1975: The Club was formed on the 4th November 1975.  The formation meeting was attended by 30 people.  It was agreed the club would start with football and progress to hurling.  Trinity Gaels was agreed as the name of the club and the club colours were Black and Red. 
The following people were elected onto the executive committee. 
Chairman           Mr Brendan Smart
PRO's                Mr Brendan Smart, Mr Vincent Murphy and Mr Sean Buckly
Secretary's          Mr Sean Buckley, Mr Tom Brennan and Fr. Joe Collins
Treasurar             Mr Sean Buckley
 
 
1976: In February 1976 there were 80 boys in the parish training with the Club. In June a Disciplinary Committee was elected and Mr Harry Collins, Mr Michael Houlihan and Mr Brendan Smart were elected onto the committee.
 
The mentors for the first season were:
U10     Mr Brendan Smart, Mr Michael Houlihan and Mr Paul Cowman
U11     Mr Vincent Murphy and Mr Donal Cullen
U12     Mr Sean Lawlor and Mr Sean Buckley
U14     Mr Gerry Boylan, Mr Paddy Fitzpatrick and Mr Liam Flood
 
In August the u14 team were invited to play in the Kilbarrack tournament and they made it to the final.
 
1977: In February the Club entered the u10, u11, u12 and u14 teams into the Fingal Summer Leagues.  While no outright success was recorded in the competitions, all teams performed creditably and all players were kept active during the Summer months.  
Also this month we were allocated two pitches one in Donaghmede Park and the other in Streamville.   
 
Our first Hurling Team was managed and coached by Mr. Boylan, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Smartt. This team produced performances and victories that had exceeded our expectations.
With a view to keeping our Juvenile players active an internal 7 a side competition was organized. There were three different age groups. u13-15, u11-13 and u11.  Trophies were presented to the winners of every group.
The first Junior team was set up early in January and in August they entered the Junior 4 'B' League and they showed some promising results. In this year regionalisation was introduced which enabled the Club to increase its number of teams in the season 1977 - 1978. Also in this year we organized our first Annual Dinner Dance. The Clubs first referees were Brendan Monaghan and Shane Kelly who did a splendid job when refereeing in the Juvenile Leagues.  
 
 
1978 : On the 12th of March, the Junior Hurlers played their first match which ended in a draw with Naomh Barrog. On the 5th of May, they won their first championship match against Thomas Davis but lost the second round to Naomh Mearnog. In the league they reached the top four play - off but were beaten in the semi-final by Dundrum.  
The u11 Hurling Team  brought the first success to the Club when they won the Division 'B' Title in this year.   In the Junior 4 League we finished second winning 11 out of 12 matches losing only once to Naomh Barrog.
 
1979: This year saw our Junior Hurling Team  bring the first success to our Adult section. They won the Junior B League which saw them  unbeaten in 8 matches. This year in our juvenile section we had 3 Hurling teams, u10, u11 and u12.
 
1980: This year saw the Junior A' Hurlers win the League where they were unbeaten in 8 matches. The Junior 3 Team were beaten by Cuala in the Final of the League. We entered four teams in the Juvenile Hurling Leagues this year. They were under 10, 11, 12 and 13. Our under 10 team won 6 matches out of 8 before losing out to a Craomh Chiaran in the top 4 Final.    We fielded 7 Juvenile Football teams this year, which was an improvement of one on the previous year.
 
1981: The Intermediate Hurlers in their first season at this level won 6 of their 11 matches. They also won the Millar shield this year by beating Naomh Fionbarra in the Final by 2-08 to I-O5.
Our u10 'A' Team were beaten in the Final of their League by St. Vincents on a scoreline of 2-06 to 1 point.   Our u11 A' Team  also got to the Final of the League where they to were beaten by St. Vincents.
This year also brought about the first players in our Club to represent Dublin. They were Ivan O'Connor and Eamon Ryan. These players were the stars in a side that won the Leinster Final in Tullamore. John Murphy was also selected on the Dublin u14 Hurling Team.
This year saw the first Camogie Team  being introduced into the Club.
Robert Ryan Represented Trinity Gaels when he was Selected by the North Dublin City u15s Football Team  to play in London during the Summer.
 
1982: This year Trinity Gaels was represented on the playing field by 18 Teams. The u14 Hurling Team won the Feile na nGael Division 3 Competition beating Keady from Armagh in the Final and therefore have the unique distinction of bringing the first National Title to the Club and almost being the first Club in Dublin to do this. Naomh Barrog pipped us to this honour when they won the Division 4 Title an hour before us. This Team also finished second in their League. The men behind this success were Gerry Boylan, Tommy Molloy, Frank McManus, Ray Whelan and Owen Cuddy.

Our Camogie Under 14 Team reached the Championship Final but were beaten by Marino. The Junior 'C' Camogie Team finished third in their League. Our Junior 3 Team reached the semi final of the League where they were beaten 7 points to four by St. Marks in O'Toole Park.

During the year we held a seven a side competition for Minor, Under 16 and Under 15 Football Teams. This was organised by Seamus Mclntyre and the Winning Captain was Connor Kennedy. This year Paul Elliott represented the Club on the trip to London.

1983: The Feile Team  this year won the Division 3 Title in Dublin but lost in the National Semi Final to Mount Sion of Waterford. This year was our most successful to date. We won 7 Leagues and I Tournament. This year we were represented on the playing field by 20 Teams
 
1984 : This year was the Centenary year of the G. A. A. We had a Special Day on the 29th July to celebrate this year. The day started with mass celebrated in Irish by our P.P. Fr. O'Sullivan for all our Club members and throughout the afternoon the Finals of our seven a side Tournament were held in Fr. Collins Park. 
The Junior 3 Team lost in the Quarter-Final of the Championship to Kilmore but made up for this disappointment by beating O'Connell boys by 9 points in the Final of the Division 3 League.
1984 also saw the introduction of our first Under 21 Football side, which finished third in the League. This Team  also competed in the Centenary Blitz were they were narrowly beaten by Innisfails in the Final.
Brian Craine brought the first medal to the Club in Handball when he won a Competition in Croke Park. Eamonn Mooney and David Doyle successfully completed a Coaching Course during this year. Brian Mulhall was named as Club boy of the year. Paul Carter represented the Club on the North City Juvenile Football team which travelled to London.  
 
1985: Our Minor Hurlers were beaten in the Final of the Championship by Kilmacud Crokes by 3-10 to 1-06 on the l4th of July. This Team  was the first in the Club to reach a Championship Final.
Our Team  playing in the Community Games won the Gold medal in Dublin but were beaten in the Leinster Semi-Final.
Our Under 21 Team  finished second in the League but were well beaten in the semi- final of the Championship by Whitehall Colmcilles.  Brian Mulhall represented the Club on the Annual Trip to London this year.  
 
1986: Our Under 16 Football Team lost to Ballymun Kickhams in the replay of the Championship in Croke Park by I-06 to 2-07.
Our Junior Division 2 Football team were beaten in the Final of the League by St. Josephs in Parnell Park by 1-09 to 2-07. Our Under 10 'B' Hurling Team were runners up in the League.

1987: Our Minor Football Team won the Division 1 Title by beating Naomh Barrog by I point in the Final. Our Under I I 'B' Hurling Team won the League this year and also one the play - off with the South Side Winners Clanna Gael. The Under 12 'C' Hurlers won the Title by winning 10 matches out of 10 but lost to the South Side Winners Lucan.
In this years Feile Na nGael we qualified for a trip to Laois but were beaten in the Semi-Final by the Harriers from Wexford. The Minor Hurling Team won the Division 2 League but unfortunately were beaten by St. Oliver Plunketts in the Championship Final.
In Camogie the Junior 'B' finished Runners Up in their League. This Team also won the Craomh Chiarain Silver Jubilee Trophy.
This year saw a number of our players represent our Club at County Level:
· Vincent Murphy was selected on the Minor Football and Hurling County Teams.
· Mark McManus was selected on the Minor Hurling Panel.
· John Paul O'Brien was selected on the Dublin Trip to London.
· Padraig Tierney played for Dublin Football Team at Under 14.
· Keith Duffy played for the North Dublin Football Under 12 Team  while Paul Ryan, Ciaran Brody and Francis Delaney played for the North Dublin Hurling Team.
 
1994: Our Intermediate Camogie Side won the 'B' Championship against Marino in a replay this year and also won the League Title.  Our Under 16 'B' Hurling Team won the Championship.    Our Intermediate Footballers beat St. Kevins in the Championship Final to reach Senior Status for the First time in the Clubs history.
Our Junior Hurlers also won the Championship this year when they beat St. Vincents and finished second in the Intermediate League behind Eoghan Ruaidh.  The Under 21 Footballers won their League by beating Clontarf in the Final.
Martin Mclnerney represented the Club on the London Trip.
 
1995: Our Intermediate Hurlers Won both the League and Championship this year gaining Senior Status.
Trinity Gaels was a Senior Club in both Football and Hurling for the first time - a great achievement.
The Under 21 Footballers reached the Final of the Championship but were beaten by Ballyboden St. Endas.
Brendan O'Brien played for the Dublin Under 21 Football and Hurling Team this year and Mervyn Forde played on the Dublin Minor Football Team this year.
Damien McCormack, Robert Fennelly and Tony Boylan played for the Dublin Under 21 Hurling Team this year.
 
1996: The Under 16 Hurlers who completed a great 12 months by adding the 'A' Championship to the previous years 'B' Championship.
 
1999: This year saw the club fulfil its life long ambition of competing in Division One of Senior Football League. We captured the title in what was in effect a league final against Thomas Davis in Tallaght. Victory on the day was secured by a solid second half performance.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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