Lissummon is a small enclave on the northern tip of Bessbrook Parish. Some claim it to be one of the smallest units of the GAA as it is based in a sparsely populated area of less than sixty dwellings. History recalls both hurling and camogie teams in this district at the beginning of the 1900’s. The name, Lissummon, is said to be derived from the game of hurling – Lios Iomána – the fort of the hurling. Local folklore suggests that Gaelic Games were common in the area as long ago as 1880 although it was 1925 before an official unit took over a field. Like many other clubs in that era, progress was rather intermittent with the result that no competitions were contested by the club for many a season. Lissummon made the Junior Championship Final on three occasions.In 1987 losing to St. Michael’s Newtownhamilton. In 1998 losing to Granemore before winning it in 2004 by defeating Derrynoose. In the same year they also gained promotion to Division Two for the first ever time. In 2013 Lissummon once again gained promotion to Division Two. Lissummon have also won the ACL Division 4 League on two separate occasions in 1995 and again in 2001.
Since the reformation of the club in 1972 there has also been a keen interest in Ladies Football. Indeed the Ladies Team was actually formed in 1972 and led through that era by Hugh Meehan. In later years his two son’s – Brian and Francis have taken over this mantle with considerable success at the Junior Championship Level in 1994 and 1999 and runners up in the Senior Championship in 1996. In 2006 Lissummon Ladies won the Junior Championship and also made the Ulster Junior Club Final in the same year. The Ladies won the Division Two League in 2013 and are currently playing in Division One.