Local GAA Clubs
Belturbet Rory O’Moores, GAA Club
Grounds Rory O’Moore Park
Rory O’ Moore’s Club at its grounds on the Dublin Road in Belturbet has hosted, County and Ulster finals and even an All Ireland semi final and is one of the finest GAA pitches in County Cavan. Since its foundation in 1888, the Rory O’Moore’s Gaelic Football Club has played a central role in the rural town of Belturbet, Co Cavan. For many people in this lakeland community, Rory O’ Moore’s has represented a life-long passion and way of life.
Junior Championship 1937 and 1995
Intermediate Championship 1996
Senior championship “Annagh” 1973
Chairman Brendan Fay Ph 086 8116221
Secretary Liam Mcelgunn Ph 087 7943552
P.R.O. Mark O’Reilly Ph 086 211974 7
Treasurer Michael Kehill Ph 087 6354480
Minor U16 , U14 , U12 , U10
Ladies: U14 , U16
All Ireland Scor Winners
Solo Singing-Jean Galligan also Ceilie Dancing
Clubman Liam McCabe – Current Cavan County Secretary
Facilities: Full sized pitch, Training Pitch, Gymnasium and Club rooms.
Heres a link to Rories Podcasthttp://www.gaelicsportscast.com/2010/11/12/164-belturbet-rory-o-moores-gfc-a-way-of-life/
Drumlane G.A.A. A Club
- Name: Drumlane Sons of O’Connell
- Founded: 1888
- Grounds: O’Connell Park
- Colours: Green and White
- Status: Intermediate
If you were to narrow down the pick of Prunty pitches in this county you would have to come across O’Connell Park in the subdued village of Milltown – home to Drumlane GAA.
Take a wander around the facilities and you will find an impressive crowd stand with the words ‘Drumlane GAA May 2006’ imprinted on the back wall and you will be looking at a landmark date for a small west Cavan club.
Since the arrival of trainer Phelim Plunkett to the club in early 2006, Drumlane have gained promotion to Division One, as well as reaching an Intermediate Championship semi-final where they were narrowly beaten by eventual champions Drumalee. This is opposed to the previous year where they had to fight to escape relegation from both Division Two and the Intermediate Championship.
“Phelim has been very positive in giving the players the confidence that they can play Division One football,” says club chairman Ciaran O’Reilly.
“As joint-team manager he has been essential to both last year’s promotion success and instilling a belief in the team that they can win the Intermediate Championship.”
Since ’99 four different team managements have tried to bring the club Intermediate glory and have all fell at the quarter final stage. Now with Plunkett and co-manager and avid clubman Paul Fitzpatrick getting the team to the semi-final stage at the first attempt, hopes are high in the club that they could surprise a few and land this year’s IFC crown.
As far as the underage scene is concerned, the future looks as bright as ever with Dane O’Dowd progressing through county minor and now a regular on Drumlane’s senior team, as well county Under 16 sharpshooter Darragh Seagrave (son of renowned county referee Brian) who has impressed for his county and with the Brock panel in St. Patrick’s College this year.
It will not be long before Seagrave and other young talents through the club will be pulling on a senior jersey in aid of the west Cavan side’s cause.
“With regards to the future of the club, in the short-term we’re in a very tight fight to maintain our Division One status, and long-term we will be looking to avoid the drop-off level that occurs in this county with players after minor level.”