Grangemockler GAA

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Grangemockler / Ballyneale GAA
Founded: 1885
County: Tipperary
Nickname: The Parish
Club colours: Green and White
Grounds: Michael Hogan community sportsfield
Playing kits
Standard colours

Grangemockler / Ballyneale GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the south-east corner of County Tipperary in Ireland. The club plays Gaelic football and hurling as part of the South division of Tipperary GAA. They have been Tipperary Senior Football Champions on eight occasions.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1885, one year after the founding of the GAA. The club won its first ever Tipperary senior football championship title in 1890 and had to wait thirteen years before winning again in 1903 when the team won the title five years in a row in 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 and 1907. The team was beaten the following year and the title was won by Cloneen but returned again in 1909 to take the title once more beating Clonmel Emmets in the final. It was another twenty two years before the team would win the title again in 1931.

It is a very small and rural club and although predominantly hurling in recent years the club has had a more successful footballing history.

Facilities[edit]

The club has played a vital part in the community with the provision of two full sized playing fields, one in Grangemockler and one in Ballyneale, a flood light training field and a sports hall, which was opened on the 17th of March in 2009, with a kitchen, hall, and two dressing rooms.

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Michael Hogan (1896–1920) was a Gaelic footballer, and one-time Captain of the Tipperary GAA team. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers and was born in the Grangemockler area of Co. Tipperary. The Hogan stand in Croke Park is named in his honor. He is buried in Grangemockler church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Champions". Tipperary GAA Archives. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 

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