult for the club, but its fortunes revived with League victories in 1983 (Division 4) and 1984 (Div. 3). It won the JFC again in 1984, and was promoted to the Intermediate ranks.

This page was last edited on 14 November 2017, at 14:30.
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