St. Malachy’s – A Brief History
1969 saw adult teams from St. Malachys compete for the first time and success came very quickly with the junior team, led by former County Chairman, Séamus Ó Faoláin, winning the 1970 championship. The Derrevarragh Cup was also captured in 1970.
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 final versus Athlone. St. Malachy’s took the “Flanagan Cup” on a 1-9 to 1-8 scoreline to start great celebrations in the Castletown/Dysart area.
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 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 Edward 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).
Underage Roll of Honour
Lilliput Gaels, Division 3 League Winners 2023.
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.
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.