‘The Town’: Robertstown GFC ~ A Centenary History


James Durney & Maurice Musgrave

November 2019


ISBN: 9781785373091 Categories: , ,


Robertstown Gaelic Football Club was formed in 1919, and in the 100 years since, the club has won six Junior county championships and many league titles in Junior, Minor and Underage competitions.

Local heroes from the past and present are depicted throughout these pages in all their glory. Great moments and memorable encounters are recalled by players and supporters in the history of a small rural club with a big heart, and of its important place in the local community.

The club has grown with the increase in population, while the aims and ideals of the GAA have continued to be fostered and promoted in the locality. There is a deep sense of pride in the club and its achievements, and through the years Robertstown has supplied many players to the Kildare County teams, among them Frank and Jim Dowling, who played for Kildare in the 1935 All-Ireland Final.

This lavishly illustrated and timely publication, published to celebrate the club’s centenary, will inspire future generations of men, women and children to continue the club’s proud tradition.

This is a book for you, the members, players and supporters of Robertstown GFC.

About the Authors:

James Durney is a graduate of NUI Maynooth and an award-winning author of twenty-two books on Irish history. He works in Co. Kildare Library and Research Department, based in Newbridge Library, and was Historian in Residence for Co. Kildare’s Decade of Commemorations Committee from 2015 to 2017.

Maurice Musgrave was Principal of Robertstown National and has been an active member of Robertstown GFC for almost 50 years, serving as Club Secretary, PRO and is the current Joint President.