Brickey Rangers GAA

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Brickey Rangers GAA
Rodaithe na Brice
Founded: 1896
County: Waterford
Nickname: Brickeys
Colours: Amber and black
Grounds: Bushy Park
Playing kits
Home Kit
Change Kit
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Waterford
champions
Football: 0 0 1

Brickey Rangers (Irish: Rodaithe na Brice[1]) is a GAA club 5 km west of Dungarvan, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. They cater for Gaelic football, camogie and Hurling. Their home ground is Bushy Park, which was opened in 1984.

The club have won the Waterford Senior Football Championship 1 time, in 1963. They have finished runner up on five occasions, the last being in 1960.

2016 Football Season[edit]

2016 Championship Football

Championship Football - Brickey Rangers
Match Details Date
Senior Football
Rathgormack 1-7, 0-8 Brickey Rangers
Round 1
9 April
Kilrossanty 2-11, 1-7 Brickey Rangers
Round 2
16 April
Ballinameela 3-7, 0-15 Brickey Rangers
Round 3
29 July
Clashmore 1-10, 0-9 Brickey Rangers
Round 4
3 September
Stradbally w/o, scr Brickey Rangers
Round 5
17 October
Brickey Rangers 0-10 0-8 St. Saviour's
Relegation Play-Off
October

History[edit]

Founded in 1896 as Brickey Rangers, the club did not have their first game until 1917.It was decided to visit all the houses in the Valley to gather the price of a football. Mike Linehan and Johnny Ronayne (the joint treasures of the club) collected from people at one end of the Valley and Johnny Murphy and Jack Flynn on the Knockmaun side. The first jersey's worn by the club were all white. The first game played by the club was against Modeligo in Dempsey's field Dungarvan GAA. In 1963 the club captured their only Waterford Senior Football Championship beating Kill 2-8 to 1-03 on the 2nd week of December. They have been relegated from the senior ranks numerous times. In 1980, 1986 and 2014 they regained promotion to the Waterford Senior Football Championship by winning the Waterford Intermediate Football Championship.

Bushy Park[edit]

Theclub was established in 1896 but we did not have a permanent base until 1984 when they purchased six acres from the Bon Sauveur Sisters at Carriglea, approximately 5 km from Dungarvan and named it Bushy Park. In 2004 an additional adjoining 5.25 acres was purchased to provide a second full-size playing pitch and training area. In more recent years, they have developed the facilities further by the provision of a hurling wall court, extended the club pavilion/additional dressing rooms, and provided car parking facilities. Very recently we installed flood-lighting to one of our pitches.

Current Membership[edit]

They have adult and juvenile committees that comprise of representatives from all the various divisions/interests in the club who help steer and run the club. On the playing front, they participate in both football and hurling, camogie, ladies football and have teams in all juvenile age-groups Our catchment area includes an extensive area around the Brickey valley and environs of Dungavan. We have close links with two local national schools – Glenbeg and Carriglea and also have a very good relationship with our good neighbours the Bon Sauveur Sisters at Carriglea. They currently have approximately 300 members.

2014 Season[edit]

The First XV, won the Western and County Waterford Intermediate Football Championship and were Waterford GAA representatives in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship. The u18 football team won the Western A championship. The Brickey First XV Hurling team remained in the Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship

2015 Season[edit]

The newly repromoted Brickey outfit made it out of the group stages and into the Quarter Finals against The Nire GAA, however, they were knocked out of the competition. The u21 football team won the Western B championship. The u18 football team won the western B championship and finished county B runner-up's. The u21 hurling team won the Western B championship. The Brickey First XV Hurling team remained in the Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship.

2016 Season[edit]

The Brickey football First XV suffered from second season syndrome and narrowly avoided relegation back to the Waterford Intermediate Football Championship. For the first time in a number of seasons the u21 team appeared in the Western A division, however they were knocked out at the Quarter Final stages. The u21 hurling team were knocked out of the Western B after one game. The Brickey First XV Hurling team remained in the Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship, however launched a strong challenge for the Western title.

Current First XV[edit]

No. Player Position Club
Tommy Lynch Goalkeeper Brickey Rangers
Johnny Cooney Right Corner Back Brickey Rangers
Darragh O'Grady Right Corner Brickey Rangers
Conor Phelan Full Back Brickey Rangers
Phillip Walsh Full Back Brickey Rangers
Kieran O'Neill Left Corner Back Brickey Rangers
Diarmuid Tobin Left Corner Back Brickey Rangers
Cathal Curran Right Half Back Brickey Rangers
David Ryan Centre Half Back Brickey Rangers
Shane McGrath Right Half Back Brickey Rangers
Carthach Barry Right Half Back Brickey Rangers
Cormac Curran Midfield Brickey Rangers
Mark Shalloe Midfield Brickey Rangers
Martin Houlihan Midfield Brickey Rangers
John Morrissey Right Half Forward Brickey Rangers
Laurence Houlihan Right Half Forward Brickey Rangers
Conor Mcgrath Centre Half Forward Brickey Rangers
Darragh Duggan Centre Half Forward Brickey Rangers
Mark Cummins Left Half Forward Brickey Rangers
Cormac O'Grady Left Half Forward Brickey Rangers
Carthach Shalloe Right Corner Forward Brickey Rangers
Cian O'Halloran Right Corner Forward Brickey Rangers
David Hickey Full Forward Brickey Rangers
Olan Casey Full Forward Brickey Rangers
Emmet Gaffney Left Corner Forward Brickey Rangers
Ryan O'Neill Left Corner Forward Brickey Rangers

Squad as per Brickey Rangers v St. Saviours, 2016 Waterford Senior Football Championship Relegation Play-Off, 17 October 2016

Football Titles[edit]

Senior

Waterford Senior Football Championship (1 time):

  • 1963
Under-21

Waterford Under-21 Football Championship West (2 times):

  • 2012, 2015
U18

Waterford U18 Football Championship (3 times):

  • 2013, 2014, 2015

Notable players[edit]

Jimmy Curran

Jim McGrath -- Waterford GAA County Senior Footballer 1980-1990's, Munster Provincial side 80's,90's.

Cormac Curran -- Waterford GAA County Senior Hurler, 2013 All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship winner.

Conor Phelan -- Waterford GAA County Senior Footballer 2008-2014

Conor McGrath -- Waterford GAA County Senior Footballer Late 2000s - Early 2010's

Dermot O'Neill -- Derry GAA County Senior Footballer 1990's.

Kieran O' Neill -- Waterford GAA County Senior Footballer 2014–Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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