St Anthonys

Reading, Berkshire, England


St Anthony's was formed in 1963 by 6 like-minded Irishmen and entered the London Championship, winning both Junior and Intermediate titles in the first few years of the club. The initial years did prove a challenge for the club as due to having no home pitch in Reading, all games were away games in London. The 1970's were a quiet time for the club but a downturn in the Irish economy in the 1980's saw club numbers swell and even saw an underage team fielded for the first time, winning the London Minor title in 1986. The men's team won the Junior championship in 1987 and featured Peter Withnall who went on to win an All-Ireland title in 1991 with Down. May 1992 saw St Anthony's achieve their dream of having a home pitch in Reading, with the mayor of Reading's twin town, Clonmel in Co. Tipperary, opening the pitch at Rivermead along with the Irish Ambassador. The 90's also saw St Anthony's ladies team take the field for the first time. Recent years have seen the club move to Kingsmeadow and have seen success with the men's team winning the Junior league and Championship in 2005 and also winning the Mc Ardle Cup (2010 and 2012) and the Mullarkey Cup (2011). 2011 also saw the ladies team successfully take the field after a near 10 year break, winning the London Junior league and Championship.


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