History

Key moments for Omagh St. Enda’s – 1932-2015

The 1948 St. Enda's Senior team which won the Tyrone Senior Football Championship for the first time

The 1948 St. Enda’s Senior team which won the Tyrone Senior Football Championship for the first time

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 - The first ever team to win a three-in-a-row title in Tyrone

1954 – The first ever team to win a three-in-a-row title in Tyrone

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’.

The 1963 Senior championship winning side

The 1963 Senior championship winning side

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: Tyrone ACL Div 1 winners, Jim Devlin Cup winners and Championship finalists

1980: Tyrone ACL Div 1 winners, Jim Devlin Cup winners and Championship finalists

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.

The 1988 senior football team which won the Tyrone championship. Back row - Gerry McNamee, Stevie Quinn, Paul McCann, Eugene Bradley, Damien McSorley, Michael Flanagan, Aidan O'Neill, Gerry Quinn, Eddie Duffy, Seanie Meyler, Liam McSorley, Gareth McCrory, Paul Logue. Front row - Tony McGinn, Gabriel Mulryan, Niall Laird, Paul Friel, Sean MacRory, Paddy Quinn, Paul McElhatton, Damian 'Stal' McSorley, Sean Healy, Kenny Clarke, John McQuaid, Damian O'Neill, Barney McKenny.

The 1988 senior football team which won the Tyrone championship. Back row – Gerry McNamee, Stevie Quinn, Paul McCann, Eugene Bradley, Damien McSorley, Michael Flanagan, Aidan O’Neill, Gerry Quinn, Eddie Duffy, Seanie Meyler, Liam McSorley, Gareth McCrory, Paul Logue. Front row – Tony McGinn, Gabriel Mulryan, Niall Laird, Paul Friel, Sean MacRory, Paddy Quinn, Paul McElhatton, Damian ‘Stal’ McSorley, Sean Healy, Kenny Clarke, John McQuaid, Damian O’Neill, Barney McKenny.

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 hurling championship finalists.

1988: Senior hurling championship finalists. Back row – Kieran McLaughlin, Donagh O’Reilly, Ciaran Bolger, Owen McMullan, Barney McKenny, Kieran McMahon, Fergal O’Reilly, John McGrath, Terry McGrath, Brian Quinn. Middle row – Dominic McClements, Terry McGowan, Paddy Hunter, Sean Quinn, Gabriel Mulryan, Ciaran McKenny, John McQuaid, Damien McKinney, Sean Haigney. Front row – Tom McCusker, Malachy McClements, Rory Cunningham, Conor McQuaid, Eugene Haigney, Michael McCarney. Mascot – Peter Hughes.

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.

County final 2014b

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.

Tyrone U14 Hurling Féile Shield Champions 2015.

Tyrone U14 Hurling Féile Shield Champions 2015 – Back row, Ben McFarland, Ben Groogan, Mícheál Sally, Tom McClements, Jordan O’Reilly, Oisin McGuigan, Aidan Kelly, Cahir Turbett. Middle row, Dylan Taggart, Cormac Taggart, Tiernan Cox, Byron O’Neill, Paul Donnelly, Matthew McNamee. Front row, Jakub  Krawczyk, Donal Kelly, Enda Donnely, Cormac Taggart.

• 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 pro.omaghstendas.tyrone@gaa.ie