What year did your club win the Junior Football Championship?

Yesterday I received a Facebook message from Conor McKenna from Eire Og. As anyone will know if they are looking for references Wikipedia carries a list of all Senior Football & Hurling Championship winners going back to 1902 but there are no such lists of Junior or Intermediate championship winners.

HERES HOW THE CONVERSATION WENT

Conor: Hey Paddy, hope you are well. Curious question. Do you know where I could get a list of all the Antrim junior football championship winners year by year dating right back? No particular reason just being nosey

just been reading the senior winners on Wikipedia and curious to know. Probably a long shot but thought you might be the one to ask

I don’t Conor, it’s something Curly and I have discussed in the past. There’s Senior on Wikipedia but no Intermediate or Junior. It’s a project that somebody should undertake. If you fancy taking it on or know someone who would we’d be glad to help out

Conor

This is all I have from my time of playing (my first season playing senior football was 08) and I know my club Eire Og haven’t won it since 01 (hopefully I’ll get one for myself) lol

Conor

Pretty sure that’s all right though

You sent

That’s interesting Conor, If you find out any more let me know. I’ll speak to John and we will maybe get it up on the site and see if anyone can fill in the blanks. I think my own club won it back in 89 but I’ll have to check the date

Conor

Eire Og won it in 1938 and 1979 as well, but that’s all I know lol. Just took a notion and thought it would be good to know

Conor

Only a guess but I’m sure McDermott’s won a couple before they folded in 2013

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Yes I think so and I believe Glenarm won one or more

Conor

Glenarm have some football titles?

Conor sent me this list but it only goes back to 2008 although he points out that his own club Eire Og won it in 2001 and further back in 1938 and 1979. I can’t confirm that this is totally accurate but it looks OK to me.

What I would like to do is fill in the blanks and take the list back as far as possible.

Did your club win the JFC? What year-years was it and maybe you know who captained your team or have a photograph from it.

If the project is successful we could possibly extend it to include Intermediate football and Junior and Intermediate Hurling but for now we will concentrate on the Junior Football and see where it takes us.

Send your answers to ptrckmclwn@yahoo.co.uk or to john.mcilwaine@yahoo.co.uk

Conor’s List

Help us to fill in the blanks and add to the list

2021 – St Comgall’s

 2020 Ardoyne

2019 Lisburn

2018 Glenravel

2017 Sarsfield’s

2016 Glenravel

2015 Davitts – beat Glenravel

2014 St Malachy’s

2013 Davitts

2012 Ardoyne

2011 O’Donnells

2010 O’Donnell’s

2009 St Teresa’s beat Davitt’s (reference – Anto McGratten)

2008 McDermott’s (Anto McGratten)

2007 Ahoghill

2006 – Ardoyne beat St Malahy’s (reference – Anto McGratten)

2005 – St Malachy’s beat Mitchels (reference – Anto McGratten)

2004 – St Brigid’s beat St Malachy’s (reference – Anto McGratten)

2003 – Rasharkin Reserves (Karol Doherty-thats when Resaerve teams were allowed to compete)

2002 – Mitchell’s (Shane Mullan)

Hello,

Just seen you’re missing 2002 when Mitchels won the championship, they were beaten by eventual Ulster winners Corduff in the first round.

Here’s the Ulster Draw

Draw: Corduff (Monaghan) v John Mitchells (Antrim); Crossmaglen (Armagh) v Cavan champions Urney; Tyrone v Ardglass (Down); Castlefin (Donegal) v Derry champions.

2001 – Eire Og

1999 – Con Magees Glenravel

1998 St. Comgalls

1996 Lamh Dhearg

1995 St Comgalls ( From Chris McErlain)

1992 Ahoghill

1991 Cargin Reserves

1990 St. Pats Lisburn beat Davitt’s

1989 Gort na Mona v Aghagallon (Peter Bunting)

1988 St. Paul’s beat Aghagallon (Peter Bunting)

1987 Portglenone (From Martin McCarry)

1984 All Saints (From Jim Brady)

1982 St. John’s beat Glenarm (Paddy Quinn)

1981 Glenavy beat Ardoyne

1979 Eire Og

1978 Gael Uladh –

Thanks to Desmond Gallagher for sending the info that Gael Uladh won the 1978 JFC and also sending a photo of the medal he won that year.

1976 St. James Aldergrove (From Fergal Burke)

1975 St John’s

Jim Donnelly’s 1975 medal which he won with St John’s

1974 – O’Donnell’s *

1973 Dunloy beat St Malachy’s

1972 St. Comgalls

1971 Pearses

1970 St. Teresa’s

1969 Glenavy

1967 Lamh Dhearg (From Sean Maguire)

1964 Ahoghill beat Dwyers (From Colum Graham)

1963 Padraig Moran’s beat Ahoghill

1962 – Con Magees beat Lamh Dhearg

1961 Pearses beat Ahoghill

1960 Sarsfields beat Dunloy

1958 – St Mary’s Rasharkin

1957 McCrackens bt Creggan

1953 Cargin Reserves

1945 Dunloy beat Gaffney’s

1942 – -Creggan beat O’Connor’s (Patrick McAteer)

1941 – Sarsfields beat Creggan (Patrick McAteer)

1940 Sarsfields

1938 Eire Og

1937 Con Magees Glenravel

The Glenravel team which won the South West League in1933 were still there when the club won the JFC in 1937
Back, L-R, Alex McKeown, John McNaughton, Charlie Scullion, David (Ray) McIlwaine. Middle row – Paddy Magee, Jim McCann, Charlie Ried, Dan Kearney, David mcCann, Paddy Higgins. Front, L-R, Frank mclaughlin, Bobby Mcneill, Paddy Carey, Philip Reid, Danny McCann, Jim McLaughlin, Johnny McNeill.

1934 Ballycastle

1928 Toome Lamb Dhearg

1923 – Dunloy beat O’Rahilly’s

1922 Larne (From Robert Bannon)

A great addition to this article, which was sent to me by Eunan Walsh of Aghagallon. Eunan was sent them by his grandad Seamus and his uncle Denis
Dalcassians GFC who won the Antrim JFC in 1956. Dalcassians were one of three clubs in the Aghagallon area at that time, who eventually came together to form the current club St Mary’s
The great Shamrocks team of the late 1940s and 1950s. who won the JFC title in 1949.. Dermot McCrory,Seamus Kane,Berty Magee,Mark McKavanagh,Harry Sands, D Mulholland, Joe McKavanagh, Pat McCrystal, Tommy McAlinden,Seamus Nelson,Gerry McHenry, Gerry O’Neill, Joe Heaney, Eddie Fegan,Pat Lavery.

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