Mr Eddie O’Reilly of Summerbank, a lifelong supporter of every Irish Ireland project takes up the story. “The Golden Era of Gaelic football in Oldcastle was the late Thirties. In 1937 Oldcastle won The Meath Junior Football Championship, having defeated Ballinabrackey in the final by 3 goals 4 points to 1 goal 1 point. This […]

Football Down The Years – Jack Gilson (1953 article)

There was as far back as we can go, a great football tradition around Oldcastle. Nearly 70 years ago we had one of the first footbal teams – THE SONS OF FREEDOM. Johnny Ford (not long deceased, go Dia trocaire ar a n-anam) was the last surviving member of the team. At an even earlier […]

BATTLES LONG AGO – Hughie Lynch Remembers

Hughie Lynch:- I can look back on half a century of activity on the Gaelic Football scene in Oldcastle. We had our own schoolboys’ pitch on the Gilson Park, which ran at right angles to the pitch proper along the Fairgreen Wall. The goalposts consisted of our discarded clothing. If we had not more than […]

Paddy Kearney Remembers

I will always have happy memories of my membership of the Oldcastle G.A.A. Club, both as player and later as chairman of the club for fifteen years. During my term as Chairman I was very fortunate that the late Phil1y Smith was Secretary of the Club. Philly was one of the most outstanding club secretaries […]

Jim Kearney talks to Brendan Smith

We started talking about some old teams and some great teams then we went on to talk about Oldcastle. Oldcastle had a great team and they met Castletown in the final and they beat Castletown. That big field at Loughcrew Church on the right hand side was a cricket pitch and there was a cricket […]

The Secretary Sounds Off by Michael Reynolds

Before I came to reside in Oldcastle around 1972, there was very little I knew about the place from a football point of view. Since then I have learned that Oldcastie is one of the oldest GAA clubs in Co. Meath and is steeped in GAA tradition. I have also heard about the famous heroes […]

Photos from the Centenary Celebrations in the Park in 1984

Almost 31 years ago………..