year, 2006, Aghyaran St Davog’s GFC celebrate the 50th
Anniversary of the club’s formation in 1956. As part of the
anniversary celebrations the club has decided to revive an important
part of the club’s history, the Devine Cup. The tournament is being
generously sponsored by McHugh Fuels, Ederney.
In 1964 the Devine family from
Mullinabreen, Aghyaran presented the Devine Cup to the Aghyaran St
Davog’s GFC club. From 1956 right through to the present day the
Devine family have served the St Davog’s club with great distinction
as players, administrators and club supporters.
The first Devine Cup tournament was
played in 1964 and was a 7 a side event won by Glenties from
Donegal. From 1965 it was run as a 15 a side tournament.
In the 1960s & 1970s club
tournaments were very popular with players and spectators and in its
early years the Devine Cup attracted large crowds and was an
important club fundraiser.
The tournament greatly helped the
promotion of Gaelic football in the parish as large numbers of local
people attended the games to watch the top club teams and players
from Tyrone, Donegal, Derry and Fermanagh in action.
However as the popularity of
tournaments declined the Devine Cup like many other club tournaments
fell by the way side and hasn’t been organised for the past number
The St Davog’s club are now
re-launching the Devine Cup as an U-21 Inter County Football
By organising this tournament the
club hope to once again make the Devine Cup a prestigious event that
will help to promote Gaelic football in the local area.
In 2006 the teams taking part will
be Tyrone, Derry, Cavan and Mayo.
Devine Cup U-21 Inter County
Tournament Fixtures 2006 – Sponsored by McHugh Fuels, Ederney.
Saturday 11th February:
Mayo v Derry @ 2pm. (Referee Mick McGrath, Donegal)
Saturday 18th February:
Tyrone v Cavan @ 2pm. (Referee Mick McGrath, Donegal)
Saturday 4th March: Final
All games will be played in Michael
Dolan Memorial Park, Aghyaran, Co. Tyrone.
Naomh Dabhóg Achadh Uí Araín
Aghyaran St Davogs GFC is located in
the parish of Termonamongan, which is situated in the most westerly
part of County Tyrone surrounded on three of its four sides by
The Aghyaran GAA grounds are
situated approximately 2 miles from the village of Killeter, 5 miles
from Castlederg, Co. Tyrone and approximately 12 miles from
Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.
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