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Full Name: St. Patricks Carrickcruppen GFC

Founded: 1944

Founding Members: Oliver Loughran, Colen Crilly, Paddy Carlisle, Bobby Browne, James Galloghly.

The St.Patricks Carrickcruppen Gaelic Football Club was founded in 1944 to give players from the area a chance to play competitive gaelic football within the parish. Oliver Loughran triggered the club's inception by arranging a meeting with all interested parties (namely Colen Crilly, Paddy Carlisle, Bobby Browne, and James Galloghly) in the hope of forming a team. This meeting was held at the top of the Quarter road at Magill's corner (where Oliver still lives today in fact). At the meeting a pricely sum of 3/9 (19p in modern currency) was collected for the purchase of a ball and it was agreed that Magill's field would double as the new club's first official pitch. It was on this pitch in fact that the club spent most of it's formative years, before it's eventual relocation to the current grounds on Lowes Lane.

At that time, Carrickcruppen football catered only for males, so the ladies of the district decided to form a camogie team which, in time, devoloped into one of the most respected and revered throughout the county. It produced players who have represented Armagh and Ulster.

A major contributing factor to the success of the Carrickcruppen club in these early days must certainly be attributed to the many young families which had just recently moved into the new cottages on the Quarter road and Ballinabee (St. Bridgets Park). These houses where built in 1939, about five years prior to the founding of the club, and provided a perfect source from which the club would take it's players.

Some of the origial players played a key role in the famous 1959 championship winning team which raised Carrickcruppen's profile and provided the solid foundations for the club's future.

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