Clonmel Commercials

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Clonmel Commercials
Na Tráchtalaí Cluain Meala
Founded: 1934
County: Tipperary
Colours: Green and Gold
Grounds: Clonmel GAA Ground
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Tipperary
champions
Football: 0 1 16

Clonmel Commercials GFC is a Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic football club located in the town of Clonmel in County Tipperary, Ireland. The club is part of the South Division of Tipperary GAA. They have been Tipperary Senior Football champions on fifteen occasions since their formation in 1934.[1]

History[edit]

Affiliated to the GAA in 1934, the club's first taste of county success came in the form of a minor title in 1935. A County Junior title followed in 1940, before the first of the club's 15 Senior titles in 1944. Arguably the club's greatest achievement was winning three county titles in a row in 1965, 1966 and 1967. The captain on all three teams was Brian O'Callaghan. The club's two county titles of the nineties came in 1990 and 1994. On both these occasions Commercials were beaten in the Munster Senior Club Final. 1994 was the club's fourth appearance in the provincial final where they were beaten by Castlehaven. In 1990 they came closest to winning the title only to lose out after a replay and extra time to Dr.Crokes. In 2002, Commercials won their first County title of the new Millennium by defeating Aherlow in Semple Stadium and won their 15th overall in 2012 by defeating the 2011 champions, Thomas MacDonagh's, at Semple Stadium on 5 November by 1-9 to 0-5 Colman Kennedy scored the decisive 2nd half goal in a man-of-the-match performance, redolent of his displays as a minor for Tipperary at All-Ireland level. This victory amply avenged the defeat by the Northerners in the 2011 semi-final and ended a 10-year barren spell at senior level which was widely celebrated in the club.[2][3][4] They went on to lose to Dr Crokes of Kerry by 1-14 to 0-6 in the Munster Club semi-final on 17 November 2012.[5]

On 15 November 2015, Commercials reached their first Munster Senior Club Championship final since 1994 after a 1-13 to 0-3 win against Milltown Malbay in the semi-final.[6] On 29 November 2015, Commercials won their first Munster Senior Club title after defeating Nemo Rangers in the final in Mallow. Training by two points in the second minute of injury time, Michael Quinlivan scored with a low shot to the net to win the game by one point.[7][8][9]

Honours[edit]

  • Tipperary Senior Football Championship (17)
  • Munster Senior Club Football Championship (1)
  • South Tipperary Senior Football Championship (24)
    • 1944, 1946, 1948, 1948, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • Tipperary Minor Football Championship (20)
    • 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • South Tipperary Minor Football Championship (32)
    • 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Tipperary Junior Football Championship (2)
    • 1940, 2007
  • South Tipperary Junior Football Championship (7)
    • 1937, 1940, 1978, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2007
  • Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (1)
    • 2011
  • South Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (5)
    • 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Tipperary Under-21 Football Championship (10)
    • 1969, 1971, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1998, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • South Tipperary Under-21 Football Championship (16)
    • 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

Current Panel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tipperary Senior Football Champions & Captains". tippgaaarchives.com. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Clonmel Commercials win first County Senior Football Final in 10 years". The Nationalist. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Glory for Commercials in Tipperary while stalemate in Waterford final". The Score. 5 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kennedy goal breaks MacDonaghs resistance". Irish Independent. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dr Crokes (Kerry) 1-14 Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 0-06". Munster GAA. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Clonmel Commercials race from traps into Munster final". Irish Examiner. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Huge day for Tipp football as Clonmel claim maiden Munster title with stoppage-time victory over Nemo". Irish Independent. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Emotional scenes as Clonmel Commercials stun Nemo Rangers in Munster football final". Irish Examiner. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Incredible drama as Clonmel win first Munster title with stoppage-time goal". The 42. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Clonmel revel in Semple Stadium's wide spaces". Irish Examiner. 11 November 2002. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Clonmel: We'll rattle Kerry kingpins". Irish Examiner. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Clonmel Commercials edge Moyle Rovers in thriller". Irish Examiner. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tipperary Senior Football Final – Clonmel Commercials 2-9 Killenaule 0-8". Munster GAA. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Nemo Rangers stunned as Clonmel Commercials make history". Irish Examiner. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 

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