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Erins Own Cargin GFC

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An enthusiastic young curate called Fr. Dan Magennis, shortly after his arrival into the parish of Duneane, founded Erin's Own GAC in 1928. The fresh-faced young priest was to provide the inspiration for the initial structuring of the new unit of Cumann Luthcleas Gael. The name Erin's Own was the suggestion of Mr O'Connor, a schoolteacher working in the area at the time. Mr. O'Connor was to move from the area shortly after the clubs formation. He moved to Lavey Co. Derry, and when a club was formed in that area he was again instrumental in naming it Erin's Own.

Only a few years previous to the formation of Erin's Own, 1923, Lamh Dearg Toome, had won the Antrim Senior Football Championship.

A major development plan is underway which will create a second full size pitch with floodlighting and the installation of an all weather training area. This is the first phase of a development that will also see the erection of additional changing facilities as well as spectator accommodation.

Senior County Titles (10)
1974, 1995, 1999, 2000 (awarded in 2005), 2006, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

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