Courtown Hibernian AFC was founded in 1972 by a group of football hungry locals. After a meeting of all interested an application was lodged to the Wexford and District Football League and Courtown Hibs were born.
Back in the days of 12 men squads, poor roads and no google maps it often proved difficult to entice players to the cause, however the club managed to thrive and the general buzz around the area due to the new club was clear for all to see. Obtaining a pitch that could sustain football was difficult in those times and the club was at the mercy of local landlords who would allow the club a pitch to work from. Often switching from field to field the club never really had anywhere to call home, however this didnt prevent on field success. League titles, shields and cups were beginning to flow in. Martin Breen's field in Ballymoney being a temporary home until the club began to use the Community Field behind the school in Riverchapel.
The building boom in the area in the late 90's led to a dramatic increase in numbers within the club. The last 20 years have seen us balloon from 1 adult team to 2 adult mens and a ladies team, and underage set up for both girls and boys, and due to our rapid expansion we sought a new pitch and facility in the mid 00's. Today our facility at Ounavarra Park can be considered one of the best in the region and somewhere our club is proud to call home.
Starting in the lower divisions, the club gradually worked its way up through the ranks of the League culminating to our promotion to the Premier Division of Wexford in 2006, our first time doing so. Since then we have consolidated our place as one of the leading clubs in the county.
However good times may be now, it is the dedication and commitment of the founding members which laid the groundwork for all of this.Without these people working behind the scenes there would be no Courtown Hibs, we owe them a massive debt and we are eternally grateful.