Ballymun Kickhams GAA

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Ballymun Kickhams
Ciceam Bhaile Munna
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Founded:1969
County:Dublin
Nickname:The Mun, The Ballymun.
Colours:Red and Green
Grounds:Pairc Ciceam
Coordinates:53°25′00.61″N 6°15′53.49″W / 53.4168361°N 6.2648583°W / 53.4168361; -6.2648583Coordinates: 53°25′00.61″N 6°15′53.49″W / 53.4168361°N 6.2648583°W / 53.4168361; -6.2648583
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Ballymun Kickhams (Irish: Ciceam Bhaile Munna ) is a GAA club in Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland. The club has a clubhouse and its home pitch, Pairc Ciceam, just off the Ballymun (junction 4) exit of the M50. Ballymun also has a full size astroturf pitch. The club derives its name from Charles Joseph Kickham (1828–1882). They last won the Dublin Senior Football championship in 2012.

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C.J. Kickham's GAA Football Club, predecessor of the current club, pictured in August 1912

The club was set up in 1969 following the merging of two clubs, Ballymun Gaels and C.J. Kickhams. Senior status was first achieved in 1978 when Ballymun Kickhams beat Fingal Ravens in the Intermediate league final. In 1981 Ballymun made it to their first Dublin Senior Football Championship Final. The club's Intermediate team participated in the 2010 RTÉ series "Celebrity Bainisteoir", with Today Fm's Maireád Farrell.

Ballymun Kickhams won their first Dublin Football Championship in 1982, won their second in 1985 before claiming their third in 2012. Ballymun claimed the Division 1 league title in 1983, 1984, 1987,1988 & most recently in 2009. On Sunday 9 December 2012, Ballymun Kickhams won their first ever Leinster Senior Football Final, defeating Portlaoise, in Mullingar.

In 2011, the U14 Ballymun Kickhams team won the All Ireland Division 1 Féile for the first time in the club's history.

In March 2013, Ballymun Kickhams reached the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final, where they were defeated by St. Brigids of Roscommon.

In 2015 the Ballymun Minors, managed by former Dublin Senior Footballer, *Paddy Christie won a historic treble. They won the Minor 'A' Football Championship, Division 1 League Title and Leinster Minor Football Championship.

Paddy Carr is the current Ballymun Kickhams coach.

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