Cumann Camogaiochta Naomh Jude

1975 to 1982

In the late 1970's and early 1980's, hurling and camogie were played in Bishop Galvin N.S., and in 1981 coaching was undertaken in the first week of July as part of the Summer Project. In the winter of 1981and the spring of 1982 hurling and camogie followers in St. Judes agreed to set up a hurling and camogie section in the club.


The first meeting was held in B.G.N.S on the 24th March 1982. The meeting was attended by, among others, Jack Boland, Michael Ryan, Peter Lucey, Finbarr Murphy, Carmel Reen, Charlie Moran, Donnchadh O Liathain and Jimmy O' Dwyer. Coaching began in Tymon Park in May 1982 on Thursday nights from 7.15 to 8.15.

"A  Run for Hurling and Camogie" was very successful in raising funds. Internal club leagues were begun in September for Under 10 and Under 12 teams in both codes. Through B.G.N.S.,  helmets (£3 each), and hurleys  (£2............both heavily subsidised), were bought.


Training squads were set up with Camogie Beginners under the care of Nora Farrell and Carmel Reen and the more experienced Juveniles with Kay Hughes.


The first camogie team played in the Community Games. Training for Camogie and Hurling was on Thursday nights. Over 150 children attended these sessions. Catherine Kelliher registered eighteen Under 14 Camogie players with the Board, who told them they would need proper playing outfits and a regulation pitch before being sanctioned to play in Leagues.


By the end of 1985, the Camogie teams at Under 11 and Under 13 were well established.Several beginners were being coached and a Junior team was formed for adults.


 A Camogie pitch was provided in Tymon Park, but was not acceptable to the Board, as the dimensions were incorrect. Rita Moran took charge of the  Camogie team.  B.G.N.S. reached a Schools' Camogie Final which was played in Boherna breena.  In September, the following teams were entered in Camogie competitions:

  • Under 11A, Michael Reynolds
  • Under 11B, Ann Dennehy
  • Under 12, Bob Carty
  • Under 14, Rita Moran
  •  Junior B, Catherine Kelliher



The Junior Bs won their first League game , playing Thomas Davis. The Clubhouse was officially opened on Sunday 11th October 1987

by Mick Loftus, President of the GAA.  In Camogie, the occasion was marked by St. Judes playing St. Patricks of Wicklow. Bishop Galvin lose a Camogie Final to St. Marks of Springfield.


In 1988 Bishop Galvin contested a Camogie Final , losing narrowly to Donard Co. Wicklow. There was also difficulty with the camogie County Board having problems securing insurance for Camogie players.


Bishop Galvin Camogie win the Corn Chuchulainn against Loreto Rathfarnham.

21 new camogie Camogie players were recruited by Sean Breheny from B.G.N.S. 

Five  Camogie teams were entered in the 1989 Leagues:

  • Under 11, Ruth Carty, Mary O'Toole.   
  • Under 12, Ann Dennehy, Mary Crennan, Kathleen McCabe
  • Under 13, Kay Hughes, Joan Molamphy
  • Under 14, Sean Breheny, Joe Scanlon
  • Junior B, Mary Farrell, Catherine Kelliher, Tadhg Dennehy.


Marie O'Brien, Seamus Massey, Billy O Frighil and  Philip Clarke were coming to the fore in their contribution to Camogie.  Camogie, sticks were presented to St.Macdaras College and help was provided for their internal LeaguesThe Camogie mentors were given the go-ahead to buy skirts. Match officials noticed that our players were not uniformly togged-out!  Ruth Carty's team won the Under 11 League and  Championship. Ann Dennehy and Joan Molamphy were nominated to go on a coaching course to Gormanston.


Our Camogie Under 11s won both League and Championship under Ann Dennehy and Seamus Massey.


Seamus Massey and Marie O'Brien brought the 1992 Under 11 Championship back to Judes.


1993 was a sad year for St. Judes GAA  Club, and especially for the Camogie section when one of our Under 16 players, Marie Durkan died after an illness in hospital. The Durkan Family presented a Trophy to the Club in her memory, and the Marie Durkan Cup Competition for invited teams began in 1994 with 8 teams, and continued for six  years, culminating in the presentation of the cup, with the family's approval,  to the Camogie County Board in 2000. The County Board afforded the Cup high status when they allocated it as the Senior B Championship Trophy. The first winners of the Senior B Marie Durkan Cup in the year 2000 were Saint Judes Senior B Camogie squad.

St. Judes Under 12s won their League.


St.Judes lost the inaugural Final of the Marie Durkan Cup to Saint Marks.

Our Under 14 team, managed by Seamus Massey, Joan Molamphy and Rita Gallagher,  won the Dublin Feile and represented Dublin in the National Feile in Limerick. They also won the League and were beaten Finalists in the Championship.

Our Under 11s won the Championship, and our Under 12s and Under 13s reached the Championship Finals.


Our Junior As  lost the Championship Semifinal and the Semifinal of the Marie Durkan Cup and were were Runners-up in the Division One League.

Our Under 13s (Billy O Frighil and Philip Clarke) were Runners-up in the League and Championship.

Our Under 15s (Joan Molamphy and Rita Gallagher) were also Runners-up in League and Championship.

Geraldine Mangan and Rita Gallagher's Under 12 team won the Championship.


There were 60 young beginners on Orwell Green in 1996.

(No further records apparently available for this year: Can anybody help?)


St.Judes Junior A's promoted to Intermediate status. This team also won the Marie Durkan Cup.

Seamas Massey and Marie O'Brien managed the Dublin Minor team and won the 1997 Leinster Championship. Sarah Massey, Aoife Kelly and Deirdre O'Connor were on the team.

Sarah Breheny and Fiona Guckian were selected on the Dublin Junior team.


A great year for Camogie.  We had teams at Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 15, Junior B and Intermediate. Our Junior B's beat Good Counsel in the Championship Final, making it the firstadult Camogie final for the Club. A week later, our intermediates beat Portobello to win Senior status for Saint Judes. 


Saint Judes Senior B Camogie team acquit themselves well in League and Championship.


The Senior B team beat St.Vincents in the Championship Final, thus bringing  the first Senior Championship title of any code back to Judes.The last Marie Durkan Cup Competition was held in 2000 and, happily, was won by St.Judes. The Cup was then presented to the County Board and became the Senior B Championship Trophy.


The Senior B's won again in 2001, winning the Marie Durkan Cup in the process and gaining promotion to Division One.. The Cup was presented by Seamus Massey, who was Chairman of the County Board and a mentor of the winning team. St.Judes were at last Senior A, a great accomplishment for a small club.

Our Junior A team finished in the bottom half of the League and didn't have any impact on the Championship.

Our Under 14s and  Under 15s struggled in Division One.

Marie O'Brien appointed Secretary of the County Board.


The Seniors retained their status under Manager Peter Lucey and mentors Ger Mangan and Sean Breheny. The Junior B's won their League and were runners-up in the Cup., and were promoted to Junior A.

At Juvenile level in 2002:

  • Under 11, Irene Dunne
  • Under 12, Mary McDonagh
  • Under 13, Patricia Cahill
  • Under 14, Concepta Ryan
  • Under 16, Mary Monaghan, Mary Joyce.


Senior A beaten in Round One of the Championship, and finished mid table in the League. Our Juniors also out in Round One and mid-table in the League, and were beaten in the Cup Final.

2003 (continued)

Our Under 16s got to the Championship Semifinal, while our Under 14s wereRunners-up in the League.


Senior A 6th in the League, failed to qualify from Championship Round Robin and were Runners-up in the Cup.

Junior As  won League Div. One, reached Championship Semi and were Runners-up in the Cup.

Under 13s were winners Div.2.  Under 12s won their Championship,  while the Under 11s won League Div. One and reached  the Championship Semi.


Peter Lucey brought the Dublin Junior team to All-Ireland victory in Croke Park  at Junior level and was subsequently named  "Manager of the Year" by the Camogie Association.

The Senior As were League Runners-up and reached the Semifinal of the Cup, while the Interscame 6th in the League and lost the Shield Final.

The Under 16s came 3rd in the League.

The Under 14s came 2nd in Div.One

The Under 13s came 2nd in Div. One and won their Championship.

Aoife Dunne was named " Dublin Player of the Year".

Under 12s came 2nd in the League and reached the semifinal  of the Championship.

Under 11s were mid-table and were beaten in the Q.F. of the Championship.


Seniors reached the Cup semifinal, while the Inters won both the Championship and the Cup, and came 3rd in the League.

The Under 16s ended their League 4th from bottom.

The Under 14s were Runners-up in the League, won the Dublin Div.One Feile and were beaten Finalists in the Championship.

The Under 13s were 3rd in the Div.One  League.

The Under 12s were Runners-up in the League Div.Two.

The Under 11s were 3rd in Div.One and lost the Shield Final.

The Under 10s were Runners-up in League Div.One.


Seniors back down in Div.Two, where they  came 2nd in the League, Quarter-final of the championship and reached the Cup Semifinal. Our inters had secured promotion to Senior B but were withdrawn from competition after the first round.

Under 16s won Div.One but lost the Championship Final after extra time.

Under 15s won the League and Championship.

Aoife Dunne won "Dublin Under 15 Player of the Year".

Under 14s  4th in Div.One.

Under 13s mid-table Div.One

Under 11s top four Div.One.

St. Macdaras won five Camogie titles this year.


Senior B won League Div.Two, won the Div.Two Championship and were  Runners-up in the Cup. They also secured promotion back to Division One.

Ruth Breheny named as "Dublin Senior  Player of the Year".

The Intermediates won the Inter Div.2 League, were beaten in the Championship  Semifinal and won the Cup.

Under 16 Div. One Runners-up and beaten in the Championship Final.

Under 15 Div. One Runners-up.

Under 14 Div.2 Runners-up, beaten in Championship Final.

Under 12 Div. One mid-table.

Under 11A Div.One Runners-up, won Championship Final.

Under 11B Mid-table.

Blitz at Under 11 held among 9 local schools. 100 players participated.


Senior A reached Fifth place in League, beaten by 1 point in Qualifiers.

Intermediate finished 3rd in League and beaten in Championship semifinal.

Inauguration of Under 13 All-Ireland Sevens.

(No further info available on Juvenile Camogie...........)


Tara Corrigan named as "Dublin Senior County Player of the Year".

Senior As came  5th in League and reached Championship Quarter Final.

Inters came 3rd in League and reached Championship Quarter-final.

Under 18s inaugural League and Championship. Our Under 18s were Runners-up in the League.

Second year of the Under 13 All-Ireland Sevens. Cahir (Tipp) beat St. Martins (Wexford)

Under 12s reached Championship Final.

(No further info available on Juvenile Camogie............)

Geraldine Mangan and Mary Joyce recipients of the 2008 - 2010 St.Judes President's Award.

Sean Breheny named as "Dublin City Council Ambassador of Sport"


Senior A reached semifinal of the Championship and were mid-table in the League.

Inters beaten in the first Round of the Championship and were 7th in the League.

Under 18s were not entered in this year's competition.