Clonee / History of Our Club

History of Our Club

  • Founded in 2006 Clonee United was formed following a merger of two local clubs, Littlepacers FC and Casta Celtic.
  • Littlepacers FC was founded in 2000 and was the original football club in the Clonee area, established by local residents to facilitate a growing community and provide the children of Clonee an opportunity to play football, Karen McDermott was the clubs first Secretary, and current Committee member Davy Byrne took charge of the U9’s in the Brenfer League.
  • Casta Celtic was founded in 2002 and provided competitive football for the adult community of Clonee.
  • In 2006 the two clubs united and its two Senior Mans teams and boys underage teams joined as one club, Clonee United.
  • The Club’s underage small-sided-games (SSG) were played on Littlepace Park, while Hunters Run single 11-a-side pitch was used for older underage and adult games.
  • 2012 saw the Club establish their first all girls team, entering a team in the U10’s Metropolitan Girls League (MGL), and in 2022 they entered a Senior Ladies team in the Eastern Women’s Football League (EWFL).
  • The Club moved to their current home grounds in Damastown, which includes three 11-a-side and four small-sided grass pitches, and quickly set about improving the facilities, putting in dressing rooms, ladies and gent’s toilets and the Sideline Café providing tea, coffee and snacks and in 2023 introduced the mobile Sideline Café to bring the refreshments closer to the action.
  • The Club continues to grow from it “First Skill” Academy, underage Boy’s and Girls, and Adult Ladies and Men’s teams, improving it coaching infrastructures with partnership arrangements with Coerver Coaching, affiliation with Shamrock Rovers and through the continues dedication and hard work of its Committee, players, coaches and volunteers.