Ballyteague GFC

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Ballyteague
Baile Thaigh
Ballyteague GFC crest.png
Founded: 1927
County: Kildare
Nickname: The Larks
Colours: Green and Gold
Grounds: Ballyteague GAA grounds, Ballyteige North, Kilmeage
Coordinates: 53°15′58″N 6°51′56″W / 53.26622°N 6.86551°W / 53.26622; -6.86551Coordinates: 53°15′58″N 6°51′56″W / 53.26622°N 6.86551°W / 53.26622; -6.86551
Playing kits
Standard colours

Ballyteague GFC is a Gaelic football club in Kilmeage, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland, club of the year in 1980, winners of junior, and intermediate in successive years 1972-1973 and senior finalists in 1974.

History[edit]

RIC records from 1890 show that Boherkill and Kilmoney club had 50 members with officers listed as Edward Delaney, Edward Loughlin, and John Flynn senior and junior listed as officers. Ballyteague affiliated 1927-51, founded by Mick Behan, Paddy Nugent and Jack Gilligan while Dinny Dunny, father of Pat, was one of the original players. The original colours were vertical stripes of red and green.

Gaelic football[edit]

After re-affiliating in 1951, Ballyteague won Junior B in 1962. Joe McTeague, Seamus Brennan, Martin Nugent, John Jacob and later Tommy Herbert spearheaded their from junior to senior in three years. Their introduction to senior football was an eight-point win over Round Towers and they then eliminated Clane and played a memorable three-game semi-final saga against area side St. Wolstan’s. At half time in the 1974 county final they were 0-5 to 0-1 ahead against Carbury, but failed to score in the second half and lost 2-9 to 0-5. When they were promoted to senior again after 1991 they beat Sarsfields and Round Towers in the championship. The club stages the popular Herbert Cup tournament. Famous supporters include Pat Nevin (former Everton Great) and Tom Doyle who once quoted "Are you bringin on a sub or what?"

Honours[edit]

  • Senior F Finalists 1974.
  • Intermediate F champions 1973, 1991.
  • Junior A champions 1972, 1988.
  • Junior B Champions 1962.
  • Intermediate F league 1967.
  • League Division 2 1972.

League Division 3 Winners 2015

  • Junior F League 1928, 1979.
  • Minor f league 1981.

Under 14 Division 2 2004 Under 14 Kildare Feile B 2004

  • Intermediate B Champions 2005, 2007.
  • Under 12 champions 2007

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kildare GAA: A Centenary History, by Eoghan Corry, CLG Chill Dara, 1984, ISBN 0-9509370-0-2 hb ISBN 0-9509370-1-0 pb
  • Kildare GAA yearbook, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2000- in sequence especially the Millennium yearbook of 2000
  • Soaring Sliothars: Centenary of Kildare Camogie 1904-2004 by Joan O'Flynn Kildare County Camogie Board.

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