Cloyne GAA

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Cloyne
Cluain
Cloyne GAA Crest.gif
Founded: 1887
County: Cork
Colours: Red and Black
Grounds: Cloyne
Coordinates: 51°51′26.93″N 8°07′02.83″W / 51.8574806°N 8.1174528°W / 51.8574806; -8.1174528Coordinates: 51°51′26.93″N 8°07′02.83″W / 51.8574806°N 8.1174528°W / 51.8574806; -8.1174528
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Cloyne GAA club is located in the small town of Cloyne in east County Cork, Ireland. Founded in 1887 they have yet to win a Cork Senior Hurling Championship title and have the dubious distinction of losing in 3 successive finals (2004, 2005 and 2006). Christy Ring one of their most famous players played for the team before moving to play for Glen Rovers in 1941 was often called The Wizard of Cloyne for his hurling prowess and a statue commemorating him stands in the centre of the town.[1]

Honours[edit]

Relegated in 2012 to Premier intermediate hurling status.

  • Cork Senior Hurling Championship Beaten finalists 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship Winners 1966, 1970, 1997 Beaten finalists 1913, 1992, 1996
  • Cork Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1939, 1961, 1987 Runners-Up 1944, 1960
  • Cork Minor B Hurling Championship Winner 2005
  • East Cork Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1938, 1939, 1944, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1976, 1986, 1987 Runners-Up 1945, 1959, 1974, 1978
  • East Cork Junior Football Championship Winners 1976, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016 Runners-Up 1980

History[edit]

Cloyne hurling and football club is one of the oldest clubs in Cork county in fact one of the oldest in the country.The first recorded game involving a Cloyne team took place in late November 1887 when they played Little Island in the Aghada hurling tournament, the result of which is not known thus the Cloyne GAA club entered the recorded era almost exactly three years after the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Notable players[edit]

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