Prior to joining the League, Drums became the first non-league club to win the FAI cup in the 1926-27 season, completing an unlikely double by also lifting the Intermediate Cup along the way. Following election to the League however they would endure a twenty-year wait before lifting their first title in 1948. During the 1950’s Drums rivalry with Shamrock Rovers became the stuff of Dublin folklore as huge crowds gathered to see the Northside/Southside derby fixtures between the two clubs. During this halcyon period for Drums the early 1960’s saw the Tolka Park side make history as the first League of Ireland side to register an aggregate win in European competition when they knocked Danish side B 1909 Odense out of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (4-1 H, 2-4 A) in the 1962-63 season. Although beaten 6-0 by Bayern Munich in the following round in Germany, they did restore pride with a 1-0 home win in the second leg. Drums also played Atlético Madrid (0-8 A, 1-5 H), Nuremberg (0-5 A, 1-4 H), Eintracht Frankfurt (0-2 H,1-6 A), and Vorwärts Berlin (1-0 H, 0-3 A) in European competition.
At the end of the 1971-72 season the team amalgamated with Home Farm, Drums final league game in their own right being a 1-1 draw with Shelbourne at Tolka on 5 April 1972. It was announced by Brendan Menton Sr., Home Farm honorary secretary at the time, that the all-amateur club had taken over the entire share capital of their professional neighbouring club, Drumcondra F.C. Promotion of amateur football was to remain the main aim. During the 1972-73 season the side played as Home Farm-Drumcondra however within a season the Drumcondra name was dropped and from the start of 1973-74 the side simply became Home Farm.
The club have been variously known over the years as Drumcondra FC and Drumcondra AFC. However the name Drumcondra AFC lives on today with the fielding of 14 teams at various age groups from U8’s to adult in the Dublin & District Schoolboy League(DDSL), North Dublin Schoolboy League(NDSL) and the United Churches Football League(UCFL).
Our club still play in the traditional blue and gold/yellow strip and play from our base in Clonturk Park opposite our original home of Tolka Park in Drumcondra with other pitches in Griffith Park, Dominican College and Albert College Park.
|Little Drummers (4 - 7)||Noel McManus||087 9830443|
|U10C||Stepen Brazil||086 8101108|
|U12B||Stephen Grimes||087 1365182|
|U8||Daniel Rea||083 3343655|
|U9 Green||Ultan Breslin||085 7045669|
|U10 A1||Paddy Lyons||086 7842903|
|U10 C1||Stephen Joyce||087 2766497|
|U10 F||William Patten||086 3835926|
|U11 D1||Bepi Gaidoni||087 7427853|
|12-2 North||Derek Hughes||086 0495082|
|U12-3||Stephane Surbled||086 3412484|
|U12-7||Kevin McFadden||086 0482077|
|U13-3||Anthony Brady||087 6055006|
|U13-5||Mick Clifford||087 6383705|
|U13-9||Brendan O'Sullivan||086 2494967|
|U14-1||Stephen Rowe||086 2340231|
|U14-3||Kevin Maguire||087 2250390|
|U16 B1||Alan McNamee||086 8295955|
|U17 Maj North||Robert Watt||087 2233849|
|U18 Maj 1||Aidan Kelly||086 6081006|
|LFL U21||Paul McGrath||087 2386132|
|Seniors LSL||Larry Dooley||083 0107995|
|Seniors UCFL||Damian Deehan||085 7221831|