John McBride's GFC
John McBride's GFC

About Us

John McBride’s is the oldest of the current GAA clubs in Chicago, having formed in 1956. We have been competitive at all grades, winning Chicago and North American titles at various levels and codes over the course of the clubs history. Our most recent success being the Chicago Senior Championship in 2018. Now in our 62nd year, it is an astounding achievement and the effort and commitment of all the club members through the years to keep the club thriving cannot be underestimated. It is a credit to each and every member past and present and we thank you all for what you have contributed in many ways and look forward to many more successful years to come.

With one of the strongest memberships in the GAA community across the United States we are always delighted to welome new members.


Club Announcements

2019 has been a good year to many of the McBride’s Alumni so far. 

On March 17th, Corofin of Galway captured their second consecutive and third AIB Club Senior Title in five years by beating Dr. Crokes, Kerry. The former McBride’s men of Conor Cunningham, Martin Farragher and Ronan Steede were all part of the victorious team. 

Next up were the Mayo contingent of Evan Regan, Ballina Stephenites, Diarmuid O’Connor (Capt.), Ballintubber, the singing duo of 2018 Michael Plunkett, Ballintubber and Brian Reape, Moy Davitts; and Conor Loftus, Crossmolina all seeing success as part of the 2019 National League Winning Panel. 

Commiserations to Jonathan Lyne, Killarney Legion, who played his part on the Kerry Panel, who were the National League Finalist. 

Then were the 2019 AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards which saw Kevin Cassidy, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal and Martin Farragher, Corofin, Galway receiving the prestigious awards. 

Most recently it was the turn of Evan O’Carroll, UCD and Crettyard, Laois who was named in the Electric Ireland HE GAA Rising Star Football Team of the Year 2019. 

Congratulations to you all and every success in the future. 

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