Golden-Kilfeacle GAA

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Golden-Kilfeacle
An Gabhailín-Cill Fiachaill
County: Tipperary
Club colours: Green and White
Grounds: Golden
Coordinates: 52°30′01.43″N 7°58′37.20″W / 52.5003972°N 7.9770000°W / 52.5003972; -7.9770000Coordinates: 52°30′01.43″N 7°58′37.20″W / 52.5003972°N 7.9770000°W / 52.5003972; -7.9770000
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Golden-Kilfeacle GAA club is located in the parish of Golden and Kilfeacle, five miles from Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. The Club plays hurling and Gaelic football and is one of the few clubs in West Tipperary to win both the West Tipperary Senior Hurling and Football Championships. The club was known in the past as the Golden Fontenoys, named in memory of the Franco-Irish army heroes who took the field at the famous Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Their most famous player perhaps, was William "Bill" O'Donnell, who played with the Fontenoys in the 1930s before transferring his allegiance to Éire Óg Annacarty where he was headmaster of the school in Annacarty. O'Donnell was a member of the Tipperary team that won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1937 when the final was played in Killarney.

Other inter-county players of note were Joe Fogarty in the 1960s, Ned O'Donnell in the 1970s, John Looby who was a minor of inter-county fame in the same decade and in more recent times, Jim Bob McCarthy also played for Tipperary.

The Club's most famous hurling team was that of a period in the late 1960s and early 70s when the West Tipperary Divisional Senior hurling Championship was won in style after 35 years of lost endeavour. The first vistory was recorded in 1969 in a time of intense competition and the quality of the team was confirmed with victory again in 1972, which was the last occasion the Club took the laurels. A football resurgence took hold in the 1980s and 90s when in a ten year period, four Divisional Senior Football Championships were annexed.

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