Since the meeting of the 22nd July 1983 from which emerged Cumann Naomh Fhionnáin, a club fielding one adult football team and two juvenile teams in both hurling and football, the club has grown from strength to strength. St Finian’s GAA Club now fields teams at adult and juvenile level in Camogie, Hurling, and Ladies and Men’s Football. A perusal of the club’s history will show the success achieved both on and off the field of play.
St. Finian’s not only caters for the GAA needs in the parish of its foundation Rivervalley but also in the surrounding areas that include Boroimhe, Ridgewood, and Holywell. The tenacity and vision shown by the club’s founders sowed the seeds of a community and has reaped the rewards of success not only on the playing fields but also through the involvement of hundreds of members and in taking possession of their clubhouse facilities at the beginning of 2010.
From its inception St. Finian’s GAA Club has emphasized the importance of promoting the values and aspirations of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Their focus as a club has always been, and will continue to be, the achievement of excellence on the playing fields.
Through the hard work and dedication of its members, through an inclusive and welcoming approach, and through the application of the highest of standards in fair play St. Finian’s GAA Club is, and will continue to be, a club that engenders great pride in everyone associated with it.