Warwickshire GAA

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Warwickshire GAA
Province: Britain
Nickname(s): Warks
County colours: White and Black
Ground(s): Páirc na hÉireann, Solihull
Dominant sport: Hurling
Competitions
NHL: Division 3B
Hurling Championship: Lory Meagher Cup
Standard kit
Warwickshire within England

The Warwickshire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (or Warwickshire GAA) is one of the county boards outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in Warwickshire. The county board is also responsible for the Warwickshire inter-county teams.

Hurling[edit]

In 2005 Warwickshire fielded a hurling team in the Nicky Rackard Cup for the first time. The team was quite successful in 2006, winning one game against Monaghan and losing to Longford and narrowly to Derry who won the competition. In 2007 Warwickshire played in the Leinster Junior Shield and Nicky Rackard Cup ending a good year for the county with wins against Leitrim and Cavan. In 1970 Warwickshire lost the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling final to Antrim. Tony Voyce (Antrim) scored probably the most important goal in Warwickshire's history v Monaghan in 2006 to secure their biggest win in the history of the county. In his honour the county ground is now called Parc n'Voyce!! Eamon Mahoney is still the most successful manager in the county's history.

Honours[edit]

Warwickshire won their last Provincial All-Britain Championship in 2006 beating Gloucestershire, London en route to beating Scotland in the final. As a result they faced Roscommon at Pairc Na h'Éireann on Friday 14 July 2006 when they were soundly beaten. The Warwickshire squad was: Dave Tierney, Ian Dooley, Eamonn Hanlon, Michael Hayden, Joseph Dowling (Sean McDermotts), Gavin Farrell, Bobby Scully, Damian Cassidy, David Cunningham, Paul Houston, Michael Hegarty, Kieran Boyle, Eamonn Fallon, Joe Bergin, Brian Higgins, Mel Guinan (Roger Casements), James O'Hara, Alan Armstrong (St. Barnabas), Brian Cuffe, Mark Ryan (Four Masters), Neil Corrigan, Johnny Connaire, Tommy Mooney, Paul Troupe(Various), Mark McLoughlin, Steve McGeer(Various), Peter Healy (John Mitchels).

Schools[edit]

Warwickshire Schools GAA Board was originally setup in September 2000. It has grown at a very healthy rate such that as of May 2007 WSGAA now work in partnership with 28 primary schools, 15 Secondary schools, 2 HE/FE Colleges and 5 local GAA clubs and in total an estimated 2385 young people.

The aims of the WSGAA include competition by their elite team in the All-Ireland underage championships. This initiative is a remarkable departure from the traditional way in which British GAA clubs have been organised.

Headquarters[edit]

Páirc na hÉireann is the name of the headquarters of Gaelic games in the Birmingham area and more specifically within the remit of the Warwickshire County Board. Located on the east side of the city close to the Birmingham International Airport.

Notable former players[edit]

Clubs[edit]

. Sean McDermotts GFC Birmingham, Warwickshire

External links[edit]

. Sean McDermotts (birmingham) Warwickshire