De La Salle College Waterford

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Gaelic Football

 

De La Salle College has a long and proud history of Gaelic Football and has won numerous Munster Finals over the years. During the golden era of Gaelic Football in the college, De La Salle won five senior Munster titles in 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1965. Around this time, De La Salle College were also crowned Munster Champions at Under 16½ in 1958, 1962, 1965 and 1965. There has also been significant success at Under 15 level, winning Munster finals in 1981, and more recently in 2001, 2004 and 2005.

            We currently compete in a number of competitions for all age groups in both Waterford and Munster. These include Under 14, Under 15, Under 15½, Under 16½ and Senior. There are also first and second year blitz in which we participate, as well as a first year class league.

            De La Salle College has produced some well known players over the years. Everyone is familiar with Jason Ryan who is currently managing the Wexford football team. Stephen Frampton, who played Senior Hurling with Waterford, was also a member of Gaelic Football teams in the college in the late 1980’s. Other familiar faces include John O Shea who now continues his football career with a difference with Manchester United, Liam Griffin who managed the Wexford Hurlers to All Ireland Glory in 1996, Brendan Murtagh (founder of Kingspan) who went on to play Senior Football with Cavan and a number of Kerrymen who later won the highest honour in Gaelic Football-Jackie Walsh, Paidi and Eamonn O Donoghue, Dave Geaney and Pat Moynihan to name but a few. The latter travelled Australia with Kerry. Jim Beglin played Gaelic Football in De La Salle College, as did John O Hare and Dave McCarthy who represented their home counties of Limerick and Cork respectively.