Key moments for Omagh St. Enda’s – 1932-2015
1932 – Frank McGale is appointed as the first chairman of the newly formed St. Enda’s Gaelic Athletic Club at its first meeting on 28th February in St. Patrick’s Hall – opposite Sacred Heart Church. Mick Devlin is appointed treasurer and Pat Flanagan, secretary.
1933 – Won the West Tyrone Championship for first time and reached Tyrone senior championship final only to lose to Dungannon by a point, 2-2 to 2-1. Also won the McAleer Cup.
1934 – Tyrone senior championship finalists again, St. Enda’s 1-4 Washingbay 3-1
1935 – Third Tyrone Senior football championship final appearance in a row. But lost again. St. Enda’s 2-1 Dungannon 2-5.
1939 – Won the McAleer Cup for the third year in succession thanks to a last minute goal against Trillick winning 1-1 to 0-3. Cup was subsequently renamed the St. Enda Cup.
1942 – Tyrone senior championship finalists again. Lost heavily to Moortown 2-5 to 0-1. Goalkeeper Seamus Bonner and Paddy Turbett have played in all four finals from 1933.
1943 – Won Minor championship but lost on appeal to Coalisland.
1946 – Won Minor championship for first time, beating Brackaville 1-3 to 0-2. Dan McCaffrey scores 1-1. Thady Turbett at right corner forward. Game played in April 1947.
1947 – Thady moves into goals as Minors retain championship title, beating Brackaville again 2-4 to 0-8.
1947 – Dan McCaffrey scores a goal for Tyrone minors in great fightback against Mayo to win All-Ireland title for first time on score of 4-4 to 4-3. Patsy Donnelly from St. Enda’s was also on team. Celebration bonfire lit on Gallows Hill for their return to Omagh.
1948 – Eugene O’Brien captains St. Enda’s to a first Senior Championship title, beating Clogher 1-3 to 0-2, with Dan McCaffrey scoring the goal. Paddy Turbett plays in fifth senior final since 1933.
1948 – Jimmy McGahern (goals), Donal Donnelly, Eddie Knox and Sean Donnelly play on Tyrone minor team to win All-Ireland title.
1949 – Minor Champions again, beating Clonoe 1-7 to 2-3.
1952 – Win second Senior Championship title, beating Clonoe 2-4 to 1-1.
1953 – Retain Senior Championship title with Clonoe again on the losing end, 3-6 to 2-3. Donal Donnelly goes on to captain team in Irvinestown tournament to win wrist watches.
1954 – Fintona’s Jackie Martin makes debut with St. Enda’s, scoring 1-1 in league game against Moortown. Paddy Corey from Dromore also joins during the team during the year.
1954 – Thady Turbett captains St. Enda’s to first ever senior three-in-a-row, beating Dungannon 1-8 to 0-5. Thady, Donal Donnelly, Sean Donnelly and Donal McSorley on all four winning teams since 1948.
1954 – Minors and U16s also qualify for county finals with U16 winning first ever championship title, defeating Ballygawley 3-9 to 0-2. Joe Mulryan scores opening goal.
1956 – Win U16 championship again after losing 1955 final to Carrickmore.
1956 – Thady Turbett, Hugh, Sean and Donal Donnelly, Paddy Corey and Jackie Turbett help Tyrone win first ever Ulster senior title, defeating Cavan 3-5 to 0-4.
1957 – St. Enda’s ‘Famous Five’ travel with Tyrone to New York and on their return helped the club win its fifth senior crown by defeating Derrylaughan 1-7 to 0-3.
1958 – ‘Field Committee’ established to find a new inter-provincial playing ground in Omagh.
1958 – Qualified for U16 football final for fifth year in a row.
1959 – Controversial end to senior championship with Clonoe ‘awarded’ title after St. Enda’s claimed they were not given adequate notice of county final date.
1962 – Club committee pays £1,400 to secure 13 acres of land on the Gortin Road for the development of a playing pitch. Chairman Michael Healy describes it as a ‘great and memorable year’.
1963 – Joe Mulryan scores two goals to help win sixth senior title, beating Galbally 2-10 to 0-5. Paddy Corey captains the team. Thady Turbett, Donal Donnelly, Jackie Taggart and Harry Scully had links with all six winning teams.
1964 – McAleer’s Holm, Cloughfin, used for St. Enda’s Cup final after CBS undergoes renovations.
1965 – Minor football and U16 Hurling champions. Roddy Tierney captains footballers to 2-10 to 0-5 win over Derrylaughan with Neil Barbour scoring two goals for the hurlers.
1966 – Lost Junior football and junior hurling finals to Kildress and Benburb respectively.
1966 – U16 hurlers win championship with Matt Hacket scoring three goals while Minor hurlers win Mid-Ulster League.
1967 – Senior hurlers win championship for first time, defeating Benburb 5-7 to 4-1. Bro Ennis who won a football medal in 1963 now has a hurling medal
1967 – Paddy McMahon captains U16 hurlers to third championship title in a row
1968 – Work begins on the development of a new pitch at Lisanelly at a cost of £30,000.
1970 – Win U16 and Minor football championship titles. Eamon Flanagan, Justin O’Doherty, Oliver O’Neill and Jimmy McDaid play in both finals. Minors beat Killeeshil 2-10 to 0-4. U-16s defeat Ardboe 8-4 to 3-1. Oliver Gormley was captain of minors, Oliver O’Neill captain of U16s.
1971 – Donal McEnhill captains senior hurlers to second championship title, defeating Moortown 4-6 to 3-2.
1971 – Minor footballers retain championship title, defeating Augher 2-7 to 0-
1972 – New pitch on Gortin Road is officially opened. Club chairman Jim Gormley and Park Committee Chairman Michael Gilheaney oversees opening.
1972 – Oliver O’Neill, Justin O’Doherty and Jimmy McDaid on the Tyrone minor side which lost All-Ireland final to Cork.
1972 – After losing 1971 final, U16 hurlers captained by Malachy McClements beat Dungannon 7-1 to 2-1 to lift club’s fourth title.
1972 – Damien Turbett wins the All-Ireland Scór Solo dance title, to start a great legacy of Scór success for St. Enda’s.
1973 – Donal Donnelly manages Tyrone minors to All-Ireland victory over Kildare with Justin O’Doherty at left half back.
1973 – Senior footballers win Division 2 of the senior league while Minor footballers beat Dungannon 2-6 to 1-7 to also win league.
1973 – Senior hurlers lose championship final to Dungannon with Bro O’Reilly and Bro Canton starring on the team.
1976 – Another All-Ireland Scór title, this time for the Ceili Dance team.
1976 – U16 footballers win the West Tyrone League and Championship double only to lose county final to Dungannon by a point, 1-8 to 1-7.
1976 – A bad year for senior football, with seniors relegated to Intermediate status for first time.
1977 – Seniors bounce back to top flight, winning Intermediate Championship title after defeating Fintona 2-9 to 1-6. Liam Turbett is captain. The Reserves also win the Division 3 League title.
1980 – Seniors deprived chance of ‘triple crown’ after losing championship final to Trillick after a replay, but win the League and Jim Devlin Cup.
1980 – Club grounds dedicated in memory of the late Michael Healy, former chairman and groundsman.
1981 – All-Ireland Ceili Dance champions for third time. Damien Turbitt, Gerald Doerty, Vincent Young, Niall McCullagh, Elizabeth Clarke, Mark Clarke, Mairead McBride and Mildred Keys on the team.
1981 – U16 hurlers win Noel McClements Memorial Cup beating Killyclogher 3-9 to 0-1 in the League final at the Brothers Park. Dominic McClements, nephew of the late Noel McClements who played youth and senior hurling for St. Enda’s, was captain of the side.
1982 – U16 footballers defeat Killyclogher to win the championship.
1983 – U16 footballers retain title by defeating Dungannon with U16 hurlers defeating Killyclogher by a point to do the double.
1983 – Minor footballers and hurlers also do the double by winning the championship. Footballers defeating Dromore 3-7 to 1-7, the hurlers defeating Dungannon 3-8 to 3-1. It was the club’s first ever minor hurling title.
1983 – U14 hurlers round off a great year by winning the League and championship double, going on to represent Tyrone in the All-Ireland Feile in Dublin.
1984 – Ambitious new club house and entertainment centre opened in Healy Park.
1984 – Senior footballers back in championship final but lose ‘Centenary Year’ decider by a point to Ardboe, 0-8 to 0-7.
1984 – Senior reserves win the championship, beating Moortown 4-10 to 0-4, Gareth McCrory the captain.
1984 – Minor footballers and Minor hurlers deprived in championship finals, losing to Dungannon and Killyclogher respectively.
1984 – U16 footballers win the league and U16 hurlers win the championship, with nine dual players winning medals.
1984 – U14 footballers win the Tyrone league and championship and All-Ireland Feile.
1984 – St. Enda’s camogie team come close to winning first title, but the minors lost to Eglish after a replay.
1985 – For second year in succession the minor footballers and hurlers are in championship finals. The footballers lost to Coalisland after a replay while the hurlers defeated Killyclogher 3-2 to 0-3.
1985 – The U16 footballers and hurlers are also in the final, the footballers lost to Beragh but hurlers completed three-in-a-row with a 4-5 to 1-3 win over Dungannon.
1985 – U14 footballers win the Tyrone Feile but U14 camogie team lose championship final to Greencastle.
1986 – U14 footballers win Tyrone and All-Ireland Feile ‘C’ titles, beating Clara of Offaly in the decider in Cork 1-10 to 0-4. James Curran was the captain.
1986 – U14 hurlers make it a great year for this age group, winning the championship by beating Carrickmore 8-7 to 2-0. Represented Tyrone at All-Ireland Feile in Clare.
1986 – U18 hurlers win third championship for club, defeating Dungannon 4-7 to 1-3 with Coling Keys the captain.
1986 – Senior footballers in McGarrity cup final
1987 – Senior footballers lose to Derrylaughan in McGarrity Cup final, 0-7 to 1-6.
1987 – Senior camogie team are narrowly pipped again, losing championship final.
1987 – St. Enda’s ballad group bring further All-Ireland glory to the club with Siobhan McQuaid, Martina Mullin, Roisin Gilheaney, Siobhan Mullin and Anthony Bradley in fine voice.
1988 – Senior footballers bridge a 25 year gap to claim O’Neill Cup again, beating Clonoe 2-6 to 2-4 in the final at Dungannon. Paul McElhatton scores two goals with Paddy Quinn the captain. Seniors also follow up by winning the league.
1988 – Senior hurlers unlucky not to make it a football and hurling double with Carrickmore scoring two late goals in Healy Park to snatch victory. Final score 2-8 to 1-6.
1988 – Senior Reserve team win the League.
1988 – A triple All-Ireland win in Scór for St. Enda’s, with the juniors winning Ceili and Set dancing while the seniors won the national Ceili dancing title.
1989 – Senior footballers win the McGarrity Cup while the minor hurlers hammer Shamrocks 7-16 to 1-2 to claim a fourth championship title in this grade.
1990 – Senior footballers back in the championship final, but lost to Coalisland 4-6 to 2-7. They made up for the loss in the league playoff, beating the Fianna by a point 1-8 to 1-7 with Seanie Meyler scoring six points. Patsy Kerlin was captain.
1990 – U14 footballers contest All-Ireland Feile finals in Galway.
1990 – U16 hurlers do the double by winning the league and championship.
1991 – Another double act for the U14s, with the footballers and hurlers winning the Tyrone Feile titles with ten dual players making up the sides.
1991 – Ladies football introduced to St. Enda’s
1992 – U14 footballers win the championship and Feile.
1992 – Senior ladies team contest the championship final for the first time before losing to Carrickmore 4-10 to 1-5.
1992 – Minor hurlers win the league but lose championship final
1993 – U16 footballers and hurlers do the double, winning the championship. Footballers beat Naomh Mhuire 0-13 to 0-8, hurlers beat Carrickmore 4-13 to 1-2. Minor ladies football team also win county title.
1994 – U14 footballers win the Tyrone Feile again, beating Dromore in final, with U16 hurlers losing to Dungannon in championship final. Minor hurlers win league title.
1995 – Ladies win minor championship title, defeating Carrickmore in decider.
1995 – Minor hurlers, captained by Kevin Cunningham, win Tyrone championship and crown it off by winning Ulster Shield final, defeating Burt 3-7 to 1-6 in final at Ballinascreen.
1996 – Minor footballers and hurlers narrowly lose championship finals, but the hurlers lift the league title.
1996 – Senior hurlers contest league final, but lose to Dungannon by a point, 2-8 to 3-4.
1997 – Senior hurlers lose another league final, again to Dungannon on the score of 2-8 to 1-8. U21 hurlers also pipped in the championship final.
1997 – Ceili dancers win Tyrone and Ulster finals but lose out in All-Ireland final.
1997 – Senior ladies football team qualify for second county final, but lose to Carrickmore.
1998 – Senior mens football team back in the county final again but Ardboe spoil chance of victory, losing 0-11 to 0-8.
1999 – Scór na nÓg ceili dance team reach All-Ireland final
2001 – Scor Sets team reach another All-Ireland final.
2001 – Minor ladies football team win the league and championship double.
2002 – Minor footballers win league title defeating Donaghmore 2-8 to 0-10.
2003 – Ceili dancers in All-Ireland final.
2004 – A second All-Ireland final appearance for the Ceili dancers.
2005 – Senior footballers reach county final for the 17th time since 1932 but are pipped by Carrickmore 1-6 to 1-5. Joe McMahon denied senior medal after winning Sam Maguire with Tyrone in September.
2005 – Minor footballers win the Grade 2 championship but lose league decider with Cathal McCarron scoring 12 points over the two finals. Beat Pomeroy 2-10 to 0-11 in championship but lost to Moortown 3-10 to 4-13 in league.
2005 – Third time lucky for Ceili dancers as they claim a seventh All-Ireland title for St. Enda’s. Medals for Caoileann McEnhil, Michelle McDermot, Traey Cassidy, Clare Daly, Aidan O’Neill, Damian Friel, Barry Mullin and David Tierney
2006 – U14 footballers win Grade 1 league and with the ‘B’ team reaching Grade 4 championship final.
2006 – Two All-Ireland Scór titles in Ballad Singing and Ceili dancing with Ballad Group unlucky not to make it a triple crown. Caoileann McEnhill features in all three acts in Killarney.
2007 – Ladies reach Intermediate championship final.
2008 – Double titles for U14 footballers, U16 footballers and a league title for the minors. Defeat in championship final prevents a clean sweep of titles.
2008 – Joe and Justin McMahon jointly lift the Sam Maguire in Croke Park as Tyrone win a third All-Ireland.
2009 – Minor footballers sweep up in Tyrone league and championship before winning the Ulster minor championship title at St. Pauls. Barry Tierney the captain.
2009 – U21s win first championship title, defeating Errigal Ciaran 0-10 to 1-6 with Jason McAnulla lifting the crown.
2009 – U16 boys lift the championship for fourth year in a row after defeating Cookstown in a replay while the U16 girls win the Grade 3 championship defeating Strabane 5-13 to 1-8.
2010 – Minors reach third final in a row and beat Cookstown in the decider 4-8 to 0-11. They also beat Dromore 0-13 to 0-9 in the league final to secure the double for second year in succession.
2010 – U16 footballers lose in league and championship finals. They have contested every final since 2006 and won the double in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
2010 – U21 footballers reach Tyrone final yet again but ejected from the competition after semi-final controversy.
2010 – Senior Ladies win Junior championship final in Tyrone and Ulster before losing in All-Ireland final – but only after a replay
2010 – U14 footballers lose Feile final. Contested every Tyrone Feile and championship decider since 2006, winning three.
2011 – Scór na Óg Ballad group win Tyrone and Ulster titles, before losing in All-Ireland final.
2011 – Senior Ladies win Tyrone Intermediate championship final and reach Ulster final where they lose to Lisnaskea.
2011 – U21 Footballers win Tyrone and Ulster titles, beating Mayobridge in provincial decider 1-11 to 2-7
2012 – Senior Scór Ceili team win Tyrone and Ulster and are narrowly pipped in All-Ireland final in Killarney.
2013 – Senior Scór Ceili team win Tyrone and Ulster and before winning All-Ireland final in Derry.
2014 – St. Enda’s receives a GAA McNamee PR and Communications award in Croke Park for its 80th Anniversary Club History DVD.
2014 – Scór na nÓg Ballad group reach All-Ireland final after winning Tyrone and Ulster titles. The team was Beth McElhatton, Aoife McCullagh, Caitlín Campbell, Shaunagh Poyntz and Tom McClements
2014 – Scór senior Ballad group comprised of Eolann Duffy, Faelan Duffy, Edward Byrne, Padhraic Colton, Conal O’Kane win Tyrone, Ulster and All-Ireland titles. The Ceili dance team – David Tierney, Paul Breen, Faelan Duffy, Damian Friel, Michelle Mullin, Leanne McCullagh, Amy McElhatton and Lauren Murphy – win Tyrone and Ulster titles but were narrowly pipped for All-Ireland crown in Castlebar. Club’s Intrumental team reach Ulster final.
2014 – U14 Hurling team wins Tyrone Feile na nGael Shield title, earning the club its first hurling title in 19 years.
2014 – On Sunday 28th September, St. Enda’s seniors bridge a 26 year gap to win a first Tyrone senior football championship title since 1988, beating Carrickmore 1-10 to 0-12 in a thrilling decider at Healy Park with Ronan O’Neill snatching a last minute goal.
2014 – Senior ladies football team win the Tyrone Intermediate League and Championship double, defeating Sperrin Og and Ardboe in the respective finals.
2014 – Senior Reserves clinch the Tyrone Division One League title losing only one of their 15 league games. The last time the title was won was in 1988.
2014 – U21 footballers add to the run of glory with a 0-10 to 0-6 win over Carrickmore to secure the Tyrone championship title
2015 – Ceili Dance and Léiru teams win Tyrone and Ulster Scór title and reach All-Ireland finals.
2015 – U14 Hurling team retains Tyrone Feile na nGael Shield title.
• Data compiled by Dominic McClements. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy but if you feel that some information is missing or needs corrected please email Dominic on email@example.com