ST MICHAELS MAGHERALIN - CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 1962-2012
Naomh MicheŠl CLG, Machaire Lainne. Co. An Duin
St. Michael's GAC is celebrating 50 years at the heart of the community in 2012. Formed out of the old St. Patricks's Magheralin and St. Colman's Kilwarlin teams, an amalgamated parish team was established in 1962.
The club has enjoyed a lot of success throughout the last 50 years, including a Down Senior Championship final in 1966 as well as the Junior Championship successes of 1987, 1991 and 2004. The ladies team formed in 2001 has also reached two Down Junior Finals.
St. Michael's is also proud to boast Down All-Ireland Championship winners at Senior (George Lavery - 1960 and 1961); Under 21 (Adrian McAufield and Martin McCann - 1979) and Minor (A. McAufiled, Brian Robinson, MMcCann all 1977; Peter Cunningham - 1999; and Declan Lavery - 2005)
Following an extended period of little underage activity at the club, St. Michael's are finding their way again at underage level, and it is expected that this youth of today will be the stars of tomorrow bringing much success to the club over the next 50 years.