The club was founded in 1886. The Club has participated in many great games down through the years. They lost a Junior County Hurling Final in 1954 but were successful in winning the same competition in 1965. In 1971 Ballinhassig were again defeated in the County Junior Hurling final by Bandon. However the rest of the 70s proved to be most successful, winning a County Junior in 1973 and Intermediate Titles in both 75 and 77. The Club again reached an Intermediate Final in 1983 but were defeated by Cloughduv. The decision was taken to re-grade to Junior in 1990 where many South-East Titles were won. The Club reached the County Junior Hurling Final in 1995 and 2000 but were defeated by Killeagh and Nemo Rangers. However success came in 2002 with victory over Fr O'Neills. Ballinhassig went on to capture Munster and All Ireland Junior Club Titles also in this year, and went on to win the Premer Intermediate Title in 2005, also reached the All Ireland Final of this competition. While competing in Senior Ranks the Club won two senior League Titles in 2007 and 2008.