Dorsey-Emmets

Chairman


Ciaran Lennon

Fón: 00353 87 939 9854

 

Secretary


Declan Gartland

Fón: 077 3903 1279

 

Email:


 secretary.dorseyemmets.armagh@gaa.ie

County Board Delegate Name


Ciaran Lennon

Fón: 028 30 878077

 

PRO


Declan Gartland

Fón: 028 30 888926

 

Website


www.facebook.com/DorseyEmmettsGFC

Dorsey Emmets is a developing club and has been in operation in its current from for 14 years.  The club is based in a small rural area of South Armagh in the parish of Lower Creggan.

In 1999 Dorsey Emmets was reformed after 44 years, at the first meeting to discuss the possible reformation over 100 people packed a small community centre to list to the notion of a Dorsey Emmets team playing in Dorsey once again.  And in 2000 Dorsey Emmets GFC was once again affiliated with Armagh County Board.

From that evening Dorsey Emmets has gone from strength to strength.

In 2003, Dorsey Emmets took on with their most ambitious project which was fundraising for their own pitch.

On 15th April 2007, Dorsey Emmets played their first league game in the newly developed Rory McGee Park against local rivals Forkhill.  The field was named in honour of Rory McGee who was the first Club Secretary and was pivotal in the survival of the club in those days.  Rory died suddenly in his mid-twenties before the completion of the Club grounds.

In 2012, Dorsey Emmets achieved a Gold Standard Club Maith award; only the seventh club in Ulster, and the second club in Armagh to do so (the first being Crossmaglen Rangers). Club Maith is a club accreditation scheme which is unique to the GAA. It allows clubs to be benchmarked against best practice standards across the full range of GAA activity. A Club Maith award makes a clear, proven statement about the quality of a club, right across the board. The Gold award is only conferred on excellent clubs. On the field Dorsey Emmets has had its most successful year to date with the mens senior team achieving promotion to Division 2, while the ladies reached the Junior Final and won the division Shield Final.

On 5th May 2013, Dorsey Emmets proudly officially opened Rory McGee Park.  This is one of the proudest moments in Dorsey Emmets recent history and will be remembered fondly by all members as Armagh took on Louth on Dorsey soil.  Dignitaries from Ulster GAA, Armagh GAA and Louth GAA Boards were in attendance to celebrate this momentous day, which seen 5 of the original 2000 Dorsey Emmets team play for their County.

Dorsey Emmets currently have teams at all age levels from U8 to U21 including a Senior panel that boasts experience and Youth.  Our ladies teams have excelled in recent years reaching the Junior Championship final in 2012 and 2013 and with the introduction of a new U12 ½ girls team this year, looks like they will be competing in the years to come.