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.
|Senior 1||Larry Dooley||086 815 0358|
|Senior 2||Jack Ryan||087 315 2196|
|Youths||Paul McGrath||087 238 6132|
|U16 C||Aidan Kelly||086 608 1006|
|U15 B1 (Sat)||Robert Watt||087 223 3849|
|U14 4||Diarmuid Doyle||087 905 7813|
|U12 8||Conor McGuire||086 171 4334|
|U12 4||Kevin Maguire||087 225 0390|
|U12 1||Stephen Rowe||086 234 0231|
|U11 E1||Brendan O'Sullivan||086 249 4967|
|U11 D1||Martin Kelly||087 221 4886|
|U11 B1||Mick Clifford||087 638 3705|
|U11 A1||Anthony Brady||087 605 5006|
|U10 D (Sat)||Joe Rogers||087 130 7059|
|U10 E1||Marty Whelan||087 121 2552|
|U10 D||Stephane Surbled||086 341 2484|
|U10 B||Dermot Breslin||086 048 0767|
|U10 A1||Derek Sugden||085 749 7402|
|U8 Navy||Willie Patten||086 383 5926|
|U8 Navy (Sat)||Stephen Brazil||086 810 1108|