Loughmore-Castleiney GAA

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Loughmore-Castleiney
Luchma - Caisleán Laighnigh
Founded: 1885
County: Tipperary
Club colours: Green and Red
Grounds: Cuguilla
Coordinates: 52°46′14.52″N 7°47′15.26″W / 52.7707000°N 7.7875722°W / 52.7707000; -7.7875722Coordinates: 52°46′14.52″N 7°47′15.26″W / 52.7707000°N 7.7875722°W / 52.7707000; -7.7875722
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Tipperary
champions
Football : - - 12
Hurling : - 1 3

Loughmore-Castleiney GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club in County Tipperary, Ireland. The club competes in the Mid-Tipperary division of Tipperary GAA, and draws its players and support from the parish of the same name. The area comprises the villages of Loughmore and Castleiney with their surrounding hinterland.

History[edit]

Loughmore-Castleiney has traditionally been a Gaelic football club but also has a successful hurling team, making it one of the very few dual clubs at senior level in County Tipperary.

The club provided Jim Ryan and Bill Ryan to the Tipperary GAA team that played in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday against Dublin GAA in November 1920 when their playing colleague Michael Hogan of Grangemockler was one of 15 people shot and killed by British forces who opened fire from the sidelines. Bill Ryan, popularly known as Bill Laha, lived to be 100 years and until his death was a frequent attender at local football matches involving Loughmore-Castleiny.

In 2013, Loughmore-Castleiney became the first team to win both the football and hurling Tipperary Senior titles in the same year.[1][2]

Gaelic football[edit]

In addition to the Senior titles noted below, the club has won many Intermediate, Junior, Under-21 and Minor titles in the Mid division and occasionally at county level.[3]

Honours[edit]

  • Tipperary Senior Football Championship (12)
    • (Castleiney) 1914
    • 1940, 1946, 1955, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 2004, 2013
  • Mid-Tipperary Senior Football Championship (54)
    • (Castleiney) 1914, 1915, 1919
    • 1940, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951
    • (Loughmore) 1954-1958
    • 1965–1985, 1987–2000, 2003–2005, 2007-2010, 2012
  • Tipperary Minor Football Championship (6)
    • (Castleliney) 1956
    • 1964, 1976, 1977, 1979, 2002

Notable players[edit]

  • Seán Kearney, Tipperary mid-fielder in the 1960s and 1970s, who also represented Munster in the inter-provincial championship for the Railway Cup
  • Eddie Webster, Railway Cup and Tipperary full-back in the 1960s and 1970s

Hurling[edit]

In addition to the Senior titles noted below, the club has won many Intermediate, Junior, Under-21 and Minor titles in the Mid division and occasionally at county level.[3]

Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loughmore become first Tipperary club to do senior double". The Score. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "McGrath points way to historic double for Loughmore". Irish Independent. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Tipperary GAA Archives
  4. ^ "Noel McGrath inspires Loughmore rally". Irish Independent. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

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