Castlegar GAA

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An Caisleán Gearr
Founded: 1880
County: Galway
Nickname: Cashel
Colours: Green and white
Grounds: Castlegar
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Connacht
Hurling: 1 4 17

Castlegar GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the parish of Castlegar in County Galway, Ireland. The club is almost exclusively concerned with the game of hurling.


It is believed that hurling has been played in Castlegar since the 1880s. No records exist regarding hurling in the area prior to that decade, however, local folklore has it that the parish had a hurling team prior to 1880. Most of the matches played by Castlegar in those days were played in Claregalway, Turloughmore and Oranmore. At the time the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1884, Castlegar was considered to be the best team in the west of the city of Galway. Some say it still is with James Smith running the show in the youth agegroups. James' nickname around the parts is 'spicebag' , because of his ability to slice the air with the sliotar.



Notable players[edit]

1979-80 All-Ireland champions[edit]

# Name Position
First Team
1 Tommy Grogan Goalkeeper
2 Ted Murphy Right Corner Back
3 Pádraic Connolly Full Back
4 John Coady Left Corner Back
5 Gerry Glynn Right Half Back
6 John Connolly Centre Back
7 Michael Glynn Left Half Back
8 Tom Murphy Midfield
9 Séamus Fahy Midfield
10 Jimmy Francis Right Half Forward
11 Joe Connolly Centre Forward
12 Pakie O'Connor Left Half Forward
13 Gerry Connolly Right Corner Forward
14 Michael Connolly (c) Full Forward
15 Liam Mulryan Left Conrer Forward
Sub used
Pat Burke

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