St. Barnabas Gaelic Football Club has been in existence
since 1972 and has achieved many great sporting honors since its first
championship was won in 1974 with the Under 12’s capturing the first of many
New York titles for St. Barnabas.
Presently, our club is growing in leaps and bounds. We are fielding teams in every age level
from Under 6’s through the senior level and having great success both on and
off the field. This is due in no small
part to the commitment of so many coaches, managers and behind the scene
helpers who keep our club strong and vibrant.
St. Barnabas has produced a host of great players who have
gone on to represent New York in many divisional levels, including the U14 New
York Feile squads, Minor teams who have represented New York in Ireland, the
college team that travels to England to compete each year, playing for New York
in the Connaught championship, as well as in the New York Junior, Intermediate
and Senior competitions.
We are very proud to have our own facility in Paddy’s Field,
which serves as a great resource for not only our club but all the Gaelic clubs
in the New York area. It was with great
foresight that our founder, Paddy Markham, worked very hard, with a lot of help
from the club’s members as well as many local politicians, in the late 1970’s
to develop a field solely for the use of Gaelic games. In 1979 Paddy’s Field was officially opened
Over the years, our club has involved tens of thousands of
people including players, parents, patrons, supporters, sponsors and fans in
our many activities. Countless hours of
enjoyment, good fun and great sport have been enjoyed by all and have made for
wonderful memories. We look forward to
continuing the wonderful tradition of teaching and playing Gaelic Football and
Hurling for many years to come.