he first reference we have to a club in Templeport is to the Bawnboy Gallowglasses formed in 1888. The club played in some local tournaments winning their first on November 1st, 1888. The GAA was well in decline in Cavan when the Parnell scandal broke in December 1890. The political split that followed in the early months of 1891 divided every parish into Parnellites and Anti-Parnellites. In January 1891 a new team appeared in Templeport called the Templeport Raparees. Templeport Raparees was founded in the southern end of the parish in 1891. A few years later both clubs ceased to exist.

Templeport St. Aidan's G.A.A Club was founded on 11th December 1910 and has been in existence ever since. Over the years they have won one Senior Football Championship (1923), four Senior Leagues, four Intermediate Championships and six Junior Championships. In underage football they have won three County Titles at U16, five at U14 and three at U12.

The club had no permanent football pitch during their first seventy years of existence and played at over twenty different venues during that time. In 1962 they acquired a field from the Irish Land Commission on the Bawnboy Demesne, on which they carried out extensive development including the building of modern dressing rooms.

Recent developments have seen the club take a large leap in to the modern game with the construction of two new state of the art pitches. These pitches are due to be officially opened in the summer of 2005 providing Templeport with the facilities required to compete at the highest levels. The future looks bright for the club both on the pitch and off.










 

 

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