Wild Geese GAA

Founded 1888

Co. Dublin

Club History

The club was established in 1888 by Patrick Archer making it one of the oldest in Dublin.The club in Oldtown was called Wild Geese to commemorate those Irish who had travelled abroad to serve in the militaries of other countries.In 1952 Fingal Rovers hurling club was established in Rolestown with many players having previously played with Wild Geese among their membership. Meeting were held in Hurley makers Owen and Tom Butlers and they travelled to matches in their van. Fingal Rovers were runners up in the Fingal Hurling League, losing to Portrane but won a County special competition defeating Porton Docks in Islandbridge. Wild Geese was a football only club up until 2007 when the juvenile hurling was set up with the first adult team coming the next year. In 2019 the Camogie team was set up.

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