Dohenys GAA

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Dohenys
County: Cork
Colours: Green and White
Grounds: Dunmanway
Coordinates: 51°42′52.81″N 9°06′34.87″W / 51.7146694°N 9.1096861°W / 51.7146694; -9.1096861Coordinates: 51°42′52.81″N 9°06′34.87″W / 51.7146694°N 9.1096861°W / 51.7146694; -9.1096861
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Dohenys is a Gaelic Athletic Association club, fielding Gaelic football and Hurling teams in the town of Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland. It won its only Cork Senior Club Football Championship in 1897. Other titles won include 2 Cork Intermediate Football Championships in 1972 and 1995, and 3 Cork Junior Football Championships in 1935, 1966, and 1993. In 2007, the club won its first ever county hurling championship when it won the Cork Junior B Hurling Championship. The club is part of the Carbery division of Cork. The Sam Maguire Cup which is presented to the All-Ireland winning football team each year is named after Dunmanway's most famous son, Sam Maguire who is buried in St. Mary's Graveyard.

History[edit]

Dohenys GAA club was founded in 1886.[1] The first chairman of the club was a local national school teacher, John Mc Carthy, while the first secretary was Richard Hayes. The club attended the first meeting of the Cork County Board and became the first affiliated club in West Cork. The official name adopted by the club was the Michael Doheny Football Club after the Tipperary Young Irelander, Michael Doheny, who spent a short time in Dunmanway when on 'the run' in 1847. In 1897 the club established a very solid foundation when it won the Cork Senior Football Championship by defeating Wolf Tones of Kanturk in the final. This team, captained by Danny Rick O' Donovan of the Shamrock Bar, won its way through Munster Senior Football Championship but was defeated by Kickhams of Dublin in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final at Jones’ Road, a game played in February 1899. Although defeated this team established a tradition, which has stood well to the club over the years and guaranteed its survival during difficult times in the years following. In its 127 year history the club has played a significant role in the affairs of the G.A.A. both in West Cork and the County. Although no further senior title has been won the club has won Cork Intermediate Football Championship titles in 1972 and 1995, and Cork Junior Football Championship titles in 1935, 1966 and 1993. Its under-age teams have won county titles in U16 football in 1999, Under 18 hurling in 2003, and U14 hurling in 2001. Many West Cork titles at all levels, in both football and hurling, have also been won.

Honours[edit]

  • Cork Senior Football Championship Winners 1897 Runners-Up 1898, 1903, 1975, 2006[2]
  • Cork Intermediate Football Championship Winners 1972, 1995 Runners-Up 1923, 1936, 1938, 1969
  • Cork Junior Football Championship Winners 1935, 1966, 1993 Runners-Up 1898, 1959, 1965
  • Cork Junior B Hurling Championship Winners 2006 Runners-Up 1996
  • Cork Premier 2 Minor Football Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 2010
  • Cork Minor A Football Championship Runners-Up 1999
  • Cork Premier 2 Under 15 Football Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Cork Under 16 B Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 2012
  • West Cork Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1958, 1959, 1963, 2013[3] Runners-Up 1936, 1937, 1938, 2010, 2011, 2012[4]
  • West Cork Junior Football Championship Winners 1927, 1931, 1935, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1992, 1993 Runners-Up 1928, 1930, 1940, 1949, 1950, 1963, 1970, 1990
  • West Cork Junior B Hurling Championship Winners 1996, 1998 Runners-Up 1953, 1984, 2004
  • West Cork Junior C Football Championship Winners 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1987 Runners-Up 1984, 1985, 1988, 1998
  • West Cork Junior C Hurling Championship Runners-Up 1994
  • West Cork Junior D Football Championship Winners 1998 Runners-Up 2005, 2014
  • West Cork Minor A Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 1956
  • West Cork Minor A Football Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 1942, 1944, 1978,1998, 1999, 2003 Runners-Up 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1986, 1989
  • West Cork Minor B Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 1990, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2009 Runners-Up 1982, 1985, 2006, 2014
  • West Cork Minor C Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Runners-Up 2001
  • West Cork Under-21 Football Championship Winners 1969, 1970, 1971, 2000 Runners-Up 1974, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
  • West Cork Under-21 B Hurling Championship Winners 1995, 2008 Runners-Up 1991, 1996, 2009, 2011
  • West Cork Under-21 C Hurling Championship Runners-Up 2002, 2003
  • West Cork Under-16 Football Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 1987
  • West Cork Under 13 B Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 2013
  • West Cork Under 14 A Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 2014
  • West Cork Under 16 A Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguires) Winners 2016, 2015
  • West Cork Under 16 B Hurling Championship (as Sam Maguies) Winners 2014

Famous players[edit]

  • Denis Bernard
  • Johnny Carroll
  • John Collins - 2000 Cork Minor football team
  • John Crowley
  • Paul Deane - 2000 Cork Minor football team
  • John Dullea
  • Mark Farr
  • Liam Grainger
  • Kevin Murray
  • Michael O'Donovan
  • Seamus O'Sullivan
  • Colman O'Rourke
  • Darren Sweetnam
  • Éamonn Young
  • Jim Young

County Representatives[edit]

With Maria Immaculata Community College based in the town of Dunmanway, there have been a numerous amount of young hurlers representing Cork in the All-Ireland VEC Championship. The Hurlers in recent years included Patrick McCarthy, Tadgh O'Leary, Jerry McCarthy, Joe O'Sullivan, Liam Murphy, Brian McCarthy, Alan Sheehan (all of whom, won Munster and All-Ireland Medals with Cork VEC) and other players from outside the Doheny area. For the Cork footballers, it has been Sean Lordan, Patrick McCarthy, Jerry McCarthy, Brian McCarthy, Michael Milner, Alan Sheehan, Tom Collins, David Collins and Ger Lynch to recent years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dohenys celebrate 125th anniversary". Southern Star. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gift goal puts Nemo on road to glory". Irish Examiner. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dohenys' 50 year wait over". Irish Examiner. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "White delivers for Clonakilty in extra-time". Irish Examiner. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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