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Moorefield GFC crest
Moorefield GFC

Moorefield surround Sarsfields - pic -

Newbridge based GAA club founded in 1884. Club colours are green and white. Prior to 2000 the club had only one county senior title to it's name - 1962, however Moorefield football re-emerged in the 1990s.

A run of success that started with the minor championship of 1989 (Under the name Pollardstown) and two more Leinster Leader Cups in 1994 and 1996 culminated in three successive finals 2000-2002, two of which were won. In 2000 Moorefield beat Kilcock by 2-13 to 2-7 after goals from Cian O'Neill and gave them a 2-10 to 0-1 lead at half-time. Sarsfields overhauled Moorefield towards the end of the 2001 final in a closely contested decider to win 0-10 to 0-8. In 2002 Moorefield won their third title, beating near neighbours Sarsfields 1-8 to 0-6 thanks to a Ronan Sweeney penalty seconds into the second half. Moorefield were defeated in two Leinster club semi-final, by O'Hanrahan's 0-12 to 0-11 in 2000 and by Mattock Rangers by 3-13 to 2-10 in 2002.

The glory days of Moorefield, and indeed Newbridge football rose to a higher plane in 2006, when The Moors beat Allenwood in the Kildare Senior Football Championship final, which lead on to a first Leinster Senior Club Football Championship victory for the town, beating Rhode of Offaly on a wind-swept Sunday in December in the aptly named O'Moore Park, County Laois. They were decisive victors, on a day that all present hoped would lead to a clear-cut rather than a marginal victory. It proved to be so, with a final score of 3 goals and 6 points (15 points) to 8 points for Rhode.

The club enjoys a particularly bittersweet rivalry with town neighbours Sarsfields, and as their respective fortunes rise and fall each side can be trusted to support the other, and indeed enjoy each other's fortune. In 2007 they won the Kildare Senior Football Championship for the second year running, beating Sarsfields.

In 2017 Moorefield won their second Leinster title, defeating St Lomans of Westmeath in the final.

Senior County Titles (10)
1962, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018

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