Claughaun GAA

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Claughaun GAA
CLG Clochán
Founded: 1902
County: Limerick
Nickname: The Hoops
Colours: Green and white
Grounds: Childers Road
Coordinates: 52°39′34″N 8°35′39″W / 52.65944°N 8.59417°W / 52.65944; -8.59417
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
Football: 0 0 14
Hurling: 0 0 10

Claughaun Gaelic Athletic Club (Irish: CLG Chlochán) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club within Limerick GAA, based in St Brigid's parish on the southside of Limerick City, Ireland. The club was founded in 1902, in the Poulin/Pennywell area of St John's parish. It has considerable success over the years in both hurling and Gaelic football. The club grounds are located on the Childers Road, at what has become a prominent venue for games of all levels. The club was relegated to intermediate status in both football and hurling following the 2010 championships.

The Irish name 'Clochán' is said to mean 'the place of the stepping stones', which referred to a small stream that flowed where the modern day Dublin Road lies, at Clare Street. Claughaun have contributed many notable players to various representative sides, in both codes.

Claughaun is a very successful club and has a lot of great talent once again coming through.


The club won its first Limerick Senior Hurling Championship in 1914, and went on the claim the title again in 1915, 1916, 1918 and 1926. In all Claughaun have won the SHC on ten occasions, the most recent title coming in 1986.


Notable players[edit]

Gaelic football[edit]

Claughaun captured the Limerick Senior Football Championship for the first time in 1955, and followed up with another 13 SFC title wins over the following four decades, the last in 1996.[2]


  • Limerick Senior Football Championship (14)
    • 1955, 1959, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
  • Limerick Minor Football Championship (6)
    • 1946, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1973, 1985
  • Limerick Junior Football Championship (2)
    • 1945, 1972
  • Limerick Under-21 Football Championship (2)
    • 1980, 1982

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ Sean Murphy. 'The Boys of Claughaun' (2002)
  2. ^ Sean Murphy, 'The Boys of Claughaun' (2002)

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