The Carrick Swans, formerly known as Greenside Rovers, was founded in 1927, initially as a Junior team.
Our first title in 1932 elevated us to Senior level and it took us just a further year to capture our first Senior title in 1933, thus, the scene was set for a proud tradition in Senior ranks which has at 22 victories seen us win more South Senior titles than any other club.

Titles were added in 1935, 1936 and 1939 before before a lull for the next 5 years, including a disastrous year in 1942 when we were unable to field a team. Little did we know the golden period that was ahead of us and our great club.

We won the South Senior title again with an unequalled 5-in-a-row: 1944, ’45, ’46, ’47 and 1948 while in 1947 we took home the Dan Breen Cup for the first and only time (to date). It was a proud day for all Swan supporters and players especially captain Willie Wall as the trophy was lifted high and we were County Champions. Further South Championships were won in 1950, 1952, 1958 and 1959.

We were successful for most of the 60’s and although reaching 4 intermediate finals, amazingly, we lost all 4. Great work was done to promote the game during this “valley” period in our history and with the 70’s a new era dawned for the mighty Swans. An Under 21 county final victory in 1972 elevated us back to Senior ranks, where in 1973 we lost against our old rivals Davins…but will anyone ever forget the scenes at the final whistle in 1974 when revenge was earned on a wet day in the Davin Park which made our victory all the sweeter.

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