Ballinhassig GAA

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Ballinhassig
Béal Átha an Chasaidh
Founded: 1886
County: Cork
Nickname: The Blues
Club colours: Blue and White
Grounds: Ballinhassig
Coordinates: 51°48′40.35″N 8°31′43.73″W / 51.8112083°N 8.5288139°W / 51.8112083; -8.5288139Coordinates: 51°48′40.35″N 8°31′43.73″W / 51.8112083°N 8.5288139°W / 51.8112083; -8.5288139
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Ballinhassig is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the village of Ballinhassig in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. The club was founded in 1886, and now plays Hurling at Premier Intermediate level, having won the Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship in 2005, and the Cork Junior Hurling Championship in 2002.
Stemming from these County Championship wins, Ballinhassig competed in Munster and All-Ireland Club Championships, and have won the following Club Championship Finals: Junior Munster Club Final, Junior All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Final, Intermediate Munster Club Final; but lost out to Dickboro, of Kilkenny town, in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final, played in Croke Park. The club also plays Gaelic football, but hurling is much stronger. The club is a member of Carrigdhoun division of Cork GAA.

Ballinhassig also have their own Camogie team, who play at Senior A level.

The underage boys and girls teams compete in the South East League and Championship (from under 10s to under 16's ).

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1886. The Club has participated in many great games down through the years. They lost a Junior County Hurling Final in 1954 but were successful in winning the same competition in 1965. In 1971 Ballinhassig were again defeated in the County Junior Hurling final by Bandon. However the rest of the 70s proved to be most successful, winning a County Junior in 1973 and Intermediate Titles in both 75 and 77. The Club again reached an Intermediate Final in 1983 but were defeated by Cloughduv. The decision was taken to re-grade to Junior in 1990 where many South-East Titles were won. The Club reached the County Junior Hurling Final in 1995 and 2000 but were defeated by Killeagh and Nemo Rangers. However success came in 2002 with victory over Fr O'Neills. Ballinhassig went on to capture Munster and All Ireland Junior Club Titles also in this year, and went on to win the Premer Intermediate Title in 2005, also reached the All Ireland Final of this competition. While competing in Senior Ranks the Club won two senior League Titles in 2007 and 2008. Ballinhassig re-took their place in the Senior Hurling Championship in 2013 after winning their fourth Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship, defeating Bandon in the 2012 Premier Intermediate Hurling County Championship final in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. In 2012 Ballinhassig also won their first ever South East Junior A Football Championship, defeating Tracton after a replay in the South East Final played in Carrigaline.

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Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballinhassig back at the top table". Irish Examiner. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "50 years of heartbreak over for comeback kings Castlemartyr". The Irish Examiner. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ballinhassig rule again". The Irish Examiner. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sheehan strikes late for Ballinhassig". Irish Examiner. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 

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