Milford GAA

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CLG Baile na nGalloglach formed in 1983 and were runners up in the Junior Championship that year and probably more significantly under the management of Seamus Durkan Snr were beaten in the U12A County final by a last minute Killybegs point. The U12 team of 1983 went on to form the backbone of the Senior team in the early 1990’s which proved to be the most successful period in terms of adult football in the club’s short history.

The County Junior Championship was won in 1990 under the management of Garrett Horkan with Pat Barrett holding the honour of being the first Milford man to hold aloft an adult championship trophy. This success was quickly followed with a Division 3 league title being won in 1991 after going through the 18 league matches unbeaten under Captain Fergus Friel.

The club had its finest hour in adult football in 1992 with Seamus Durkan Snr once more at the helm guiding Milford to an Intermediate Championship victory, with Aodh McCormack captaining in a thrilling final against Naomh Ultan just two weeks after Donegal’s famous All – Ireland victory over Dublin.

Milford then played Senior Championship in 1993 with their 1st round clash against Glenfin going to a marathon four games before finally succumbing to a narrow two point defeat in MacCumhaill Park. Milford went on to win another two Junior Championships, in 2000 under the management of Gerry Kindlan and Captain Darren Nash defeating a hotly fancied Glenswilly side. Shaun Paul Barrett and Nigel Black were also at the helm in 2004 with Peter Doherty as captain defeating Naomh Mhuire in a nail biting replay in Falcarragh. In 2009 Moville defeated Milford by 2 points in their 3rd final of the decade, and the last time the club was in the final. The club has also won three U21B championships, in 1996, 2002 and 2004 and a minor B championship in 2006.

In 2007 a ladies board was set up in the club and Milford won the U12A championship in 2008 under Marty Barrett, Ger Hardiman and Louis Gallagher and have gone from strength to strength since, winning the Junior League and Gaeltacht in 2011 and the Intermediate League and Championship in 2012.

Since the final in 2009 the senior team has bounced between divisions 3 and 4 but there is great hope for the future of the club with 2008’s crop of under sixteens which won the U16A Championship, the U14A championship and the U12C Championship beginning to the form the backbone of the side.

The club hosted the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships in 2004 which turned out to be a hugely successful event and in conjunction with the Park Development Committee the club now has one of the finest playing pitches and dressing room set-ups in the county.

Joe McNulty
086 8547114
http://www.clgbnag.com

Address

  • Street: Enterprise House, The Diamond, Milford
  • State: Co. Donegal

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  • Telephone: 0863777458
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