Athenry GAA

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St. Mary's, Athenry
Ath an Ri
Founded: 1885
County: Galway
Colours: Maroon and white
Grounds:
Raheen, Athenry
Carnaun, Athenry
Coordinates: 53°19′28.67″N 8°47′03.03″W / 53.3246306°N 8.7841750°W / 53.3246306; -8.7841750Coordinates: 53°19′28.67″N 8°47′03.03″W / 53.3246306°N 8.7841750°W / 53.3246306; -8.7841750
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Connacht
champions
Galway
champions
Hurling: 3 8 8

St. Mary's, Athenry is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the parish of Athenry in County Galway. The club is a dual club competing in both gaelic football and hurling at all age levels.

Hurling[edit]

History[edit]

Athenry GAA club was founded in 1885. The club remained in the background of senior club hurling until 1977 when Athenry contested their first county final. Victory on that occasion went to Kiltormer. Athenry's next county final appearance came in 1987, when they were victorious. They defeated Castlegar 1-12 to 2-6. They went all the way to the All-Ireland final but they were defeated by Midleton from Cork. Athenry also went on to compete in the next two county finals in 1988 and 1989 where they were defeated on both occasions. 1991 was Athenry's next county final appearance; however, they were again defeated by Kiltormer. Athenry's second county title came in 1994 after they defeated Sarsfields 2-6 to 0-9. Following this county final victory, a golden age for the club began. Six county titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004), six Connacht titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004), and three All Ireland titles (1997, 2000 and 2001) were achieved in a ten year period from 1994 to 2004.

Camogie[edit]

Athenry camogie club won the All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship in 1977. They won further Connacht titles in 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and were Galway senior champions on 13 occasions. The club was founded in 1973 by Gilbert McCarthy, a teacher at Presentation, Athenry, Christy Kelly and Anthony Poniard.[1] Their initial club success was based on the successful Presentation School sides and many of the players who won All-Ireland senior and junior championships in 1974.

Honours[edit]

Athenry Senior Hurling Championship Matches 1977-1987[edit]

# Opponent Result W/L/D Competition
1 Mullagh 2-10 : 1-09 W 1977 Galway Hurling Championship First Round
2 Killimordaly 4-11 : 3-04 W 1977 Galway Hurling Championship Quarter final
3 Ballindereen 0-18 : 1-06 W 1977 Galway Hurling Championship Semi final
4 Kiltormer 3-08 : 3-10 L 1977 Galway Hurling Championship County final
5 Gort 4-05 : 4-09 L 1978 Galway Hurling Championship First Round
6 Carnmore 1-15 : 3-08 W 1979 Galway Hurling Championship First Round
7 Castlegar 0-07 : 2-05 L 1979 Galway Hurling Championship Quarter final
8 Gort 0-02 : 1-10 L 1980 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
9 Liam Mellows 2-11 : 2-08 W 1980 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
10 Kilbeacanty 2-08 : 1-07 W 1980 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
11 St. Thomas' 1-12 : 1-05 W 1980 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
12 Meelick/Eyrecourt 1-11 : 4-09 L 1980 Galway Hurling Championship Quarter final
13 St. Thomas' 2-12 : 0-06 W 1981 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
14 Pearses 2-10 : 0-06 W 1981 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
15 Tommy Larkins 1-03 : 2-03 L 1981 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
16 Carnmore 2-11 : 2-04 W 1981 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
17 St Thomas' 0-16 : 3-10 L 1981 Galway Hurling Championship Group Play-off
18 Tommy Larkins 2-08 : 1-14 L 1981 Galway Hurling Championship Group Play-off
19 Loughrea 0-09 : 2-08 L 1982 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
20 Turloughmore 1-07 : 1-16 L 1982 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
21 Carnmore -- : -- L 1982 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
22 Sarsfields -- : -- L 1982 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
23 Kinvara 1-10 : 2-10 L 1983 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
24 Loughrea 2-16 : 6-05 L 1983 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
25 Killimordaly 7-07 : 5-12 W 1983 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
26 Mullagh -- : -- L 1983 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
27 Sarsfields 0-11 : 0-11 D 1984 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
28 Gort 3-09 : 1-15 D 1984 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
29 Tommy Larkins 1-10 : 2-09 L 1984 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
30 Kinvara 4-06 : 1-18 L 1984 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
31 Tommy Larkins 0-08 : 1-10 L 1985 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
32 Ardrahan 5-06 : 3-25 L 1985 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
33 Gort 2-08 : 2-18 L 1985 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
34 Mullagh -- : -- L 1985 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
35 Killimor 3-17 : 4-05 W 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
36 Ardrahan 0-12 : 0-10 W 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
37 Clarinbridge 1-10 : 2-09 L 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
38 Ballindereen 2-15 : 2-11 W 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
39 Gaeltacht 7-11 : 1-07 W 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Play-off
40 Gort 3-09 : 1-12 W 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Quarter final
41 Killimordaly 1-07 : 3-02 L 1986 Galway Hurling Championship Semi final
42 St Thomas' 1-18 : 2-05 W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
43 Mullagh 2-13 : 1-09 W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
44 Craughwell 1-09 : 2-02 W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
45 Sarsfields 7-10 : 3-16 W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship Group Game
46 Kiltormer 2-12 : 0-17 W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship Quarter final
47 Gort -- : -- W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship Semi final
48 Castlegar 1-12 : 2-06 W 1987 Galway Hurling Championship County final

Notable Players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460.  978-1-908591-00-5

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