Drumkeerin GAA Club
Drumkeerin GAA Club
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Founded in 1933 and representing the parish area of Inishmagrath in North Co. Leitrim, Drumkeerin GAA Club has a strong tradition at underage and adult level sport for many years.
Brian Hoare N.T of Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon a teacher in Allenview National School organised the first Drumkeerin Gaelic football team in the modern era.
He was a powerfully built man, over six feet with a great delivery of a ball from the midfield position where he usually played.
Before coming to Drumkeerin he played club football in Dublin and he also wore the Roscommon Senior jersey on a number of occasions.
In 1932, he cycled to inform the members of the North Leitrim Board in Manorhamilton that Drumkeerin would be unable to field a team that year.
However this was rectified the following year when Drumkeerin took part in the North Leitrim League when teams played for the “Lundon Cup”.
The clubs first game played against near neighbours Ballinaglera on Sunday 2nd April 1933, was played in Buchannan’s Field which lies between the Dowra road and the Old road.
A strong wind blew throughout the game. Drumkeerin who won the toss and played with the wind, led at half-time by the two goals to nil.
The first goal was scored by Brian Hoare and the second by Henry McDonagh, after taking a pass from Barney Owens.
Ballinaglera however stepped up the peace in the second half and ran out comfortable winners in the end, on the score: 4-2 to 2-1. Best for Ballinaglera were Paddy Wynne, Creamer and Flynn.
The Club flourished throughout the thirties. In 1936 Drumkeerin beat Ballinaglera in the North Leitrim Championship semi-final but went down to Glenfarne by 2-04 to 2-01 in the final.
In 1939 the Junior's won the North Leitrim Championship, and qualified for the Leitrim Junior Championship Final.
Four game's were required in the Final before Ballinamore were victorious (in Drumkeerin) on a scoreline of 1-06 to 1-03. It was stated in reference to the final that "old men, young girls and schoolboys came by every mode of conveyance." to the match.
A goal for Drumkeerin in the final encounter was not acknowledged by the umpire and this proved the turning point of the game. Hundreds of local supporters were bitterly disappointed.
A member of the victorious Ballinamore team Felix McGoldrick speaking years later said “the matches I remember most are the four games against Drumkeerin for the 1939 Junior Championship. They were four fierce games. We beat them eventually”.
Among the Drumkeein men who played throughout those years were John Clinton at full back, John McKenna, Centre-half back; Vincent O’Donnell, midfield; Frank Mc Grail, centre-half forward; Jack Walsh in goal; Hubie McParland left half back; Felix McParland, right half forward; Charlie Higgins, right full back; Tom McPartlan, left full-back; Tom Christy, right corner forward.
Among the players who played football before the club was formally set up were Michael Blest, Barney Owens, Chappie O’Donnell; Johnny O’Neill, Godfrey O’Donnell, Miley Gilroy, Hughie Kelleher, Pat Bell McGowan, John Francis Gallagher, Johnnie Rourke, Michael William Higgins.
Sometimes men from other areas found their way onto Drumkeerin teams. Players in this category included Corney McGreevy, John Dolan, J. Mc Kiernan, Bud McMorrow. This good will was reciprocated on a number of occasions by native Drumkeerin men. Notable games in Cavan and Sligo and perhaps as far away as Cork featured Drumkeerin stars in the 30s and 40s!
Pat Christy, Larry Christy, Myles Christy, Petie Gilroy, Shane Corristine, Johnny Mc Loughlin, Hughie Mc Morrow, Tommy Gilhooley; Eddie McPartland, Tommy Guihan, Mike Higgins continued the tradition initiated by Brian Hoare in 1933.
A striking feature of the teams during these years was the number of the McPartlans who played for the club. These were drawn from different families. Four McPartlan brothers donned the jersey during the first two decades – Hubie, Felix, John and Pat. It’s interesting to note that the Mc Partlan name is still very much part of Drumkeerin teams.
Many of the 30’s men were forced to line out without proper football boots. Gradually as funds were collected, the club was able to acquire boots. Incidentally dances and suppers were the principal means of raising money.
The dance was held on the old Barrack loft, in Crown’s hall or in Kelly’s Hall. Food for the suppers which took place during the dance was provided usually by the mothers of the players.
Many of these women apparently favoured raisin cakes and the sons had the responsibility of bringing them into the supper-room which they did after carefully checking that there wasn’t anyone watching them! Each player usually brought a can of fresh milk as well.
Dance and supper combined cost 1s – 3p. Funds were also raised by organising a sports day, which could yield up to £20. A match was usually played in conjunction with the sports and a dance finished off the days activities. Incidentally the first jersey worn by the 30’s players were blue and yellow.
After the building of the Alley in Drumkeerin in 1929, Handball flourished in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s when it lapsed for a time to be revived again in the late 60’s. The thirties produced fine players like John Paddy Beirne, John Clinton, John James Mc Padden, Gerry McPadden, Tom Christy and the gifted Arthur Gorman.
Several marvellous tournaments were held throughout then years. Later Drumkeerin produced several fine handballers including Tommy Cassidy, Anthony O’Rourke, Sean Duignan, Gerard Devitt (R.I.P) and Tom Fallon.
Throughout the thirties dedicated officials ensured the smooth running of games and fund-raising activities. Patrick Forde, Jack Walsh, Seamus Duignan, Tom Beirne, Paddy Kelly, Sonny Crown and Jim Gallagher by their own “behind – the- scene” organisation facilitated the transition of Drumkeerin football from the early years into the fifties and sixties.
Thomas Beirne N.T. who was heavily involved in the club and at one stage Chairman of the North Leitrim Board unfortunately departed for Co.Meath.
At the 1941 County Convention there were appeals for more co-operation between North and South Leitrim for G.A.A. affairs with suggestions that North Leitrim should affiliate to the parent body - the Co.Board.
Mr. Beirne, at the convention was of the opinion that smaller entities were more suitable as less travelling was involved, Though he did remark that Drumkeerin had set an example to all by declaring their willingness to cycle to their games, irrespective of the venue. Rather than depressing and dispiriting the people the war seemed to have the opposite effect!
In the 1940's Corkman Jack Walsh NT was very much involved with the club.
The 1950's in North Leitrim seen clubs affiliated at various stages from such other areas as Kiltyclogher, Creevelea, and Dowra. The following photo show's the Creevelea team of 56/57.
The development of football in Drumkeerin in the fifties was heavily influenced by Fr. Seamus Duffy a native of Kilmainham Wood, Co. Meath, who was appointed curate in Inishmagrath in 1953.
His time in Drumkeerin was marked by three notable events: the organisation of underage competitions; the organisation of a new playing field and the streamlining of the organisation of games through the North Leitrim G.A.A. Board.
Fr Duffy was an extremely capable referee who didn’t tolerate dirty play. On one occasion when refereeing a match between his own team and Dromahair, he had the audacity to give the first free to Dromahair whereupon a committed Drumkeerin supporter, who had been imbibing all morning, staggered on to the pitch to register his protest, Luckily the referee had a neat sidestep which saved the situation!
Fr. Duffy was instrumental in acquiring a field about a quarter of a mile from the village on the Manorhamilton side, where all games, up to the purchase of the present pitch, were played. Players and supporters spent several evenings draining the field which was prone to flooding.
It was here that senior players like the O’Connor brothers from the Black Road, Michael, Eddie and Andy showed their skill. Perhaps the most outstanding player of the fifties was Seamus Fallon who played on the Leitrim team, defeated by Dublin in the 1956 All-Ireland Minor final.
Another great player was Joe Leyden who went on to star on the Leitrim County Senior team and for Connacht Railway Cup teams.
Others who kept the flag flying were Tommy Gilhooley, Paddy Forde, Anthony O’Rourke, Jack McGee, James Doherty, Liam Bouchier, Paddy Joe McGovern, Tom Fallon, John James Fallon, John McLoughlin, Michael McHugh, Jim Hazlette, Gerry Rourke, Michael McNulty and Paddy McGowan.
Two North Leitrim Championships were won by Under 14 teams under the leadership of Fr Duffy. Many of these players went on to win County League and Championship finals in the sixties. One very talented player, Mickey Davitt, afterwards played centre-half forward for the Cavan Minors.
Others who achieved great success later were the above mentioned Joe Leyden, and also Charlie Flynn, Gerry Rynn, Martin Devitt and Joe Davitt.
Recalling his time in Drumkeerin, Fr Duffy spoke of the stimulating meetings of the North Leitrim Board held in John ‘The Yank’ McGourty’s house in Manorhamilton.
On one occasion the lack of a pitch in Killargue was discussed. John McGourty said that he would provide a field on the opposite side to Killargue Church on the Manorhamilton side. Members of the North Leitrim Board dubbed it the ‘McGourty Stadium’. Under-age players thought it was like playing up a mountain!
The father Duffy era was marked by a significant advance in Drumkeerin’s football fortunes but on the other hand it was a time of appalling emigration when whole families sold out and left the country. The clear-out undoubtedly included some of the most promising players in the area.
Before Fr. Duffy left in 1961, efforts were made to hold the club together and this found expression in the formation of a minor team. Anthony O’Rourke was selfless in his promotion of this particular team.
Anthony, together with Tony Forde strove to keep together the juveniles of the previous decade though they were badly hampered by the unavailability on occasions of players in College. Amalgamating with Drumshanbo and with the assistance of Ned McGowan they achieved a number of successes including one notable victory over Dromahair led by Pat Mullen, and the McMahons.
This minor team bridged the gap between the fifties and the O’Grady era of the early sixties.
1960's - 80's
The club was revived in 1963 on the arrival of a Cavan man, Eamonn O'Grady who was the driving force of the club for many years.
In 1964 Drumkeerin were defeated by Annaduff in the County Junior Championship Final on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-3. Two years later however, in 1966 the club's first Junior Championship was claimed by defeating Mohill.
The match unfolded as follows:
Drumkeerin had a dream start when Charlie Flynn goaled in the opening minutes. Further Drumkeerin points followed before Mick Keane opened the Mohill scoring with a point.
Michael McTiernan in the Drumkeerin goals made two wonderful saves before Mick Keane finally put the ball past him for a Mohill goal. Just before half time Charlie Flynn added his second goal to leave Drumkeerin ahead by 2-04 to 1-01 at the interval.
On the restart McTiernan was called on again and again. His brilliance steadied his colleagues and P.McArdle had four points from frees before the Mohill fight back materialsed in the last quarter.
The comeback was too late however and Anthony Canning's scrambled goal closed the scoring at 2-08 to 2-03 in favour of Drumkeerin.
The successful '66 team continued their progress by winning the Junior League for the first time in 1967 (when Fenagh did not play the final). In 1968, after making the step up to Senior's the club nearly reached the County Senior Championship Final.
Drumkeerin played Melvin Gaels in the first round of the championship and were beaten on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-06. Drumkeerin then however progressed through the Losers Group, beating Aughavas in the final and qualified to meet Melvin Gaels again in the semi-final proper.
It took two contests to seperate the teams in the semi-final. The first game ended in a draw (Melvin Gaels 0-09 Drumkeerin 1-06). The 2nd game followed the pattern of the first game with the Gaels leading by 7 points after 7 minutes of the 2nd half.
Goals by Joe Leyden from a penalty and G.Hynes brought Drumkeerin back into the game, but the Gaels defence held out and the Kinlough side progressed into the County Final.
A feature of the game was the immaculate display of County Minor John Travers at corner back for Drumkeerin. His high fielding and lengthy clearances being a joy to watch.
In 1969 Drumkeerin had a very successful year at underage level winning both the U16 Football and Hurling Championship's. This was followed with success at Minor level winning the Minor Football League in 1970 and 1971. The Minor's also contested the Championship final's in '70 and '71 but were unfortunate to lose to Mohill and Annaduff.
The Junior's were also successful in 1971, winning the League for the club's second time on a scoreline of 5-07 to 0-01 v Sean O'Heslin's in the final.
In 1972, Frank Kielty a teacher at Drumkeerin VEC won Drumkeerin's first Scor title by claiming the County Leitrim Senior Scor "Motion Speaking" award.
Curiously enough the club lapsed in 1973 despite having won the above mentioned Minor League titles in 1970 and '71, and the Junior League in '71. The club was reorganised in October 1973 with Chairman Charlie Flynn, Secretary Andy Redican, and Treasurer Tony Forde.
In 1974 the County Board turned down the club's application for affiliation as a Junior Team. The then secretary Andy Redican (a native of Fenagh but now living in Drumkeerin), aided by Charlie Flynn and Fr. Ollie Kelly took an objection to this decision to the Connacht Council and won.
Drumkeerin contested the 1974 County Junior Championship Final but were defeated by Aughawillan on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-7. In 1975 the team made up for the disappointment of the previous year by winning the Junior League and Championship double. Eslin were defeated in the Championship Final on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-6 (Seamus Gallagher scoring 9 points in the final), and Bornacoola were defeated in the League Final.
In 1975, Shamrock Gaels a minor amalgamation featuring players from Dromahair, Drumkeerin and Drumshanbo won the County Minor Championship Title. Leitrim also won the Fr Manning Cup U16 competition in '75 with Drumkeerin's Francis McPartland as full forward on the team.
The club continued to flourish and progress for the remainder of the '70's and into the 1980's. In 1977 a Senior Scor Ballad Group featuring Sean Rynn, Tina Clancy, Siobhan McKenna, Josie Clancy, and Mary Gilhooly won the County Title.
Also in 1977, Thomas McKenna who was an outstanding player for Drumkeerin club for many years, was a member of the Leitrim U21 panel which won the Connacht title and were later unfortunate to lose by 3-13 to 3-8 to a Kerry team that included greats such as Charlie Nelligan, Ogie Moran, Jack O’Shea and Eoin (The Bomber) Liston.
In 1978, it was a very special day for our club when our ladies played Fenagh in the Senior Ladies GAA League Final in Drumshanbo. We did not win the final, but our team did Drumkeerin proud with a great wholehearted sporting effort.
In 1979 the club won it's first U12 title the County U12 Rural Championship. Drumkeerin also won the Special 'Year of the Child' inaugural league. The County Scor Novelty Act was won featuring a performance group of Johnnie Gallagher, Tommy Forde, Mickey Harrison, Andy Redican, Jim Hazlette, and Ivan Doherty.
1981 brought further success winning the Junior League, However the Junior's were beaten in Championship final by Kiltubrid on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-06. The Minors were also unfortunate to lose the League Final.
In 1983 the club completed the purchase of a new club grounds. The purchase, made from four local landowners was negotiated by Clare native Michael Hanly who was club Chairman at that time.
The Minor's of '83 amalgamated with Dromahair to form Belhavel Gaels and were unfortunate to go down to St. Manachan's in the Championship final.
Drumkeerin won the County Junior League and Championship double in 1985 and enjoyed a very successful 1980's at underage level. In 1984 the U16's lost the County final following a replay, however in 1987 and 1988 the U12 County Rural Championship was won with victories over Aughavas and Annaduff respectively. In 1989 the three in a row was denied by defeat to Aughavas in the final.
The club were unlucky not to add further to this success, contesting three U12 Division 1 League Final's in a row from 1987 to '99. Sean O'Heslin's in '87 and St Mary's in '88 and '89 were the conqueror's of Drumkeerin. In 1989 the U14 Rural Championship Final was contested however Aughavas proved victorious on this occasion.
The 1980's were very notable for some important off the field activities as well. In 1985 the Ard Ri fundraising campaign was a highlight. The duel between Sean Flynn (who won the contest) and Eamonn O'Grady brought officers and supporters to many social events including London, Dublin and Sligo. £13,000 punts was raised that year for the club between the Ard Ri and the village festival.
In October 1986 Drumkeerin and Dromahair in a novel idea played an U14 Challenge game in Croke Park with Dublin County star Alan Arkin providing video commentary, and presenting medals to both teams in the Hogan Stand after the game.
In 1982 clubman Hugh McPartlin won the County Leitrim "Club Player Of The Year" award.
In 1988 clubman Andy Redican was rewarded for years of work in the club by winning the County Leitrim clubman of the year award.
In schools football Drumkeerin VEC won the 1979 and 1984 U15 Leitrim championship, and in 1987 Drumkeerin NS won the 3 teacher national schools competition.
In the late 1960's with Drumkeerin being so successful at adult level a strong Drumkeerin contingent was present on the Leitrim Senior County team.
Joe Leyden played against Roscommon in the Connacht Championship in '66. Michael McTiernan featured in the league that year. In 1967 Leitrim reached the Connacht Final. McTiernan, Leyden and Danny O'Grady featured in the loss to Mayo. The same players featured again in '68 v Sligo, with John Travers and Vinny McKeon joining in '69. A year which included Championship v Mayo and a famous trip to play the hosts in two games in New York.
1990's - Present
The 1990's opened with continued success at underage level. The U14 Rural Championship was won in 1990 and '91, and having lost the U16 Ned Dolan Cup Final and Minor Rural Championship final's in 1992 the U16 League Division 1 Title was won that year.
At adult level the Division 3 League Final was reached in 1990 but St Mary's were the victors by 4-01 to 1-09.
1992 was a momentus year for Drumkeerin at adult level. The Club were unlucky to lose both the Intermediate (Div 2) League and Intermediate Championship final's to Melvin Gaels. The League Final scoreline was 3-05 to 1-09. Championship was 1-08 to 0-08.
Some consolation was gained however with promotion to Senior Division One and thus Senior Championship.
The above photo was taken prior to the Intermediate Championship Final v Melvin Gaels.
In 1993 the more veteran players in the club did the club proud by reaching the final of the then existing "Over 30's Competition". St Mary's were victorious winning the match on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-09.
The U16 Rural Championship was won in a close encounter with Carigallen in 1993, however Carigallen gained some manner of revenge by defeating Drumkeerin in the Dolan Cup Final later that year. The Minor B Championship was won in 1993 and again in '94 with victories over Annaduff, and the Minor Rural League was won in 1995.
Pairc Naomh Bríd (St Brigid's Park) was officially opened in May 1993 with Derry and Leitrim providing a highly entertaining Senior Challenge to mark the occasion. Many years of fundraising and work effort had gone into the development process of the Park since it's purchase 10 years earlier.
Further underage success was gained in the late 90's with The Dolan Cup won for the first time in 1997, and league medals claimed at U12 and U16 level's during the years.
In 1998 our senior Scor Novelty Act team won the clubs 2nd County Title in that event.
The minors reached the B championship final in 1999 but went down to a strong Gortletteragh team.
At adult level, After reaching the Intermediate Championship semi-final in 1999, Drumkeerin opened the new millenium by progressing a step further to the final in 2000. Unfortunately St Mary's were the victors on this occasion on a scoreline of 2-07 to 0-09. The intermediate's also contested the League Final in 2000 but went down to Cloone (1-07 to 0-07) after a replay.
The 2000's have proved another successful decade at underage level. The decade opened in 2000 with the U14's doing the double of Rural Championship and 15-a-side league.
During the decade the structure of underage football in Leitrim has changed somewhat with the old format of overall/towns and rural competitions being largely replaced by a new format of 9-a-side, 11-a-side, 13-a-side, and 15-a-side competitions with clubs entering teams at levels based on playing resources available. Despite the structure changes Drumkeerin have continued to flourish at underage level.
The victorious U14's of 2000 continued their success at U16 level in 2002 by winning the Overall/15-a-side league and championship double.
The Minors reached the B Championship Final in 2001 but went down to a strong Kiltubrid team.
The U12 13-a-side championship was claimed in 2003 when the result of the league final was overturned by Drumkeerin in defeating Dromhair to claim the title.
2004 was a very successful year with the U12's and U16's winning 13-a-side championship's and the Minors claiming the B title.
In 2005 the U12's continued their winning ways by claiming the 13-a-side league title, and the U14's won the 13-a-side championship by defeating Allen Gaels after a replay.
At U21 level Drumkeerin have competed at a very strong level throughout the decade. After contesting the B final in the previous four years, the club were delighted for the players and management when success was finally gained against Carrigallen in 2006. The group of players who defeated Carrigallen have therefore won honours at all levels from U14 to U21.
2006 also seen the U12's continue their winning ways by reclaiming the 13-a-side championship against Melvin Gaels, and reaching the league final V Drumreilly.
In 2007 the U21's opted to enter the championship at 'A' level, and the team went all the way to the final before unfortunately falling to a strong Glencar/Manorhamilton side.
2007 also seen the U14's reach the 15-a-side championship final but unfortunately Glencar/Manorhamilton were the victors on this occasion.
The 2000's have also been an important decade for the club in ladies and girls football.
Drumkeerin entered teams in adult Ladies football in the early 2000's, and after losing the Junior B final in 2001, success was gained the following year by claiming the "Division 2 League" and "Junior B Championship" crowns.
Club players Sinead Gilhooley and Ailish Curnyn were named "County Leitrim - Junior B Club Player" of the year in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
In 2006 the club entered a team in the U12 community games and the success achieved by the girls was remarkable as they claimed Leitrim and Connacht titles and proceeded on to represent Connacht in the Mosney games.
Following on from this teams have been entered at U12 and U14 in the Leitrim girls competitions. In 2007 the U12 girls were championship winners and in 2008 the U14 girls have won the championship.
2008 has also seen the U14 mixed boys & girls team claim the club's second ever U14 15-a-side league title, and the U21's continue their remarkable final's record by reaching their 7th consecutive final. This time the B Championship grade was entered and victory was gained in the final by 2-12 to 1-07 over Carrigallen.
The following photo shows the 2008 U21 panel (& mascot Francie Davitt) prior to the final.
At adult level the 2000's has proved a mixed bag in terms of progress and success. With the restructuring of Leitrim league and championship format's at intervals throughout the decade, the club has played at Senior and Intermediate levels in championship throughout the years.
The club reached the Senior B Championship final in 2004, however lost out to Glencar/Manorhamilton in the final. In 2005 our second team were very proud to capture the League Division 4 crown with a nailbiting 4-07 to 2-12 victory over Gortletteragh in the final.
In 2007 the League Division 3 crown was gained with victory over neighbours Dromahair in the final.
In 2008 the Intermediate's contested their 3rd Championship final since 1992 but again were unfortunate to come out on the losing side. This time losing to a heartbreaking injury time winner in the final v Aughnasheelin.
Click here for the 'Leitrim Observer' match report on the final.
The period 1990 to 2008 has also been marked by other notable achievements and milestones. Tarmon National School had the remarkable record of winning "8" 2-teacher national schools championships in a row from 1990-97 and later claimed an All-Ireland national schools title. Lough Allen College won a County Leitrim U15 VEC title and in 2008 a Connacht C VEC title.
Clubman Seamus Gallagher became the first North Leitrim man to be elected as Secretary of Leitrim County Board. Jimmy McNama has been chairman of Leitrim Coiste Na N'Og.
In 1994 the club made a very enjoyable visit to Corby O'Rahilly's club in England. Tarmon native Aidan Flynn who now lives in Corby initiated the trip. In 1995 we returned the favour by welcoming Corby to Drumkeerin to play a fixture.
Club player John Cullen won a Sigerson cup medal with Sligo I.T., and Micheal Foley was a panelist on Leitrim's Connacht winning minor side in 1998.
Clubman Eamonn O'Grady (Jnr) has referred County Senior, Connacht U21, and Connacht Minor finals.
The Handball Club was reformed with the construction of a new court at Pairc Naomh Bríd. Since then, handball is flourishing with a very high number of players taking up the sport and success being achieved at Connacht A and B at underage levels.
The club lotto was setup and since it's inception has been a very important fundraiser for the club.
The club facilities have been constantly improving. Even in 2008 a pitch widening and lenghtening process has been undertaken.
A training pitch has also been developed and at present plans are in process to add a Gym in the complex which holds the Handball court.
Adult Level Mens Football:
- Junior Championship (3) 1966 1975 1985
- North Leitrim Championship (4) 1939 1943 1964 1966
- Junior League (5) 1967 1971 1975 1981 1985
- League Division 3 (1) 2007
- League Division 4 (1) 2005
Adult Level Ladies Football:
- Junior B Championship (1) 2002
- League Division 2 (1) 2002
Underage Football & Hurling:
- U21 B Championship (2) 2006 2008
- Minor B Championship (3) 1993 1994 2004
- U16 Championship (County Overall) (2) 1969 2002
- U16 Championship (Rural) (1) 1993
- U16 Championship (13-a-side) (1) 2004
- U16 Hurling Championship (1) 1969
- U15 OgSport Competition (1) 1984
- U14 Championship (Rural) (3) 1990 1991 2000
- U14 Championship (13-a-side) (1) 2005
- U12 Championship (Rural) (3) 1979 1987 1988
- U12 Championship (13-a-side) (3) 2003 2004 2006
- Minor League (County Overall) (2) 1970 1971
- Minor League (Rural) (1) 1995
- U17 Dolan Cup (1) 1997
- U16 League (Division 1/15-a-side) (2) 1992 2002
- U16 League Division 2 (1) 1998
- U14 League (Division 1/15-a-side) (2) 2000 2008
- U12 League (13-a-side) (1) 2005
- U12 League Division 2 (1) 1996
- U12 League Division 3 (2) 1995 1997
* Note all "Rural" titles above were 13-a-side. Format changed during 2000's from "Rural" & "Towns" (Overall) to 9/11/13/15-a-side champ's based on player resources.
* Drumkeerin contributed to Minor Champions in 1975 as Shamrock Gaels with Dromahair and Allen Gaels. And in 1982, 1987, and 1990 as St Francis with Allen Gaels.
* Drumkeerin were amalgamated with Ballinaglera on U12, U14, and U16 successes listed above for years 1987-1993.
* Note: If any of the above listing is incorrect or if there is missing data please contact the website administrator to inform.
Underage Ladies Football:
- U14 Championship (1) 2008
- U12 Championship (1) 2007
- Connacht Community Games (1) 2006
- Leitrim Community Games (1) 2006
Many handball honours have been won to date including 2007 Connacht A U14 doubles, Connacht B underage titles, and many other titles.
- Senior Ballad Group (1) 1977
- Senior Novelty Act (2) 1979 1998
- Senior Motion Speaking (1) 1972
Lough Allen College:
- Connacht Snr "C" Champ (1) 2008
- Leitrim U15 VEC Champ (3) 1979 1984 1991
- Leitrim 2 Teacher NS Champ (8) 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
- All Ireland NS Title (1)
- Leitrim 3 Teacher NS Champ (1) 1987