Milltown Malbay GAA

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St Joseph's Milltown
Naomh Iosaf Sráid na Cathrach
Founded: 1892
County: Clare
Nickname: -
Club colours: Maroon and Yellow
Grounds: Hennessy Memorial Park
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
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St. Joseph's Milltown Malbay GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in Milltown Malbay in County Clare, Ireland. GAA Club was formed in 1892.


The club has teams in both men's and women's competitions. It has men's teams at Senior, Junior A, U21, Minor, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 while it has women's teams in Senior, Junior, Minor, U16 and U14.


Milltown Malbay's home ground is Hennessy Memorial Park, located on Flag Road. It is named after Patrick Hennessy, a former Milltown Malbay and Clare footballer who was murdered on 14 April 1920 by British soldiers.[1] Originally the park was named Milltown Malbay Athletic Grounds, until its renaming on 20 May 1951.[2]

The club began leasing the grounds in 1924 from the mother of president Patrick Hillery for a period of 150 years at a rate of £15 per year. In the 1950s, it was sold to local butcher Tom Hynes, and in 1989, his son Michael Hynes sold the grounds to the club.[3]

It underwent a major redevelopment in the 1990s and was rewarded with the hosting of county finals in both football and hurling in the late 90s as well as numerous inter-county matches.

In 2011, a 1,200 seater stand was opened on one side of the pitch.[4]


  • Clare Senior Football Championships: 1905,1906,1916,1923,1925,1927,1932,1949,1953,1959,1985,1990
  • Cusack Cups: 1942,1949,1950,1960,1963,1995,2010
  • Junior Championships: 1923,1924,1949
  • Under 21 A Titles: 1970,1971,1977,1978,2002,
  • Under 21 B Titles: 1997,2002,2008
  • Minor A Titles: 1924,1926,1928,1932,1946,1948,1950,1955,1956,1957,1958,1960,1961
  • Under 16 League: 1984, 2006
  • Under 16 Championship: 1984,2001, 2006
  • Under 15 Championship: 1933,1942 (B),1943,1945,1946,1947,1950(A&B),1951,1953,1955,1956,1957,1958
  • Under 12 A Championship: 2006
  • Under 12 B Championship: 2001
  • Under 14 Feile na nÓg: 1998,2007
  • North Clare Senior Champions: 1997
  • Redmond Cup: 1906
  • Clare Shield: 1981,1991
  • Senior B Championship: 2007
  • Garry Cup - Division 2: 2005
  • McNamara Cup: 1997

County players[edit]

Club members Graham and Gordon Kelly are on the Clare Senior team. When Clare won the Munster Final in 1992 they were represented by Martin Flynn, JJ Rouine and Carl Walshe.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Óg Ó Ruairc, Pádraig (2009). Blood on the Banner : The Republican Struggle in Clare 1913-1923. Cork: Mercier Press. pp. 131–133. ISBN 978-1-85635-613-8. 
  2. ^ "Making a stand". The Clare Champion. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Making a stand". The Clare Champion. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Making a stand". The Clare Champion. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2012.