Ballyhea GAA

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Ballyhea GAA
Founded: 1884
County: Cork
Colours: Black and White
Grounds: Gaels Memorial Grounds
Coordinates: 52°19′35.55″N 8°39′55.61″W / 52.3265417°N 8.6654472°W / 52.3265417; -8.6654472Coordinates: 52°19′35.55″N 8°39′55.61″W / 52.3265417°N 8.6654472°W / 52.3265417; -8.6654472
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Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
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Ballyhea GAA is a hurling club in the village of Ballyhea in Cork, Ireland. The club is affiliated to the Avondhu, division of Cork GAA. The club will compete in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship in 2015. It does not field Gaelic football teams.

History[edit]

Ballyhea GAA Club has been in existence for over 126 years. The history of the club published in 1984 say the first GAA meeting took place in Jim Powers's Forge in the townland of Pruntas in late 1885 or early 1886. Present were Jim Power, Pruntus, Maurice Malone, Shinanagh and Johnnie Linnane Ardskeagh. From these humble beginnings the club grew and grew to what it is today. During its history the club has won County Championships in Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Juvenile Hurling.

Over the years Ballyhea players have helped Avondhu to County success. 1952 saw Lack Morrissey (R.I.P.) play in goal, Mick Quinn (R.I.P.) was corner-back, Jim Walshe (R.I.P.) was full-forward. 1966 saw Billy Fitzgibbon, Jack Russell, and Pat Behan (R.I.P.) win the elusive Senior County medals. All-Ireland medals have come to the parish from most grades, Vocational Schools Colleges, Minor, Under-21 and the two Senior, Johnny O' Callaghan in 1986 and Neil Ronan in 1999 & 2005.

McNamee Award 2009 / 2010 for Best Website[edit]

The club's website, ballyheagaa.com, was named best website at the McNamee Awards in July 2010. These awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made by individuals and Association units in the area of media and communications.

The award was presented by Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Criostóir Ó Cuana, at a function in Croke Park on Saturday July 24. Accepting the award were Karl Metelko and John Mortell who were the main organisers of the club website.

Roll of honour[edit]

  • Cork Senior Hurling Championship
    • Winners (1): 1896
    • Runners-up (4): 1889, 1895, 1984, 1995
  • Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
    • Winners (1): 2014|[1]
  • Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship
    • Winners (2): 1931, 1980
    • Runners-up (1): 1977
  • Cork Junior Hurling Championship
    • Winners (3): 1930, 1955, 1976
    • Runners-up (1): 1959
  • Cork Minor A Hurling Championship
    • Winners (1): 2001
    • Runners-up (2) 1996, 2012
  • Cork Minor C Hurling Championship
    • Winners (1): 2011
  • Cork Under-21 Hurling Championship
    • Runners-up (1): 1981
  • North Cork Junior Hurling Championship
    • Winners (10): 1930, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1965, 1975, 1976
    • Runners-up (8): 1937, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1954, 1964, 1969, 1974
  • North Cork Junior "B" Hurling Championship
    • Winners (5): 1944, 1948, 2002, 2007, 2011

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hurley, Denis (13 October 2014). "Ballyhea 'yes' at return to senior ranks". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

External Sources[edit]