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.
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.
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.