Kildangan GAA (Tipperary)
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Kildangan GAA is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Hurling is the main sport which is played in the "North-Tipperary" divisional competitions. The club is centred on the village of Puckane but includes the areas of Ballycommon, Monsea and Dromineer near Nenagh.
Hurling clubs history
From the foundation of the club in 1915, teams competed in the various championships in County Tipperary – Senior, Intermediate and Junior under various guises, namely Kildangan, Ballycommon, Carney, Knigh and Lahorna.
In 1930, Kildangan and Kilbarron combined to win the intermediate championship, the amalgamation competed at senior level then until they won the senior championship in 1934. From then Kildangan went on their own competing at senior level from 1935 to 1965 inclusive.
In 1966, they went down to intermediate again before swiftly returning to the senior ranks in 1967. However, a return to intermediate ranks in 1968 before amalgamating with Burgess to form Na Piarsaigh and compete in the senior ranks in 1970.
Kildangan competed on their own in the senior ranks once again in 1972 before returning to the intermediate ranks again in 1976 where they remained, except for 1996 when they competed in the junior championship, until 2005.
The return to the senior ranks in 2005 was preceded by capturing the county intermediate title, Munster intermediate cup and the all-Ireland intermediate cup beating Carrickshock of Kilkenny in a dramatic final in Thurles.
The club confirmed the return to top tier by capturing the clubs first North Senior title in 65 years in 2008.
Over the years, many players from the club have represented Tipperary at various grades and the following is a list of players that have won All- Ireland medals in the blue and gold:
- Marin Kennedy 1925, 1930 *
- Jimmy Kennedy 1949, 1950, 1951**
- Billy McLoughney 1961
- Seamus Hogan 1971
- Darragh Egan 2010
- Martin also collected 6 railway cup medals in 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934 and 1935 and was selected at full forward on the Tipperary team of the millennium.
- Jimmy also won a Railway Cup medal in 1950
- Jim Egan 1972
- John D’Arcy 1972
- Nicky Flannery 1972
- Paddy Kelly 1972
- Ollie Killeen 1972
- Terry Moloney 1972
- William Moloney 1972
- Noel Seymour 1972
- Dan Hackett 2000
- Éamonn Kelly 1989, 1991
- Donal Flannery 1989
- Colm Egan 1989
Under 21 Hurling:
- Seamus Hogan 1967
- Colm Egan 1989
- Éamonn Kelly 1989
- Brian Flannery 1995
- Joe Gallagher 2010
- Neddy McLoughney 1952
- Joe Gallagher 2007
The re-established Kildangan Camogie Club first fielded an U/12 team in the championship in 2002. An U/14 team found their feet that year playing challenge games for experience. From 2003 the club affiliated teams in the U/12 and U/14 league and championship. In 2006 we affiliated 5 teams at u/10s, u/12s, u/14s, and Junior B level.
|Kildangan||4-06 - 1-09||Kilruane|
|Kildangan||3-11 - 0-05||Roscrea|
|Kildangan||2-14 - 0-03||Newport|
|Kildangan||3-05 - 1-03||Silvermınes|
Semi Final: Kildangan 6-02 v Moyle Rovers 2-05
Coach and selectors
Karl (Charlie) Hogan and Michael (Scart) Ryan returned as manager and selectors of the Junior team this year. Their commitment and unwavering faith in the girls is evident as they have motivated, influenced and encourages the team over the last 24 + months.
Brennan Helen, Brennan Louise, Cleary Regina, Collins Teresa, Connors Celine, Fitzgerald Joan, Flannery Maria, Foley Aoife, Foley Claire, Gleeson Bernadette, Gleeson Sarah, Hackett Eadaoin, Hogan Olivia, Hogan Sinead, Kelly Paula, Kelly Sarah, Maher Geraldine, McNamara Emily, Minehan Margaret, Minehan Maria, Molloy Linda, Mulqueen Emma, Nolan Lorraine, Powell Shauna, Seymour Karen, Seymour Michelle, Treacy Michelle, Ward Debbie, Hackett Roisin
- All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Winners 2005