Mayfield GAA

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Mayfied GAA Club is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Mayfield area of Cork city, Ireland. Teams are fielded in Gaelic football, hurling, and Ladies' Football. The club participates in Cork GAA competitions and in Seandún board competitions.

History[edit]

Early Years In 1893 Baile na mBocht was formed with Mr. Michael Fleming as the first secretary of the club. Baile na mbocht competed at both Minor and Junior level in the early years making their presence known with splendid victories in feiseanna and tournaments. The club refused to join the "merger" with Sarsfield proposed in 1922. During the troubled times in the 1920s the club was constantly harassed and many players were imprisoned. Walking to matches was a regular occasion up to the 1940s when there was wagonettes drawn by two horses. In 1935 the Cork Junior Hurling Championship final between Mayfield and Castlemartyr, which is especially famous in that this final was played four times and never brought to conclusion. The County Board decided that no medals would be presented and both teams were suspended.

Modern Times The years from 1965-1975 were successful for the Mayfield teams, leading to the County Junior Hurling Championship win in 1978. Successful underage teams and street leagues are also a feature of this club in recent times. The Mayfield Club has had four different club premises over the years: the first club was in Betty's Lane(Glenamoy Lawn flats today) in the 1920s. The next premises was located on Kerry Lane (behind the Cotton Ball). The third premises was a hall adjacent to the Youth Club occupied during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1962 the club moved again to their present day location on Kerry Lane.

Following a lean period on the playing fields during the 1980s club fortunes began a major revival in the 1990s. A major restructuring of the underage section under the leadership of Juvenile Chairman Sean McCarthy began to pay dividends and the club won Minor A Championship football and hurling in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Followed by a City Division Junior A Football Championship in 1997 and Junior A Hurling Championship in 1999. Under the leadership of Club Chairman John Brennan, major developments took place including the complete upgrading of existing pitches and the addition of two new pitches. Also the total refurbishment of our Social Centre Kerry Road. In total £450,000 was spent on these developments from 1994 - 1999. In Jan 2002 our new complex comprising an ultra modern Gym, a Multi Purpose Hall, a 400 seat viewing stand,and new dressing rooms was opened. This new complex which is open to all members of the community makes our club one of the most advanced in terms of facilities in the County. In Jan 2004 the County Board recognizing the successful performances at Junior Football level over the previous five years regraded the club to Intermediate Football Status.

Achievements[edit]

  • Cork Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1978 Runners-Up 1939, 1941, 1969, 2011
  • Cork Minor B Hurling Championship Runners-Up 1987, 1989, 1990
  • Cork Minor B Football Championship Runners-Up 1987
  • Cork City Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1935, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1978, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011 Runners-Up 1928, 1933, 1941, 1966, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2012[1]
  • Cork City Junior Football Championship 1959, 1968, 1975, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003 Runners-Up 2002

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Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dillons spring shock". The Irish Examiner. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

Sources[edit]

Mayfield GAA website