Currow GAA

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Currow
Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Currach
Currow-Crest.png
Founded: 1911
County: Kerry
Club colours: Black and Amber
Coordinates: 52°10′49.49″N 9°30′22.27″W / 52.1804139°N 9.5061861°W / 52.1804139; -9.5061861Coordinates: 52°10′49.49″N 9°30′22.27″W / 52.1804139°N 9.5061861°W / 52.1804139; -9.5061861
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Currow is a Gaelic Athletic Association club from Currow, East Kerry in County Kerry, Ireland.

Together with 12 other football clubs (Cordal, Dr. Crokes, Currow, Firies, Fossa, Glenflesk, Gneeveguilla, Kilcummin, Legion, Listry, Rathmore, Scartaglin and Spa) they form the East Kerry Division of the GAA county of Kerry. Currow offer Hurling as well, but they do not play above intermediate level.

The East Kerry board runs its own competitions for clubs within the division. The most important is the O'Donoghue Cup which is awarded to the winners of the East Kerry Senior Football Championship. Currow GAA was founded in 1911 when the Wolfe Tones and Currans merged. During the club's early years the club was linked with close neighbours especially Scartaglin GAA when players from each club would frequently swap sides with the neighbouring club.

Currow have won the East Kerry Championship on three occasions since their formation in 1911. The first time they won was in 1945 with the Shanahan brothers to the fore. They also won in 1992 and 1998. In 1996 the club won the East Kerry League title. In 1982 the club won first of its County titles when they won the County Novice Championship with hard win over local neighbours Scartaglin. In 1988 the club won the second of their county titles when they won the Kerry Junior Football Championship. In 2013 they won their third County Title when they beat St.Marys, Caherciveen to win the County Intermediate Championship.

Kerry Junior Football Championship[edit]

Currow have won one Kerry Junior Football Championship title in 1988 beating Rathmore in the final

Kerry Senior Football Championship[edit]

They've supplied a lot of players to the St. Kierans teams playing in the Kerry Senior Football Championship. With St Kierans they have won 1 title in 1988 when Currow man Timmy Brosnan was captain and two of Currow's famous sons starred, Pa Dennehy and Mick Galwey who was also a famous Irish International Rugby Union player.

Kerry Minor Football Championship[edit]

They've also supplied a lot of players to the St Kierans teams playing in the Kerry Minor Football Championship which St. Kierans won in 1984 and 1994 giving the Kerry GAA Minor Captaincy to Tommy Brosnan in 1985 and Liam Brosnan for 1995. St. Kierans also beat South Kerry on 26 August 2009 in Killorglin on a scoreline of 0-16 to 2-9 with Currow contributing 6 players to the panel (Mike King, Michael "Buff" McCarthy, Conor Brosnan, Padraig O Shea, Ron Burgundy & Seamus Brosnan and David "Donk" Conroy scored the winning point that hot summer's nite.)

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