Geraldine Moran's GAA
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Geraldine Patrick Morans (Irish: Gearaltaigh Uí Mhóráin ) are a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club based in Cornelscourt, Dublin. They are one of the oldest clubs in Dublin. Their ground is beside Cornelscourt shopping centre. The club is an amalgamation of 2 clubs- Foxrock Geraldines and Patrick Morans. They currently play Junior Gaelic Football in Division 8, and Minor Football in Division 4a. Juvenile teams are also at Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14 and Under 16.
Foxrock Geraldines were founded in 1900 and originally called Foxrock Independents until 1903. The club amalgamated with Cabinteely Geraldines and was then known as Foxrock Geraldines. Cabinteely Geraldines themselves named after Lord Edward Fitzgerald were founded in 1886. James Farrell was listed as club secretary and Oliver Whites as captain. Players hailed from Stillorgan, Glenamuick, Deansgrange and Dun Laoghire.
The club was present at the first ever Dublin County Board meeting with Patrick Cunniam their delegate. Cabinteely Geraldines reached the first ever Dublin Senior Football Championship final losing to Feagh McHughs 2-4 to 2-1 in Donnybrook. They reached the final again in 1888 losing to C.J. Kickhams. The club lost many players to Dun Leary Independents in 1890 due to the Parnell Split, a time when many clubs in Dublin disbanded. The club continued onwards until 1903 joining forces with Foxrock Independents. The club went on to win a junior football league in 1907. McGarry of Foxrock Geraldines represented Dublin at junior inter county level in 1915.
They lost several players to Stars of Erin in 1913. From 1900 to the early 1920s the club was to lose many players not only to other clubs but also World War I, the War of Independence and the Civil War. J.J. Clare the Irish Olympic Chairman around this time was also a committed Foxrock Geraldines member.
The club competed at both adult and minor level through the 1930s and 1940s expanding with a juvenile section in the 1950s and 1960s. The construction of 58 houses in what was then a rural area of Dublin also increased the playing population. Tom Loftus was elected as Dublin County Board Chairman, a position he held from 1960 to 1968. The club won a Conlon Cup in the 1960s however they were to struggle to field in the 1970s and 1980s with the juvenile section disbanding completely meaning the supply of young players began to dry up.
Originally known as Dun Laoghaire Commercials the club was founded in 1920 winning an Dublin Intermediate Football Championship in its first year. The club played both football and hurling and at one stage were a senior hurling club. The club changed its name shortly afterwards to Patrick Morans in memory of a founding member. Patrick Moran from Boyle, Roscommon was involved in the 1916 rising and in 1920 accused of assassination of a British army officer. He was jailed in Kilmainham and later hung in Mountjoy jail in 1921. Moran had during his time in Kilmainham been offered a chance of escape with Frank Teeling a player of the O’Tooles club, Ernie O’Malley and Simon Donnelly. But believing he had a sound alibi Moran turned the opportunity down. A plaque was unveiled and a park named in his honour in 1966 by Eamonn De Valera.
Both Foxrock Geraldines and Patrick Morans decided to join forces in the early 1970s as both club were experiencing difficulties in fielding. They played senior hurling for three years before football became the dominant sport. The club won several leagues and cups in the 1970s and 1980s bit with the absence of a juvenile section continued to experience difficulties in fielding. A juvenile section was started up in the 1990s and took part in the Wicklow league, however it was short lived and disbanded by 1996. The club won a football cup in 2000 but with the lack of players experienced a drop down the leagues. The juvenile section was eventually restarted and has grown to eight teams today. 2011 was to be a very successful year for the club in its 125 year of existence. The under 14 team won the Division 6 Football feile. The minor football team were division 4A runners up. The club won it first championship in 2011 in Junior Football, one of Dublin's oldest clubs beating one of its newest, Tyrrelstown in the final.
- 1888, 1890 Dublin Senior Football Championship Runners Up
- 1907 Junior Football League Winners
- 1960 Conlon Cup Winners
Dun Laoghire Commercials
Geraldine Patrick Morans
- 2000 Football Cup
- 2011 Under 13 Football league division 6 Winners
- 2011 Division 6 Football Feile Winners (under 14)
- 2011 Junior E Football Championship Winners
- 2011 Minor Football League Division 4A Runners Up
Dublin Senior Football Championship Winners 1898, 1899, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1940, 1941, 1942
- Club website: www.geraldinesgaa.ie/
- The Gaelic Athletic Association in Dublin 1884-2000 (2005) Editor and compiler: William Nolan Contributors: Jim Wren, Marcus de Búrca, David Gorry ISBN 0-906602-82-3
- Hill 16: http://www.hill16.ie/index.php?/home/fixtures-and-results/