Greencastle, County Tyrone


Greencastle, County Tyrone

Greencastle ( _ga. An Caisleán Glas) is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is a crossroads village off the Omagh/Cookstown road. It had a population of 153 people in the 2001 Census. It lies in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains with the Owenkillew and Owenreagh rivers running nearby. Greencastle is situated in the Omagh District Council area.

The local pub, Eddie's Crossroad, won UK Community Pub of the Year award in 1997. Richard Thorp, Alan Turner from ITV's Emmerdale Farm, came to the pub to award them the prize.

People

*Former Tyrone GAA Senior Football Captain, Sean Teague is from Greencastle.
*Big Brother UK series 1 contestant Tom McDermott is originally from Greencastle.
*Marty Conway became the first footballer to captain a team from Tyrone to an All-Ireland Club Title

Sport

*An Caisleán Glas CLG made history by becoming the first club from Tyrone to win the All-Ireland Junior Club Title on Saturday 10th March 2007 in Croke Park, Dublin. They beat Duagh from Kerry 0-13 to 0-12 in an entertaining game played under floodlights.
*St. Patricks, Greencastle
*Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Greencastle also launched a GAA Cookery Book. It was jammed packed with ideas from Ireland's top GAA players. This was to conside with the school's 25th Anniversary. The money raised is to be donated to the Cormac McAnallen Trust. At the launch, there was many of the big names within the world of the GAA. Mickey Harte {Tyrone GAA Manager), Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone GAA Player), Séan Kelly (Former Gaelic Athletic Association President), Danny Murphy (Ulster GAA Secretary), Liam McNelis (The Cormac Trust Secretary), Stephen McDonnell (Armagh GAA Player), Paddy Crozier (Derry GAA Manager), Brian McIver (Donegal GAA Manager), Adrian Logan (UTV) and Austin O'Callaghan (BBC NI)

References

* [http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Neighbourhood Information Service]

External links

* [http://www.greencastleparish.com Greencastle Parish]
* [http://www.omagh.gov.uk/district_of_omagh/about_omagh_district/towns_and_villages/greencastle/ Greencastle @ Omagh District Council]
* [http://www.greencastlegaa.com Greencastle GAA]
* [http://www.sperrinog.com Sperrin Og Ladies Gaelic Football Team]
* [http://www.greencastleyouthclub.com Greencastle Youth Club]
* [http://www.greencastle5.com Greencastle 5]

See also

*List of villages in Northern Ireland
*List of towns in Northern Ireland
*St. Patricks, Greencastle


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