Ballyduff GAA (Kerry)

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Ballyduff G.A.A.
C.L.G. An Bhaile Dhuibh
Founded: 1880s
County: Kerry
Club colours: Green & White
Grounds: Ballyduff
Coordinates: 52°27′04.51″N 9°40′13.20″W / 52.4512528°N 9.6703333°W / 52.4512528; -9.6703333Coordinates: 52°27′04.51″N 9°40′13.20″W / 52.4512528°N 9.6703333°W / 52.4512528; -9.6703333
Playing kits
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Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
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Kerry
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Ballyduff G.A.A. is a Gaelic Athletic Association club in Ballyduff, Co Kerry, Ireland. The club fields both Hurling and Gaelic football teams. The club won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final in 1891.

History[edit]

All Ireland Champions[edit]

Ballyduff won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1891. They beat Wexford side Crossabeg 2-04 to 1-05 in the final. They beat Limerick's Treaty Stone in the Munster Final by 1-02 to 1-01. The team was trained by James McDonnell. This is the only time that the title was won by a Kerry team.

All-Ireland Winning Team[edit]

John Mahony, (Ballyduff) (Capt.); Maurice Fitzmaurice; (Ahabeg) Maurice Kelly, (Ahabeg) John Murphy, (Ahabeg) Jack O'Sullivan, (Ballyduff) Paddy Carr O'Carroll, (Ballyduff) Pat Wynne, (Ballyduff) Jim McDonnell, (Ballyduff) Michael O'Sullivan, (Ballyduff) James Crowley, (Ballyduff) Frank Crowley, (Ballyduff) Pat O'Rourke, (Kilmoyley) Thade Eugene McCarthy, (Kilmoyley) Thade Donal McCarthy, (Ardfert) Michael McCarthy, (Ardfert) Michael Riordan, (Ardfert) Richard Kissane, (Ballyduff) Pat Quane, (Kilmoyley) Jackeen Quane, (Kilmoyley) Michael Kirby, (Kilmoyley) Tom Dunne, (Ballyduff).

Subs: J Murphy, (Dromartin) Pat Flanagan, (Ballyduff) Willie O'Connell, (Ballinorig) James Pierce, (Rahela) was unable to travel.

Ballyduff have won the County Senior Championship more times than anyother team winning 21 times the last in 2006 when they beat Causeway by 1-16 to 1-11 in the final. That same year Ballyduff also won the North Kerry Senior Football Championship title in 2006, after defeating Listowel Emmets in the final for the second year in a row.

The Boys From Ballyduff[edit]

This song was written by P.J. Sheehy on the occasion of the Ballyduff/Crossabeg All-Ireland Hurling final in 1891. Patrick Sheehy was grandfather of Sean Sheehy who won championship medals with Ballyduff in 1972 and 1973, and great-grandfather of Tomas O'Sullivan who won championship medals with Ballyduff in 1988 and 1989.

Just a mile or thereabouts,

From the lordly Shannon mouth,

There's a spot to which none other I'd compare;

It's a village, not a town,

Though her sons have gained renown,

For the Boys from Ballyduff are always there.

Roll of honour[edit]

Hurling[edit]

  • Kerry Senior Hurling Championship 24:
    • 1891, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012[1]
  • Kerry Minor Hurling Championship 8:
    • 1972, 1973, 1975, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003
  • North Kerry Senior Hurling Championships 14:
    • 1966, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006

Football[edit]

County championship-winning captains[edit]

Senior

  • 1891: John Mahony
  • 1955: Michael Hennessy
  • 1957: Brendan Hennessy
  • 1959: Teddy Hennessy
  • 1960: Stephen O'Sullivan
  • 1961: Ritchie McCarthy
  • 1965: Mike Joe Quinlan
  • 1966: Thomas Leen
  • 1972: Johnny Bunyan
  • 1973: Pat Costello
  • 1976: Eamonn O'Sullivan
  • 1977: Liam Boyle
  • 1978: Mike Carroll
  • 1984: Tom O'Sullivan
  • 1988: Tadgh O'Halloran
  • 1989: John Hennessy
  • 1991: Jimmy O'Sullivan
  • 1993: Liam Ross
  • 1994: Noel Browne
  • 1995: Christy Ross
  • 2006: David Slattery
  • 2010: Padraig O'Grady
  • 2011: Ally O'Connor
  • 2012: Aidan Boyle

Minor

  • 1972: Seamie County
  • 1973: John O'Regan
  • 1975: Paddy Hussey
  • 1994: Anthony O'Grady
  • 1996: Aodha O'Connor
  • 1998: David Slattery
  • 2001: Aidan Boyle
  • 2003: Graham Guerin

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballyduff land 24th title". Irish Examiner. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

External links[edit]