Achievements

The GAA in Cookstown a series of Firsts.


- 1889 First Gaelic Football match recorded in Tyrone .... According to "Sport" (11.5.89), a team from Cookstown, the Owen Roe O'Neills, played home and away games against Armagh Harps. 

- 1890 Dublin Castle files confirm that Cookstown pay Affiliation Fees and are therefore confirmed as the first established GAA club in Tyrone. 

- 1891 Fr John Rock, CC, Cookstown became the first President of the GAA in Cookstown. 

- First members of Cookstown Owen Roes included;
James Corr, Joseph Corr, Gregory Mullan, Con Hannan, John O'Hanlon, Frank O'Hanlon, James Devlin, John and James Moore, Joseph and William Darragh, Michael and W. John Donnelly, Alex Donnelly, Joseph McAtackney, Charles McGlinchey, Laurence Holly, Phil Creggan, John Curran, James and Robert Stewart, Robert McAnespie, James Donnelly, Charles Quinn, Joseph W. Devlin, Joseph and Michael Boyle, James McKee, Charles McKane, Patrick McLarnon, Joseph and George Crilly, Joseph Hagan, Francis and Joseph Devlin, David Archeson. 

1909 - 22nd August - T.C O'Neill, P. Corey and B. McCann v Fermanagh become the first Cookstown players to play for Tyrone. 

1916 - Joseph McElvogue from Cookstown was elected as the first Chairman of East Tyrone Board on Sunday, 17th September, 1916, at a meeting in the Town Hall, Pomeroy.  

1917 - Cookstown Brian Og become the first team to win two County Championships in a row.


1916-17 
Cookstown Brian Og 3-1 Kilskeery McDonaghs 2-1
15th July 1917 in Omagh 

1917-18
Cookstown Brian Og 1-5 Omagh 1-3 
18th August 1918 in Dungannon 

Replay (after appeal) 
Cookstown Brian Og 1-2 Omagh O'Neills 1-1
22nd September 1918 in Coalisland. 

1923 - Joseph O'Neill becomes the first Cookstown man to become chairman of the Tyrone County Board.


1946 - On 5th May, Cookstown men Benny Dargan (right corner back), brother Malachy (midfield) and Tommy Gribben (left corner back) help secure victory for St Patrick's College, Armagh in the first All Ireland Colleges, final played at Croke Park. 

1947 -  Malachy Dargan plays on the first Tyrone Minor Team to win an All Ireland minor Title. On Sunday 14th, September, Malachy was part of the first ever Tyrone team to step on to Croke Park. 
1948 - Barney Eastwood and Malachy Dargan represent Cookstown on the first Tyrone team to win Ulster & All Ireland Minor Titles back to back.


1953 - Paddy Cullen manages Cookstown Fr Rock's to defeat Omagh after a replay (1-10 to 2-1) to win the Tyrone County Minor Championship for the first time.... Eamon O'Neill, Anthony Quinn, Dermot McCloskey, Brendan Knipe, Colm O'Neill, Seamus Glackin, Anthony McElhatton, John McKeane, Gerry Mullan, Mickey McCord, Tom Hunter, Dan Conway, Jim Caffrey, Jim Long, Thomas Darragh, Patsy Delin, Patsy McDonald, Jackie Gribben. 

1956 - Dermot McCloskey becomes the First Cookstown man to be a member of the First Tyrone Senior Team to play in Coke Park. 

1962 - Cookstown Fr Rock's beat Galbally 3-4 to 0-2 to win the first ever Tyrone Intermediate Championship. 

1967 - 28th May, Eugene Mulligan becomes the first Cookstown man to captain Tyrone Vocational Schools to an All Ireland title in Croke Park. 

1969 - Paddy Cullen leaves his post as Chairman of the Tyrone County Board after becoming the first and only man to serve the position for seventeen years. 

1977 - Cookstown Fr Rock's defeat Fintona to win the Tyrone Under 16 title for the first time. 

1978 - Seamus Coyle, Harry Quinn and Tom Sheehy manage Cookstown to defeat Greencastle 0-14 to 0-1 to win the Tyone Junior Championship for the first and only time.

1986 - Stephen Conway becomes the first Cookstown man to play for Tyrone in an All Ireland Senior Final. He is also a member of the 1989 Ulster Championship team, and the squad which reached the 1995 All Ireland Final and 1996 Semi Final.



1991 - 17th March, The first time five Cookstown men win a MacRory Cup medal on the same day. Rory McGarrity, Don Sonners, Jimmy McAllister, TP Sheehy, and Darren McNally help St Patrick's Academy defeat St Colman's College, Newry. 

1992 - TP Sheehy and Jimmy McAllister become the first Cookstown men to win an All Ireland Under 21 Championship with Tyrone. 

1993 - Benny Sheehy becomes the first Cookstown man to captain Tyrone minors to an Ulster Championship Title, Barry O' Hare also played on the team. 

1994 - Cookstown Fr Rock's win the Tyrone Under 21 Championship for the first time 
Damien Harvey, Adrian Martin, TP Sheehy, Darren McNally, Stephen McGerr, Shane Martin, Rory McGarrity, Benny Sheehy, Michael O'Neill, Don Sonners, Jimmy McAllister, Barry O'Hare, Peter Toner, Fergal McDonald, Fergal Coyle, Daniel Lawn, Archie Glackin, John McCrystal, Paul McGurk, Joe McGuckin, Ronan Sheehy, Aidan Devlin.


1996 - Cookstown Fr Rock's Ladies club is formed. 

1997 - 12th April Cookstown win their first ever Tyrone County Feile na nOg Title. 

1997 - Paul McGurk becomes the first Cookstown man to captain St Patrick's Academy Dungannon to a Hogan Cup Title. 

1997 - Sunday 29th June, Cookstown Fr Rock's defeat Pearse Og 3-9 to 3-7 to secure the All Ireland Feile na nOg Crown... 
Kevin Leonard, Colin Fox, Conor Mullan, Michael Glackin, Niall Campbell, Peter McMahon, Gavin McGrail, BJ GLackin, Rory Scullin, Brian Mulligan, Barry Mulligan, Kevin Murphy, Nigel Johnston, Martin Rea, Conall Kilpatrick, Mark Nugent, Patrick Campbell, Brian Loughran, Christopher Campbell, Barry Hughes, Mark Rodgers, Paul Nugent, Stephen Owens, Paul McElhone, Damien Mullan, John McGuigan, Gavin McGuckin. 

2001 - Cookstown Fr Rocks win the Tyrone minor League for the first time. 
Martin Rea, Aidan Hanna, Peter Armour, Shay McGahan, Mark McCabe, Conor Mullan, Nigel Johnson, Peter McMahon, BJ Glackin, Conal Kilpatrick, Barry Mulligan, Brian Mulligan, Ruairi Scullin, Niall Campbell, Barry Hughes, Michael Farrell, Kevin Murphy, Raymond Mulgrew, Conor O'Hare, Michael Owens, Damian Hanna, Mark McSorley. 

2001 - The first time that Cookstown Fr Rocks won five County youth titles in the one season. u-14 League, u-14 Championship, Feile na nOg, U-16 League, U-16 Championship, Minor League.

2003 - Owen Mulligan became the first Cookstown man to win an All Ireland Senior Football Championship Medal. 


2004 - Five Cookstown players win All Ireland minor medals in the one day; Martin Murray, Raymond Mulgrew, John Gilmore, Conor O'Hare & Kyron Devlin. 

2005 - Owen Mulligan becomes the first Cookstown man to represent Ireland in the International Rules Series. 

2005 - Owen Mulligan becomes the first Cookstown man to win an All Star award. 
 
2008 - Ryan Pickering becomes he first player to lift the MacRory Cup, Hogan Cup, Ulster Minor Championship, Ulster Minor League, All Ireland minor title all in one season. Ryan was captain of Tyrone minors and Dungannon Academy.
Above: MacRory & Hogan Cup Captains Paul McGurk (96) & Ryan Pickering (08).

2010 - Shea McGarrity carries on the tradition captaining Tyrone to another All Ireland minor title and winning the MacRory cup with Dungannon.


2010 - Cookstown become the first ever Tyrone club team to win the All Ireland Intermediate title, when they defeat Kerry champions Spa at Croke Park.


2012 - Seven Cookstown players win All Ireland medals at Croke Park when Holy Trinity College win the All Ireland Vocational Schools title. Barry Potter, Ciaran Owens, James McGahan, Ruairi Mullan, Ciaran Blake, Mattie Hughes and Owen Coyle all kept the Holy Trinity tradition alive, with previous winners such as Owen Mulligan collecting All Ireland medals at the school.


2013 - Cookstown become the first team to win the All Ireland Intermediate title for a second time, when they defeat Kerry champions Finuge 1-09 to 0-6 at Croke Park.




C
ookstown Representatives on Successful Tyrone Teams. 


Tyrone Minor Team 

1947 - Ulster & All Ireland Champions: Malachy Dargan. 
1948 - Ulster & All Ireland Champions: Malachy Drgan, Barney Eastwood. 
1967 - Ulster Champions - Dominic Fitzpatrick, Eugene Mulligan. 
1973 - Ulster & All Ireland Champions: John 'Chalkie' McGee. 
1978 - Ulster Champions: Anthony McSwiggen. 
1988 - Ulster Champions: Gerard Fowley. 
1993 - Ulster Champions: Brendan Sheehy (Captain), Barry O'Hare.
1997 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland finalists: Gareth Maguire, Brian O'Neill. 
1998 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Owen Mulligan, Emmett McNally. 
2001 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Barry Mulligan, Conor Mullan, Peter Armour. 
2003 - Ulster Champions: Martin Murray, Rymond Mulgrew, Barry Hughes. 
2004 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Martin Murray, Raymond Mulgrew, John Gilmore, Conor O'Hare, Kyron Devlin. 
2007 - Ulster Champions: Ryan Pickering 
2008 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Ryan Pickering (captain), Matthew Carberry.
2010 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Shea McGarrity (captain). 
2012 - Ulster Champions: James McGahan, Ruairi Mullan. 

Tyrone Under 21s 
1992 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: TP Sheehy, Jimmy McAllister. 
2000 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Owen Mulligan, Gareth Maguire. 
2001 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Champions: Owen Mulligan. 
2002 - Ulster Champions: Owen Mulligan. 
2003 - Ulster Champions & All Ireland Finalists: Peter Armour. 
2006 - Ulster Champions: John Gilmore, Martin Murray, Raymond Mulgrew. 

Tyrone Junior Team 
1986 - Ulster Junior Champions - Con Mulholland. 

Tyrone Senior Team
1956 - Ulster Senior Champions - Dermot McCluskey. 
1986 - Ulster Senior Champions & All Ireland Finalists - Stephen Conway. 
1989 - Ulster Senior Champions - Stephen Conway. 
1995 - Ulster Senior Champions & All Ireland Finalists - Stephen Conway. 
1996 - Ulster Senior Champions - Stephen Conway. 
2001 - Ulster Senior Champions - Owen Mulligan, Paul McGurk. 
2003 - Ulster Senior Champions & All Ireland Finalists - Owen Mulligan. 
2005 - All Ireland Champions - Owen Mulligan.
2007 - Ulster Champions - Owen Mulligan & Raymond Mulgrew.
2008 - All Ireland Champions - Owen Mulligan & Raymond Mulgrew.
2009 - Ulster Champions - Owen Mulligan & Raymond Mulgrew. 
2010 - Ulster Champions - Owen Mulligan & Raymond Mulgrew. 


 




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