Argideen Rangers GAA

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Argideen Rangers
Raonaithe Airgidín
County: Cork
Colours: Maroon and White
Grounds: Timoleague
Coordinates: 51°38′19.14″N 8°46′28.41″W / 51.6386500°N 8.7745583°W / 51.6386500; -8.7745583Coordinates: 51°38′19.14″N 8°46′28.41″W / 51.6386500°N 8.7745583°W / 51.6386500; -8.7745583
Playing kits
Standard colours

Argideen Rangers is a Gaelic football and Hurling club based in Timoleague in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. In 2005 the club won the Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship by beating Nemo Rangers in the final. The club plays in South West Cork or Carbery GAA Division games in Cork competitions.

Argideen Rangers Official Website can be visited at [1]. Here you will find information about local activities and photos of recent events.

History[edit]

Back in 1892, a club in the area known as St Molaga's contested the West Cork football final. Only three clubs participated in the championship. The club was strong in those early years of the association. This was due in no small way to the establishment of the railway network in the area and the work of John Burke, a railway employee based in Timoleague. It went into decline for a while but reemerged in the 1930s reaching the west cork Junior 'B' hurling final in 1933. They went one better the following year winning the 'A' title when Bandon were defeated. The club took a back seat again for a while and success came with Argideen Rovers minor footballers winning back to back West-Cork titles in 1964 and '65. In 1967 the junior 2 football title was won along with a league trophy.

In 1979 the underage club was re-organised and the modern era of Timoleague G.A.A. took root. Starting at under 14, all competitions at under 14 and under 16 in both hurling and football in West-Cork were won along with contesting two county finals in hurling. The breakthrough at adult level came in 1985 with success in Junior '2' Hurling. Two years later West-Cork titles in under 21 hurling and Junior '2' football were won. The big breakthrough was made in 1993 when the Flyer Nyhan Cup was won. West-Cork and County Titles in Junior '2' were also added that year. 1994 was a remarkable year for the club. Argideen and Barryroe met in both finals with Barryroe winning the Hurling and Argideen scoring their first success in the football decider. Barry Harte, current manager of Argideen Rangers Hurling team, captained Carbery to their first ever County Senior Hurling title. The Timoleague club also provided Tony Crowley and Mark Foley to his team along with selector Edward McSweeney. 1996 saw the County Junior 'A' hurling title coming to the village for the first time when Fr. O'Neill’s were defeated. Intermediate hurling followed for the next five years with occasional success when the scalps of Éire Óg, Glen Rovers, Blarney, Aghada and Milford were taken. The club re-graded to Junior in 2002 but bounced back with a West-Cork title in 2003. After two great games with Grenagh, Argideen reached the county final but had to give way to Dromina.[1] The club was promoted to intermediate grade after their great run and once more found themselves in a county final in 2005 - this time at intermediate, where they defeated Nemo Rangers to gain promotion to Premier Intermediate status.

Honours[edit]

  • Intermediate A County Hurling Winner (1) 2005
  • West Cork Junior A Hurling Winner (3) 1993, 1996 and 2003
  • West Cork Junior A Football Winner (1) 1994
  • West Cork Junior B Hurling Winner (1) 1985
  • West Cork Junior B Football Winner (4) 1967, 1988, 1993 and 2001.
  • West Cork Junior C Hurling Championship Winner (1) 2014 Runner-Up 2015
  • Cork Junior Hurling Championship: Winners (1) 1996, Runners-Up: 2003

In 2003 the club was promoted to compete in the Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship even though it had not won the county Junior Hurling Competition.

  • Cork Junior B Football Championship: Winners 1993, 2001, 2008
  • West Cork Under-21 Hurling Championship Winners (2) 1987, 2007
  • Cork Minor B Football Championship: Runners Up 1992
  • Cork Minor C Hurling Championship: Runners Up 2006

Famous players[edit]

  • Mark Foley
  • Barry Harte
  • Rory O'Sullivan
  • Tony Crowley
  • Liam Harte
  • Michael O'Callaghan
  • John Dinneen
  • Michael Walsh
  • Dan Connoly
  • Joe Murphy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic first for Domina". Hogan Stand. 17 November 2003. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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