Kilcullen GAA

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Kilcullen
Cill Chuilin
County: Kildare
Nickname: The rags
Club colours: Black and White
Coordinates: 53°07′46″N 6°45′05″W / 53.129419°N 6.75127°W / 53.129419; -6.75127Coordinates: 53°07′46″N 6°45′05″W / 53.129419°N 6.75127°W / 53.129419; -6.75127
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Kilcullen is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland, which played a leading role in developing the games in the county. Kilcullen town sports predate the GAA.

Gaelic Football[edit]

Kilcullen were beaten by Clane in the 1892 county final. Pat Garrett's Kilcullen team controversially beat Ballymore to win the 1915 junior championship and cause a major shock in their first senior championship match by defeating serial champions Roseberry, (the Kilcullen curate Fr Byrne had to intervene when the referee was assaulted), but lost to Maynooth in the county semi-final. The following year they contested their second county final winning the semi-final against Roseberry on objection. Kilcullen lost successive intermediate championships in 1954-1955. After becoming Intermediate champions in 1961, Kilcullen beat Monasterevin, Military College and Kill in a new took semi-final by 1-7 to 1-5, Eamonn Gilesman scored 1-1 for Kilcullen. They were forced to wait until the following year as a series of objections dogged the other semi-final, and lost to Moorefield 0-2 to 2-11.

In 2007 Kilcullen were relegated to Intermediate status, following a 0-12 to 1-12 defeat by Naas.

Hurling[edit]

Kilcullen were part of the hurling revival of 1906 and hurlers such as Tom O'Connell played on Kilcullen hurling teams at senior level in Kildare competition.

Camogie[edit]

Michelle Aspell was selected on the Kildare camogie team of the century.

Honours[edit]

  • Kildare Senior F Finalists 1892. 1917. 1962.
  • Intermediate F Champions 1945, 1956, 1961, 1976, 1998
  • Junior A F Champions 1914, 1943, 1953, 1971, 1997
  • Jack Higgins Cup 1953, 1971, 1997
  • Leinster Junior Football Champions 1997
  • U.21 B Champions 2003
  • Keogh Cup Champions 2010
  • Intermediate 'B' Football Champions 2010
  • Junior 'B' Football Champions 1970

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kilcullen Gaelic Athletic Association 1889 1984 by Arty Aspell. Kilcullen GAA Nd, 75pp.
  • 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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