History of Our Club

Here you'll find a brief summary of Owen Roes year by year.

Click on the year to access all you need to know about Club events of that season.

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2013- The 2013 year ended without any silverware but with signs of progress on the field, the feelings at the end of the campaign were that of optimism. The senior side had a decent Championship and a half way finish, for a very young side, in the league table was an improvement on recent years. The minors performed very well in grade one, and with the U16 boys also fielding there, the production line of good young players into the first team looks set to continue. The girls U12s showed that there is promise for ladies football in the Club too with some decent performances. On the County scene Cathal McShane was a key part of the Tyrone minor side that lost to Mayo in the All Ireland final, while Ryan McAleer was selected on an Ulster U16 development squad.

2012- Although missing the finals of previous year, 2012 will probably still be classed as a positive one for the Club. The U14s competed well at grade 1, with the U16s also showing positive signs as they battled well in grade 2 of the U16 league. The minors would feel very hard down by to miss out on the grade 2 minor decider after losing to Kildress at the semi final stage after dominating the game. At senior level we are seeing signs of fruit as a very young team picked up 3 victories and could've had much more. Ladies underage football also shows hints of improving as well, as the ladies U14s missed out at the semi stage in both league and championship by a kick of a ball. The year will also be remembered for a very successful The Jig Factor.

2011- The Club followed up their success at underage level in 2010 with more of the same in 2011. The U14s added a grade 2 Championship title to the trophy cabinet, before the minors annexed a first ever minor title for the Club accounting for Aghaloo in the minor league decider. The U16 and U13 sides fell just short of glory losing in County finals. The seniors had another frustrating year, but ladies football showed signs of blooming with the U14 girls reaching the last four of the Championship. Ryan Devine, Cathal McShane and Stephen Harper lifted the Buncrana Cup for Tyrone U16s, with Ryan McAleer, Michael Dooher and Naomh Barr also representing Tyrone in 2011, with Tyrone minors having Ryan McShane on board for their campaign.

2010- This was a historic year for the club- the 40th in existence- as we reached 7 county finals at varying levels. The U14s lost out in the Feile final and Championship decider but won the Grade 3 league while the U16s reached the Championship Final and League semi-final. They also won the Dickie Duffy Memorial Cup. The Minors and U21s reached the Championship Finals but ended up on the runners up podium too, as did the U15s in the Feile grade 2 show down. The club had 3 players on the U15 Tyrone Development Squad - Stephen Harper, Cathal McShane and Ryan Devine. The Seniors has a poor run out, ending up low down in the table, but there was some positives at adult football as the senior ladies fielded once more. 2010 also marked the reopening of Pairc an Ghleanna.

2009- The club Senior side finishes mid-table under new manager Maxi Curran. This year saw the club enter an Under 21 side. At youth level, the U14s reached the league semi-final, and the U13s reaching the grade 3 final. Cathal McShane and Stephen Harper were selected for the Tyrone U14 School of Excellence. The Grand Development Draw came to a close with Sharon Kelly the lucky winner of 100,000.

2008- The club's senior side have a poor year as the finish bottom of division three. At youth level the club received a boost with both the minor and U13 teams competing at grade 2, while Stephen Kelly and Conor Casey were selected for the Tyrone U15 development squad. Off the pitch work commences on the club's huge development project.

2007- Brendan Boggs adds an Ulster senior medal to his silverware, as Tyrone lift the Anglo-Celt. The seniors suffer an indifferent year, as rebuilding continues. Owen Roes minors are a whisker away from a grade 2 Championship final. The club's U13s miss out in the U13 decider.


2006- The Owen Roes senior side get used to life in division 3. The club competes at senior ladies level for the first time in years. The minors reach the championship last four.


2005- Sam Maguire returns to the County once more following Mickey Harte's Tyrone odyssey. At Club level 2005 proves not to be a good year for Owen Roes, as the Club suffers relegation to division 3. Brendan Boggs maintains a recent tradition by Captaining the Tyrone VS side to Ulster and All-Ireland glory.


2004- This year proved to be a historic year for the Gaels of Leckpatrick. The club's U14 footballers brought an All-Ireland title to the club as they lifted the Division 6 All-Ireland Feile crown. This supplemented the Grade 3 County Championship that they had lifted just a few weeks earlier. The one downside of the football year in Tyrone was the death in early Spring of Cormac McAnallen.


2003- Always to be remembered as the year the 'Sam Maguire' finally came to Tyrone. Leckpatrick proudly had Declan McCrossan among the squad that made history. The Owen Roe senior team also had a good year lifting the Div 3 league title to rejoin the ranks of Intermediate football. Brendan Boggs also made his Tyrone minor debut and lifted the Ulster Minor Championship. The club's dinner dance was a huge success and had on display the 7 trophies lifted by club men that season. The seniors went out of the Junior Championship following a 1-11 to 0-7 defeat in Strabane at the hands of eventual winners Eskra.

2002- Declan McCrossan and the Tyrone team lift a Senior County title for the first time ever as the National League Trophy comes to Tyrone. The Senior side ended up being relegated to Junior football at the end of the season. This was down to the restructuring that was going on in the League as the club actually finished in 12th spot.

2001- Declan McCrossan's first year as a Tyrone Senior footballer sees him get a prestigious All-Star nomination.

2000- Paul Bradley captains the Tyrone Vocational school's team to the All Ireland Final, where they lose to Dublin. Declan McCrossan and the Tyrone U21 side lift the Hastings Cup, Ulster and All-Ireland Championships.