St. Malachy’s – A Brief
Malachy’s club was founded in 1964 by Joe Clarke and Seamus
Casey. In the early
years the club
competed at juvenile level and the first title came to
Malachy’s in 1967 when
the Under 17 championship was won.
1969 saw adult teams from St. Malachys compete
for the first time
and success came very quickly with the junior team, led by former
Chairman, Séamus Ó Faoláin, winning
the 1970 championship. The
Derrevarragh Cup was also captured in
1974 saw the annexing of the Intermediate
league and this was
retained in 1975. 1975
also saw the club
win the Intermediate championship, beating Tyrrellspass in the final.
The club made their mark at Senior level,
winning the Feis Cup in
1979 ,1980 and 2005. 1981
saw the high-point
in the club’s history when the Senior title was won. After a very sluggish
start to the “League”
championship, St. Malachy’s came good and qualified for the
Malachy’s took the
“Flanagan Cup” on a 1-9 to 1-8 scoreline to start
great celebrations in the
The club played in three more finals in the
eighties – 1982, 1983
and 1985 - but unfortunately success eluded us. In 1994 St.
Malachys were relegated to
Intermediate ranks and, indeed, the Intermediate final was contested in
when Ballymore were the winners.
The Intermediate title was finally claimed in
2001 when St.
Malachy’s overcame Rosemount. The
also captured the Intermediate cup in 2001.We retained senior status
until we suffered relegation to the Intermediate ranks in 2012 but
after a great year we came straight back up to senior level when we
defeated Caulry in a replay in the 2013 final.
Juvenile club won the Under 12 Club 2 Championship in 1991 and joined
with Ballinagore to form a very successful underage partnership in
1994. This club has annexed numerous county titles the most notable
being the Under 21 Premier in 2000, the Under 16 Premier in 1999 and
2009 and the Minor Premier in 1997 and 2010.
St. Malachys have also enjoyed success off the
pitch in the Scór
competition, the highlight coming when Mary Garvin, Sean Fallon and
Bouabbse captured the All-Ireland Scór na nÓg
Question Time title.
Senior Roll of Honour
To read a match report from the final please click on the relevant match. (work in progress).
Match Reports reproduced by kind permission of The Westmeath Examiner Ltd.
1970 Derrevarragh Cup
1970 Junior Championship
1974 Intermediate League
1975 Intermediate Championship
1979 Feis Cup
1980 Feis Cup
1981 Senior Championship
1981 Leinster Club Championship
1995 Division 3 League
2001 Intermediate Championship
2001 Intermediate Cup
2005 Feis Cup
2010 ACL Div 6 League
2013 Intermediate Championship
2015 ACL Div 5 League
Underage Roll of Honour
Ennell Shamrocks, Premier Champions 2000
Ennell Shamrocks, Premier Champions 1997
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 1 League Champions 2003
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 1 Champions 2004
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 2009
Ennell Shamrocks, Premier Champions 2010
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 2012
1967 Under 17 Championship
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 2 League Champions 1995
Ennell Shamrocks, Premier Champions 1999
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 2001
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 2 League Champions 2003
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 1 League Champions 2009
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 1 Champions 2009
Ennell Shamrocks, Premier Champions 2009
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 2013
Lilliput Gaels, Division 3 Championship Winners 2018.
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, "A" Champions 2000
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 2 League Champions 2001
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Feile Shield Winners 2002
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 1 League Champions 2006
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 2007
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 1 Shield Winners 2011
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Division 2 Shield Winners 2016.
Lilliput Gaels, Division 2 Championship Winners 2017.
Lilliput Gaels, Division 2 League Winners 2018.
Lilliput Gaels, Feile Division 1 Champions 2019.
Lilliput Gaels, Division 2 League Winners 2019.
St. Malachys, Club Division 2 Champions 1991
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 1996
St. Malachys/Ballinagore, Club Division 2 Champions 1998
The following is the Westmeath Examiner
report on our clubs first ever adult match played in 1969.
St. Malachys 1-8, Streamstown 1-1.
Newly formed, St. Malachys
(Dysart/Castletown area) made their debut in the Junior League a winning one when
they disposed of Streamstown 1-8 to 1-1 in Streamstown on Sunday.
The winners, who led 0-1 to nil at the half
time interval, proved themselves to be the faster and fitter combination, using
the open spaces to their advantage and with Mattie Corcoran excelling himself
at full back and Tony Linnane outstanding at centre half back, ably assisted by
Mick Garvin and George Alexander, the defence held well together. Willie Carey,
centre half forward, played a big part in the victory. Sean Kirby, Johnny Shanley and Jimmy Whelan all played
The losers were well served by V. McCormack, J.J. Sheerin, S. Fox, D. Kelly, A.
McCormack and S. Casey.
the winners were, W. Carey 1-5, J. Whelan 0-2, J. Carey 0-1. For the
losers, T. Fox 1-0 and S. Casey 0-1 scored.
St. Malachys: S. McLavin, G. Alexander, M. Corcoran, P.
Dalton, M. Garvin, T. Linnane, J. Martin, D. Garvin, F. Kiernan, J. Carey, W.
Carey, J. Shanley, S. Kirby, J. Gannon, J. Whelan. Sub, S. Corcoran.
Streamstown: W. Graham, JJ Sheerin, V.
McCormack, S. Sheerin, P. Sheerin, S. Casey, S. Fox, T. Bermingham, A.
McCormack, D. Kelly, J. Watt, T. Kelly, P. McKnight, S. Colgan, P. Farrell.
Sub, T. Fox.