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Thomas Davis caters for the ever expanding population of West Newry, including the housing developments of Castlekeele, Altnaveigh, Barcroft, Chancellors Road, Carnaget and the new and emerging developments off Martin’s Lane. Thomas Davis is the oldest GAA club in the town of Newry being in existence at least a full three years before the second oldest club Newry Shamrocks were founded. In 1930 a newly established league started, the Camlough& District Junior Football League and Corrinshego were one of the first to submit a team.

They had some tough challenges throughout the year playing teams such as Camlough and Carrickbracken. Corrinshego won the league that year and to celebrate their win they held a dance in Corrinshego Hall in August 1930. There was music and step dancing, a special thanks was passed to Mr Francis Courtney for the use of the hall.

1931 brought another year for Corrinshego and once again they submitted a team into the Camlough& District Junior Football League. This was not a good year for Corrinshego, even failing to travel to Camlough for one of their games, the Frontier Sential newspaper stated “Corrinshego defeat for the first time in their history”. Corrinshego were active in Armagh GAA from the 1930’s -1952 .

Corrinshego was no different though to other parts of rural Ireland and in the 1950s it was hit hard by emigration and the harsh realities of economic life. The football team duly folded but a vibrant social scene was kept alive..

The football team was then revived in the early 1980s and its proudest day came on Sunday, August 8th, 1982, when Corrinshego defeated Clonmore with a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-6 in a sunny Ballymacnab to lift the Junior County Football Championship for the first time. Some involved in that panel are still with the club: Treasurer Frank Harvey and Development officer Gerry O’Reilly.

Further honour was brought the club when former chairman Eamonn Fearon played corner back on the Armagh minor team that played in the 1992 All-Ireland final against Meath. Corrinshego has provided players to represent the county at all levels: Liam Fegan at minor level, Karl Kimmins and Gerald O’Reilly at minor, U21 and senior level. Gerry O’Reilly was one of many who played Sigerson/Ryan Cup level while at University. Although more associated with Carrickcruppen , former County Chairman Tommy Lynch started his GAA career with Thomas Davis, until it folded in 1952.

The Club’s Achievements to date are as follows:

2013

Armagh Senior Division 3B League Winners

Brian McKeown Cup Tournament Winners

Armagh Under 16 Divison 3 League Winners

Armagh Under 16 Divison 3 Shield Winners

Armagh Under 14 Divison 3 Shield Winners

Under 10 O’Hagan Shield Winners

2012

Armagh Under 16 Division 3 League Winners

Armagh Under 14 Division 3 League Winners

Armagh Under 14 Division 3 Shield Winners

2011

Armagh Under 16 Division 3 Championship Winners

Armagh Under 16 Division 3 League Winners

Under 16 Leo Hughes Shield Tournament Winners

Armagh Under 16, 7 a side Tournament Runners-up

2010

Armagh Under 12 Division 3 League Winners

Armagh Under 14 Division 3 Shield Winners

2008

South Armagh Under 12 Division 2 League Winners

South Armagh Under 12 Division 2 Championship Winners

South Armagh Under 14 Division 2 League Winners

2007

U12 O’Grady Cup Tournament Winners

South Armagh Under 12 Division 2 Shield Winners

2005

South Armagh Under 16 Division 2 Shield Winners

2004

South Armagh U14 Division 3 league winners

2003

South Armagh U14 Division 3 league winners

South Armagh U12 Shield winners

2002

South Armagh U12 Division 3 league winners

2001

South Armagh U12 Divison 4 league winners

Current Times at the Club

Gerald O’Reilly became the new Senior Manager in 2013 and with great commitment and dedication from the Team and Management managed to achieve league promotion. The Senior Team went on to win the Armagh Senior Division 3B League and also entered the Brian McKeown Cup Tournament and came home with the Cup. All in all 2013 was a historic year from the Senior Team of Thomas Davis.

Also in 2013 Thomas Davis GAC saw the start of a first ever Ladies Football Team. Now in 2014 we have three Ladies teams, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16. The ladies and their Managers have put every effort into training the girls on a weekly basis and building on each game. The future of Ladies Football at Thomas Davis is hopeful.

Continuing our 2013 year Thomas Davis GAC won the Irish News Club & Volunteer Award “Small Club of the Year”. This was a tremendous achievement for our Club and for all involved in the application. We shall hope to build on this award and maybe win further titles in the future.

2014 will see Thomas Davis GAC play on their own pitch for the first time. Our development at Doran’s Hill is a historic achievement. We shall have a Gaelic field with a Perimeter wall & fence, Ball-stops, Team dugout areas & a raised viewing area for spectators. The future is bright, it’s maroon and white!!!!


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