Clonakilty GAA

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Clonakilty GAA
Cloich na Coillte
Founded: 1887
County: Cork
Nickname: The Brewery Town
Club colours: Green and Red
Grounds: Ahamilla
Coordinates: 51°37′09.18″N 8°55′38.16″W / 51.6192167°N 8.9272667°W / 51.6192167; -8.9272667Coordinates: 51°37′09.18″N 8°55′38.16″W / 51.6192167°N 8.9272667°W / 51.6192167; -8.9272667
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Clonakilty GAA is a Gaelic football and hurling club based in the town and parish of Clonakilty in County Cork, Ireland. It is affiliated to the Carbery division of Cork. It was founded in October 1887. The club has achieved fame primarily as a Gaelic football club. The club has played in the Cork Senior Football Championship since 1932, the longest-serving senior football team in Cork, and has won the title on 9 occasions, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1996 and 2009. The 1945 Cork team that won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was backboned by players from Clonakilty.

Honours[edit]

  • Cork Senior Football Championship 9
    • 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1996, 2009
  • Cork Intermediate Football Championship 2
    • 1913, 1931
  • Cork Junior Football Championship 1
    • 1930
  • Cork Junior Hurling Championship
    • Runners-up 1946
  • Cork Middle Grade Hurling Championship
  • Runners-up 1912
  • Cork Under-21 Football Championship
    • Runners-up 1999, 2013
  • Cork Minor Football Championship
    • Runners-up 1940, 1962
  • Cork Premier 2 Minor Football Championship
  • Cork Minor A Hurling Championship 1
    • Winners 2013
  • Cork Minor B Hurling Championship
    • Winners 2007
  • Cork U.16A Hurling Championship
  • Winners 2013
  • Cork U.16A Hurling League
  • Winners 2013
  • West Cork Senior Football Championship 2
    • 1892, 1893
  • West Cork Junior A Hurling Championship 14
    • Winners 1939, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1961, 1962, 1976, 1977, 1983, 2004, 2012[2]
    • Runners-up 1926, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1979, 1980, 2009
  • West Cork Middle Hurling Championship
  • Winners 1912
  • West Cork Junior C Hurling Championship
  • Winners 2013
  • West Cork Junior C Hurling League
  • Winners 2013
  • West Cork Junior A Football Championship 4
    • Winners 1930, 1948, 1949, 1977
    • Runners-up 1926, 1929, 1972, 1974
  • West Cork Under-21 Football Championship 4
    • Winners 1996, 1999, 2013, 2014,[3] 2015
  • West Cork Minor A Hurling Championship
    • 2013
  • West Cork Minor B Hurling Championship
    • Winners 2007
  • West Cork U.16A Hurling Champions
  • Winners 2013
  • West Cork U.16A Hurling League
  • Winners 2013
  • County U14 B Hurling Championship
    • Winners 2012
  • Munster Under-13 Football Championship
    • Winners 2008
  • Cork Under 12A Football Championship
    • Winners 2010
  • County (Rural) U.12A Football Championship
    • Winners 1983
  • County U.12A Football Championship
    • Runners-up 1976, 1978
  • County U.12A Cup
    • Winners 1997
  • West Cork Under-12A Football Championship
    • Winners 1983, 2007, 2009
  • County Under-12C Hurling championship
    • Winners 2008
  • West Cork Under-12 C Hurling Championship
    • Winners 2008
  • West Cork Under-12 B Hurling Championship
    • Winners 1978, 2009
  • West Cork Under-12 B Hurling League
    • Winners 2008, 2009
  • West Cork Under-12 A Football Championship
    • Winners 2009
  • West Cork Under-12 A Football League
    • Winners 2009
  • West Cork Under-16 A Football Championship
    • Winners 2009
  • West Cork Under-16 C Hurling Championship
    • Runners-up 2009
  • West Cork Under-14 B Hurling Championship
    • Runners-up 2009
  • Cork Intermediate Camogie Championship
    • Winners 2009
  • Cork Junior A Ladies Football Championship
    • Winners 2009
  • Munster Junior A Ladies Football Championship
    • Winners 2009
  • All-Ireland Junior A Ladies Football Championship
    • Winners 2009
  • RebelOg West Region Under-16 A Hurling Championship
    • Winners 1960, 2011
  • West Cork Under-16 B Hurling Championship
    • Winners 1978
  • Clonakilty and Timoleague Tournaments 1892
  • West Cork Railway Shields Football and Hurling 1914

Club facilities[edit]

The club moved to its magnificent new complex at Ahamilla, a mile west of the town, in June 2009. It consists of four playing pitches, covered viewing stand, large pavilion incorporating state of the art dressing rooms, gym, meeting rooms, activity rooms, bar and lounge etc.

Famous Club personnel[edit]

  • Geoff Wycherley (first secretary);
  • Tom Sutton (captain first clon winning team 1892);
  • Jack 'Rockett' Aherne (1905 first hurling team);
  • J.C. O'Sullivan (chairman 1910–12);
  • John 'Count' O'Donovan (1911 All-Ireland football winner);
  • Big Jim Hurley (1920s and 1930s All-Ireland hurling winner);
  • Dan 'Taylor' O'Donovan (captain county junior champions 1930, captain intermediate champions 1931);
  • Joseph Flynn (official and athlete);
  • Mick Finn, senior footballer (Barryroe GAA Club);
  • Jack Cahalane, senior footballer (Barryroe GAA Club);
  • Con 'Sam' Collins, senior footballer, junior hurler;
  • Frank Doran (Darrara, poet, writer, club official);
  • Chris Kiely, Nealie O'Neill, Chris Kiely, Dan Burke, Jackeye O'Regan (senior footballers 30's and 40's;
  • Pat Nyhan (captain first county senior winners 1939);
  • Tadhgo Crowley (captain 3 in a row 1942-43-44, captain Cork All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winners 1945);
  • Moll Driscoll, Fachtna O'Donovan,'Togher' casey, Humphrey 'Small' O'Neill, Fr. Jim Ahern, Paddy 'Hitler' Healy, Dessie Cullinane (All-Ireland medal winners 1945);
  • Mike Murphy (Club official); Padraig Walsh (club official); Tom Moriarty, Cork footballer, All-Ireland medal winner with Kerry, captain Clon county champions 1952);
  • Seamie O'Donovan (seven county senior medals, outstanding hurler);
  • Thady O'Regan (county medal winner and club chairman);
  • Liam Ahern (six county senior medals, cork footballer, club chairman and secretary);
  • Dan Harrington(club official);
  • Lar Shea (club official);
  • John 'Shutter' Crowley (player 1929–1952, seven county senior medals, 1 intermediate medal, 1 junior medal)(Captain v Dromtarriffe 1941)
  • Tommy Connolly, Harry deLong,Jackie Collins, Vin Collins, Donie O'Mahony, John Lyons, Sam Tanner (Cork goalie);
  • Tom Ahern, Tim F. Hayes, Florrie Hayes, Paddy O'Sullivan, Kevin Dillon (captain 1968), Noel 'Blackeyes O'Donovan, Teddy 'Cheeser' Hayes, John 'Landy' Barry, Neilus Lane, Dave McCarthy (All-Ireland medal winner 1973, All-Star 1976), Pa McCarthy
  • Pat Griffin (Kerry All-Ireland medal winner);
  • Eoin O'Mahony (Cork star in 80's, county medal 1996);
  • Brian Murphy, (senior captain 1996),
  • Timmy Anglin (senior captain 2009)
  • Brendan Walsh, player 1992–2011, 2 County Medals
  • Padraigh Griffin, player 1993–, 2 County Medals
  • Mike 'Haulie' O'Neil, Coach/Selector, 1996 & 2009 County Winning Teams, long serving player.
  • Michaeal 'Casey' O'Donovan, Manager 1996, long time player.
  • Michael Collins (All-Ireland referee),
  • Tom Lyons (chairman 1983-1986, secretary, PRO, Winner 2 McNamee National Awards, chairman SW Bórd na nOg )
  • Noel O'Callaghan (chairman when club moved to Ahamilla, first county board officer from Clonakilty club 2015),
  • Ger McCarthy (Chairman Development Committee, supervised Ahamilla complex)
  • Seamus O'Brien (Current Chairman)
  • John O'Brien (senior footballer and chairman)
  • David O'Regan (Scored the winning point in the Cork Senior Football Championship win 2009
  • Thomas Clancy (Cork minor, U.21 and senior footballer 2010s)
  • Cork Minor footballers 2015, David Lowney (also Cork minor hurler) , Seán McEvoy, Tiarnán O'Connell, Mark White
  • Seán White (Cork Minor footballer 2013, Cork U.21 footballer 2014,2015)

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