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CLG Na Fianna

Coordinates: 53°22′29.23″N 6°15′51.13″W / 53.3747861°N 6.2642028°W / 53.3747861; -6.2642028
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Na Fianna GAA Club
CLG Na Fianna
Colours:Yellow and Blue
Grounds:Mobhi Road, St Vincents School, Johnstown Park, Collinstown Lane
Coordinates:53°22′29.23″N 6°15′51.13″W / 53.3747861°N 6.2642028°W / 53.3747861; -6.2642028
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Football: - 1 5
Hurling: - - 1
Ladies' football: 1 3

CLG Na Fianna (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Na Fianna) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Glasnevin, in the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. It caters for the sporting and social needs of many connected residential areas adjacent to its location through the promotion of Gaelic gamesGaelic football, hurling, camogie, handball and rounders—and the traditional Irish pursuits of music and dance. Céilí music and dancing is a regular feature in the club hall, while informal music sessions are a regular feature of the members’ bar.


Na Fianna was officially formed as a club on 25 April 1955, when 201 members transferred from C.J. Kickham GAA Club to form Cumann Luthchleas Gael Na Fianna. The first Annual General Meeting took place on 27 October 1955. Na Fianna's first clubhouse was originally transported from the Guinness Sports Grounds in Crumlin to Mobhi Road but was burnt to the ground in May 1967. The members built a new clubhouse five years after the fire. Aras Na Fianna was the first GAA clubhouse in the country to include a members' bar and cater for all GAA sports including a handball alley. It served its members for almost twenty years before a further extension was built. Again in 2005 further extensions and a major refurbishment was undertaken reflecting the massive growth in membership in the intervening period[1]

Na Fianna is a member of the Dublin GAA bodies in all the Gaelic codes of Gaelic football, hurling, camogie, ladies' football and handball, and is therefore affiliated to the national organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association. Being in the parish of Glasnevin it connects to the many family residents in the Mobhi Road/ Homefarm Road/ Ballymun Road/ Botanic Road axis, while extending its influence to the edges of Phibsboro, North Circular Road, Glasnevin Avenue, Drumcondra Road and Griffith Avenue, thus taking in all the Iona and Drumcondra residents also. The club also has affiliations with the many schools, both primary and post-primary, in this wide catchment area. The liaison between the club and schools offers parents and children a consistent engagement in sporting and non-sporting activities.

Na Fianna has been a leading proponent of Irish culture and the Na Fianna Céilí has long since been a tradition of the club. The club’s involvement in GAA Scór is an extension of its own regular internal Scór sessions. `


Na Fianna have won the Dublin Senior Football Championship on five occasions, firstly in 1969 and for the second time, exactly ten years later in 1979. They eventually began their famous championship treble exactly twenty years later in 1999[2] and continued in 2000 and 2001.

After winning the Dublin Senior Football Championship in 1999, they went on to win the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship later that year defeating Sarsfield's, 1-11 to 0-8. They defeated Crossmolina Deel Rovers in the All-Ireland semi-final to qualify for the 2000 All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final against Crossmaglen Rangers of Armagh. Na Fianna were defeated in the final by a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-12. The match was played on St. Patricks Day in Croke Park with an attendance of 31,965.[3]

Na Fianna Senior Ladies' team won the County Championship in 2009, the first time the ladies' section have won a championship at senior level. The final score was Na Fianna 1-11 Naomh Mearnog 1-10.[4] The senior ladies' won their second title against Ballyboden St. Enda's in July 2011. The scoreline was 4-12 to 2-08.[5] They went on to defeat Sarsfields from Laois in the Leinster Final on Sunday, 23 October 2011 on a scoreline of 3-03 to 0-10. They progressed to the All-Ireland Final as a result of defeating Donaghmore from County Cork on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-10. Na Fianna contested the All-Ireland final on 27 November 2011 but unfortunately were defeated by Carnacon from County Mayo on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-4.[6][7]

In 2010 Na Fianna's Under 14 football team won the Feile Peile na nOg Division One All-Ireland title for the first time in the club's history.[8]

Na Fianna's Minor (Under 18) Football team have won the Dublin Minor Football "A" Championship 8 times in 1960, 1965, 1974, 1975, 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2017.

In 2013 Na Fianna completed a 3 in a row of Dublin Under 21 Football "A" Football Championship titles, defeating Ballyboden St. Enda's on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-6. On a great day for the club, the second Under 21 team won the "C" Championship final, defeating Clan na Gael Fontenoy, 3-9 to 0-3.[9]


In 2017, club member and former player, John Horan was elected as the 39th president of the GAA.

Roll of Honour[edit]

World Record[edit]

On 7 May 2012, Na Fianna set a new Guinness world record for the most people to take part in a GAA training session. 1,100 children participated in the event, beating the previous record of 528 set by St Joseph's GAA Club from Glenavy, County Antrim, in May 2010.[10]

Notable players[edit]

  • Jonny Cooper Current Dublin inter-county football player
  • Conor McHugh Former Dublin inter-county football player
  • Niall McGovern Former Dublin inter-county football player
  • Jason Sherlock Former Dublin inter-county football player.
  • Dessie Farrell Former Dublin inter-county football player. Current Dublin senior football manager.
  • Senan Connell Former Dublin inter-county football player. Current Today FM and Sky Sports pundit
  • Kieran McGeeney Former Armagh inter-county football player. Current Armagh inter-county football manager
  • Enda McNulty Former Armagh inter-county football player
  • Jimmy Gray Former Dublin inter-county hurling and football player. Former Dublin inter-county hurling manager
  • Tom Gray Former Dublin Under 21 football player. Former Dublin Minor and U-20 football manager
  • John Caffrey Former Dublin inter-county football player
  • Paul Caffrey Former Dublin inter-county football player. Former Dublin inter-county football manager
  • Joey Boland Former Dublin inter-county hurling player
  • Shane Barrett Current Dublin inter-county hurling player
  • Donal Burke Current Dublin inter-county hurling player
  • Sean Currie Current Dublin inter-county hurling player
  • Paul O'Dea Current Dublin inter-county hurling player
  • Eoin Murchan Current Dublin inter-county football player
  • Aaron Byrne Current Dublin inter-county football player
  • Kenny Cunningham Former Republic of Ireland national football team captain

Ladies' Footballers[edit]


  1. ^ "Club History". Na Fianna. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Match Report 1999 Football Final". The Free Library. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Match Report 2000 All Ireland Club Football Final". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Match Report Ladies Final 2009". Dublin Ladies GAA. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Match Report Ladies Final 2011". LGFA. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Match Report 2011 Ladies All Ireland Final". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Paths to 2011 Finals". Ladies Gaelic. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Féile Peil na nÓg 2010 Report". GAA. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Match Report 2013 Under 21 Finals". Dublin GAA. Retrieved 7 March 2014.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "World Record". Irish Independent. Retrieved 6 March 2014.

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