GWFC was formed in 1973 as part of the residents association of the newly built Grange and Woodbine housing estates in Raheny on the north side of Dublin. It operated for a time in the Dublin & District Schoolboy League before it became one of the founder members of the North Dublin Schoolboy League. It has had teams in the Leinster Senior League, Amateur Football League and Athletic Union League. In the early years the majority of its players came from the Grange and Woodbine estates, however it recent years it has expanded to take in players from other local areas including, Belmont Park, Ashcroft, Raheny and surrounding areas. It currently runs a nursery for under 4s and 6s and has teams from under 8 to under 19 and a senior team in the NDSL and AUL leagues. It operates out of the Grange Woodbine Community Centre on Raheny road which has excellent all weather training facilities, fully fitted changing rooms with showers and plays its matches in Edenmore park and Woodbine road pitches. The club has an active committee and gets great support from parents, players, coaches and managers.