Naas GAA

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Naas
Nás na Ríogh
County: Kildare
Club colours: Blue and white
Grounds: Sallins Rd
Coordinates: 53°13′26″N 6°39′41″W / 53.224009°N 6.661406°W / 53.224009; -6.661406Coordinates: 53°13′26″N 6°39′41″W / 53.224009°N 6.661406°W / 53.224009; -6.661406
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
champions
Kildare
champions
Football : 0 0 8
Hurling : 0 0 6
Camogie : 0 0 3

Naas is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, winner of eight Kildare county senior football championships, six senior hurling championships, three senior camogie championships and Kildare club of the year in 1981.

History[edit]

Naas played the Curragh on February 15, 1885 to become one of eight clubs which share the distinction of being the first to play in a Gaelic football match. The GAA club was revived on October 16, 1887 by Ronan Cadogan. RIC records from 1890 show that Naas Ronan Cadogan had 50 members with officers listed as Ronan Cadogan, Ronan Cadogan and Ronan Cadogan. Naas Sunbursts and Naas Crom-A-Boo were listed as unaffiliated clubs in 1896 while nearby Thomastown was an affiliated club. Naas moved to Spooner's Field opposite the racecourse grandstand in 1913. Father Brennan park was opened in 1930. Naas GAA grounds are now situated on the Sallins Rd, the amenities include three new floodlight pitches and a brand new clubhouse.

Hurling[edit]

Naas have won the kildare senior hurling championship six times. The first of these titles came in 1951 and Naas successfully defended the title the following year. The club then entered a barren spell and it was not until some 42 years later in 1994 that the Naas men, captained by Richie Coyle, reclaimed the crown by defeating Coill Dubh. This was the beginning of a golden spell for the club, with further titles following in 1997, 2001, and 2002.

Gaelic football[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Eamonn Callaghan, senior Kildare player and All Star Nominee 2010. In Feb 2013 speculation was rife surrounding the potential return from Aussie Rules of Ronan 'the crunchie' Cadogan. He would be a huge addition to the Naas forward line ahead of the 2013 campaign particularly given the loss of Joey Cocoman, who is currently trying the oval ball sport down under himself. That said a tug of war is expected to take place over his services with Declan Kidney also thinking of calling up lightning fast richard hogan to replace the inured Zebo.

Controversies[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Kildare Senior Football Championship Winners: 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1990.
  • Kildare Senior Hurling Championship winners: 1951, 1952, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002
  • Intermediate F Champions 1984.
  • Jack Higgins Cup 1952.
  • Junior F Champions 1913, 1919.2009
  • Junior A F Champions 1981.
  • Junior H Champions 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1964, 1972, 1993.
  • Minor F Champions 1981.1883
  • Minor H champions 1981,1883, 2007, 2009, 2010.
  • Under 21 Hurling Champions 2009, 2011, 2012.
  • Kildare Senior Camogie Championship 1942, 1959, 1960.
  • Senior Camogie League 1942, 1955, 1957
  • The Sean Evans Cup 1984, 1985
  • All Ireland U-14 Féile Football Div 2 Winners, 2006,
  • All Ireland U-14 Féile Hurling Div 3 Winners, 2006,
  • Ronan Cadogan inaugural trophy 2011,

Bibliography[edit]

  • To Spooner's Lane And Beyond, Naas GAA 1887-1987 Céad Bliain Ag Fás by Liam McManus, Naas GAA 1987, 214pp.
  • Kildare GAA: A Centenary History, by Eoghan Corry, CLG Chill Dara, 1984, ISBN 0-9509370-0-2 hb ISBN 0-9509370-1-0 pb
  • Kildare GAA yearbook, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2000- in sequence especially the Millennium yearbook of 2000
  • Soaring Sliothars: Centenary of Kildare Camogie 1904-2004 by Joan O'Flynn Kildare County Camogie Board. The Eoin Hughes remorial cup 1947-1994 The michael O'leary cup 1953-1999

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