Arravale Rovers GAA

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Arravale Rovers
Fánaithe Gleann Árann
Founded: 1885
County: Tipperary
Nickname: The Rovers
Colours: Black and amber
Grounds: Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town
Coordinates: 52°28′08.57″N 8°09′27.01″W / 52.4690472°N 8.1575028°W / 52.4690472; -8.1575028Coordinates: 52°28′08.57″N 8°09′27.01″W / 52.4690472°N 8.1575028°W / 52.4690472; -8.1575028
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
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Tipperary
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Arravale Rovers GAA (Irish: Fánaithe Gleann Árann) is Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in County Tipperary, Ireland. Based in the town of Tipperary, it competes at senior level in Tipperary GAA county and divisional hurling and Gaelic football championships and leagues. Now part of the West division of Tipperary GAA, it formerly played in the South division.

Name[edit]

It known as Sean Tracy Park.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1885, a year after the formation of the GAA.

Gaelic football[edit]

In 1895, Arravale Rovers won the All-Ireland Football Final, representing Tipperary.[1] This was the first football final played at Jones' Road (later Croke Park).[2]

In 2011 Arravale Rovers beat Éire Óg Annacarty by 1-7 to 0-7 to win the West Tipperary Senior Football Championship for the first time since 1993. The Title was lost in 2012 to Éire Óg, Annacarty who won their first Divisional title in that year. However, Rovers came good again in 2013 when defeating old rivals, Galtee Rovers of Bansha in the final, played at Lattin. This win brought the club's tally in the Divisional Senior Football Championship roll of honour to 11, including the often disputed victory of 1942 which the club always claim to have won, though a scarcity of records give credence to the notion that they were the only team affiliated at senior level in that season. The Club has now surpassed the Lattin-Cullen Club near the top of the honours list, with Galtee Rovers topping the roll of honour with 25 wins.

Honours[edit]

  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (1)
    • 1895
  • Munster Senior Football Championship (1)
    • 1895
  • Tipperary Senior Football Championship (6)
    • 1894, 1895, 1896, 1899, 1941, 1985
  • Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship (2)
    • 1988, 2007
  • Tipperary Junior Football Championship (1)
    • 1997
  • Tipperary Under-21 Football Championship (3)
    • 1972, 1973, 2011
  • Tipperary Under-21 'B' Football Championship (1)
    • 2002
  • Tipperary Minor Football Championship (11)
    • 1933, 1959, 1966, 1972, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1997, 2004, 2007
  • West Tipperary Senior Football Championship (12)
    • 1942, 1948, 1955, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1984, 1992, 1993, 2011, 2013, 2015.
  • South Tipperary Senior Football Championship (2)
    • 1936, 1941
  • West Tipperary Junior Football Championship (9)
    • 1933, 1945, 1953, 1965, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1997
  • Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (1)
    • 2016
  • West Tipperary Junior 'B' Football Championship (2)
    • 2008, 2016
  • West Tipperary Under-21 Football Championship (14)
    • 1959, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
  • West Tipperary U-21 'B' Football Championship (1)
    • 2002
  • West Tipperary Minor Football Championship (25)
    • 1933, 1942, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • South Tipperary Minor Football Championship (3)
    • 1934, 1939, 1949
  • Tipperary Man's Cup County Senior Football League (1)
    • 1936
  • West Tipperary Senior Football League (O'Donoghue Cup) (6)
    • 1973, 1975, 1987, 1992, 1993, 2004
  • West Tipperary Junior Football League (2)
    • 1984, 1985

Hurling[edit]

In 1997, Arravale Rovers won the Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship final with a very experienced team which had challenged for a number of years before. A period followed without success. In 2009 the Rovers reached the Intermediate county final against Carrick Davins, but lost 1-13 to 1-6. They also reached the Minor hurling final against Loughmore-Castleiney.

Honours[edit]

  • Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1997
  • Tipperary Junior Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1926
  • Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2012
  • West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (2)
    • 1966, 1970
  • West Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (6)
    • 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997
  • West Tipperary Junior Hurling Championship (2)
    • 1934, 1964
  • South Tipperary Junior Hurling Championship (1)
  • West Tipperary Junior No. 2 Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1958
  • West Tipperary Junior 'B' Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2011
  • West Tipperary Under-21 Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1959
  • West Tipperary Under-21 'B' Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2004
  • West Tipperary Minor Hurling Championship (4)
    • 1933, 1958, 2006, 2009
  • West Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship (4)
    • 1984, 1996, 2011, 2012

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Munster GAA - Senior Football winning teams
  2. ^ Football results 1887-1910 - GAA website Archived August 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

Further reading[edit]

  • Tom O'Donoghue, Arravale Rovers H. & F. Club: the Arravale Rovers story: the G.A.A. in the parish of Tipperary (1995) ISBN 0-9526073-2-8
  • Marcus De Búrca, The GAA: a history (1999)

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