Grangenolvin G.F.C.

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Grangenolvin
An Gráinseach
Founded: 1955
County: Kildare
Club colours: Blue and Gold
Coordinates: 52°58′03″N 6°57′14″W / 52.967407°N 6.953917°W / 52.967407; -6.953917Coordinates: 52°58′03″N 6°57′14″W / 52.967407°N 6.953917°W / 52.967407; -6.953917
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Grangenolvin G.F.C. is a Gaelic football (GFC) club based in the townlands of Grangenolvan and Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland. The club competes in the County Kildare GAA board league and cup system. Grangenolvin are a former AIB club of the year winner in 1985. Mick Carolan was chosen on the Kildare football team of the millennium and was a Cuchulainn All Stars Award winner in 1966.

History[edit]

The 1890 RIC files show Kilkea Geraldines had 40 members with PJ Kennedy, William Farrell, John B Ryan and Martin Lawlor recorded as officers. Grangenolvin was founded in 1955 and purchased its grounds in 1971. Murphy Memorial park was officially opened in 1985.

Gaelic football[edit]

The arrival of Johnny Morrissey and Johnny Miller in 1963 transformed the club. They won Junior B championship in 1964, the Junior A championship and Jack Higgins Cup in 1965. Kevin Wynne and Martin Mannion played inter-county from that team. Niall Connolly and Paul Doyle were on the Grange teams that won Junior B in 1985, Junior A in 1987 and were beaten Intermediate finalists in 1991.

Honours[edit]

  • Jack Higgins Cup winners 1965, 1987, 2005.
  • Junior A Champions 1965, 1987, 2005.
  • Junior B Champions 1964, 1985.
  • Minor F League 1981, 1984.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kildare GAA: A Centenary History, by Eoghan Corry, CLG Chill Dara, 1984, ISBN 0-9509370-0-2 hb ISBN 0-9509370-1-0 pb
  • Kildare GAA yearbook, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2000- in sequence especially the Millennium yearbook of 2000
  • Soaring Sliothars: Centenary of Kildare Camogie 1904-2004 by Joan O'Flynn Kildare County Camogie Board.

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