Where were the games played?

Games were played in Clifden in the early years where Clifden Glen is today and also at the Railway pitch (Currachmore). The fields were privately owned and were available at the discretion of the owners. Games were played up until the early 1970s where Clifden Glen is today but from then on the club had no playing field suitable for senior matches.

The Ball Alley was developed as a training field in the mid 70s but efforts to expand it to a full-sized field failed. During the 70s and early 80s the senior club used Oughterard pitch generally for home matches. Some league matches were played at Aillebrack beach beside Connemara Golf Club. The search was continually ongoing for a potential full-sized pitch and eventually it was narrowed down to two possible sites, one at Ballyconneely and one at Clifden. The then secretary Tom Feneran sourced the current pitch which at that time was part of the convent grounds. Some legal problems arose but eventually ‘the deal was done’ for the club by the late Tom Mannion (Marty) assisted by Martin Conroy. The acquisition and development of the field was spearheaded by Francie Foley, Sean Vaughan and Tom Connolly. The important role played by the local nuns in ensuring that Naomh Feichín got their own home ground, must also be recognized. The main field was made playable in the late 1980s. The development was organised and funded by a Field Development Committee. Ongoing developments were carried out over the years, the latest being the provision of a training ground in 2009 with some external lighting which was financially supported by Grant Aid from the State and Galway G.A.A. County Board and Clifden Chamber of Commerce provided the lighting.