Killererin GAA

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Killererin
Cill Fhir Iarainn
Founded: 1889
County: Galway
Club colours: White and Red
Grounds: Killererin GAA Grounds/Barna Déarg
Coordinates: 53°28′55.28″N 8°43′13.88″W / 53.4820222°N 8.7205222°W / 53.4820222; -8.7205222Coordinates: 53°28′55.28″N 8°43′13.88″W / 53.4820222°N 8.7205222°W / 53.4820222; -8.7205222
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Connacht
champions
Galway
champions
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Killererin (Irish: Cill Fhir Iarainn meaning "Church of the Iron Man") is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Tuam area in County Galway, Ireland. The club is a member of the Galway GAA. Underage teams up to U-16s play in the Galway league and championships. Killererin is a Gaelic football club with a proud tradition of producing gutsy performances to win games. Over the years it has gained a reputation for being one of the toughest sides to beat in the championship and this is reflected by the fact that it has contested five of the last eight[when?] county finals. In 2010, Killererin won its sixth county title defeating Milltown in October. They faced St Brigids of Roscommon in the Connacht club final but were cruelly beaten in extra time having conceded a last minute goal in the dying seconds of normal time. One family in particular is synonymous with Killererin football - the Joyce family of Lisavalley. Another family synonymous with Killererin GAA is the Kelly family from Togher. Billy Joyce represented Galway in the 1970s and early 1980s. His nephew Padraic burst onto the scene in 1998 when Galway won their first All-Ireland for 32 years, scoring a crucial goal in the decider against Kildare. In 2001, Padraic was joined on the team by his older brother Tommy, and together they helped Galway regain the Sam McGuire, Padraig getting 10 points of Galway's 0-17. Padraig was named Footballer of the Year in 2001 for that performance. In recent seasons, Nicholas or Nicky, son of Billy, first cousin to Tommy and Padraic, has arrived on the Galway scene. After returning from an enforced absence due to a difference of opinion with manager Peter Ford, Nicky was the only Galway player to receive an All Star nomination for the 2007 Championship.

Honours[edit]

Preceded by
Fr. Griffin's
Galway Senior Football Championship
Winning Team

1976
Succeeded by
Corofin
Preceded by
Roscommon Gaels
Connacht Senior Club Football Championship
Winning Team

1976
Succeeded by
St Marys
Preceded by
Corofin
Galway Senior Football Championship
Winning Team

1978
Succeeded by
St Grellan's
Preceded by
St Marys
Connacht Senior Club Football Championship
Winning Team

1978
Succeeded by
St Grellan's
Preceded by
Corofin
Galway Senior Football Championship
Winning Team

1999
Succeeded by
Corofin
Preceded by
Caltra
Galway Senior Football Championship
Winning Team

2004
Succeeded by
Salthill-Knocknacarra
Preceded by
Corofin
Galway Senior Football Championship
Winning Team

2007
Succeeded by
Corofin
Preceded by
Corofin
Galway Senior Football Championship
Winning Team

2010
Succeeded by
Corofin