Doon GAA

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Doon
Dún Bleisce
Doon Bleisce Crest.jpg
Founded: 1888
County: Limerick
Nickname: Doon
Colours:

Red and White,

away colours are purple and green
Grounds: Doon GAA field
Coordinates: 52°36′03.02″N 8°14′43.20″W / 52.6008389°N 8.2453333°W / 52.6008389; -8.2453333Coordinates: 52°36′03.02″N 8°14′43.20″W / 52.6008389°N 8.2453333°W / 52.6008389; -8.2453333
Playing kits
Standard colours

Doon GAA club is a Gaelic Athletic Association club, founded in 1888. It is based in the village of Doon in County Limerick, Ireland. The club is part of the East Division of the Limerick GAA and has a tremendous record at underage level, but have yet to win a County Senior Hurling Championship. The club only plays hurling, but footballers in the parish play with neighbouring Oola.

Location[edit]

The club is located in the parish of Doon mostly in County Limerick but also containing a few townlands in County Tipperary who can play with the other club in the parish Glengar who are affiliated to the Tipperary GAA County Board. As Oola is only a football club, hurlers from the parish play with Doon. The club is roughly 30km east of Limerick City. Bordering clubs include Cappamore, Pallasgreen and Doon's sister club Oola in Limerick, and Seán Treacy's, Cappawhite and Solohead in Tipperary.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1888 making in one of the oldest clubs in the county. The club took part in competitions both in East Limerick and also in West Tipperary during the later years of the 19th century.

The club's senior hurling team defeated Ahane on Sunday 18 November 2007 in Caherconlish, to become East Limerick Senior Hurling Champions, 2007. They once again received the Sean Cunningham Cup. Doon have twice reached the final of the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship, losing to Ballybrown in 1989 and Patrickswell (by only one point) in 2000. In 1973 a Doon player,Willy Moore, was present in the Limerick team which beat Kilkenny to win the all-Ireland hurling final. Doon GAA's under-21 team reached the final of the Limerick Under-21 Hurling Championship in 2004 and lost, but returned to the final in 2005 and beat Adare to take the championship for the first time. Doon's success at an underage level is outstanding, winning every county "A" title at each grade.

Grounds[edit]

The GAA pitch is located just off the main street on the Toher road. The grounds were opened in 1994 and dressing rooms were completed in 2002. The facilities include a full-sized pitch with nets behind each goal, an underage sized pitch with nets behind each goal, a covered stand, four dressing rooms and a hurling wall.

Honours[edit]

  • Limerick Senior Hurling Championship Runners-Up (2): 1989, 2000
  • Limerick Senior Hurling League (4): 1993, 2003, 2005, 2008
  • Limerick Senior Hurling Cup (2): 1993, 2010
  • Limerick Junior A Hurling Championship (2): 1937, 1941
  • limerick Junior A Hurling League (3): 2003, 2009, 2014
  • Limerick Junior A Football Championship (1): 1928
  • Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship (2): 1994, 2014
  • Limerick Junior B Hurling League (4): 1994, 1995, 2009, 2014
  • Limerick Under-21 Hurling Championship (4): 1966, 1967, 1982, 2005
  • Limerick Minor Hurling Championship (12): 1946, 1959, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1976, 1979, 1995, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Limerick Under-16 Hurling Championship (2): 1977, 2001
  • Limerick Under-15 Hurling Championship (1); 2010
  • Limerick Under-14 Hurling Championship (3): 1976, 1977, 2009
  • Limerick Under-14 Hurling Féile na nGael (4): 1977, 1999, 2000, 2009
  • Limerick Under-14 Hurling League (4): 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009
  • Limerick Under-12 Hurling Championship (1): 2007

Notable Players[edit]

  • Willie Moore
  • PJ Richardson
  • Dinny Moloney
  • Mike Fitzgerald
  • Damien Kiely (Cappawhite Gaa)
  • Barry Murphy
  • Damo Kiely
  • Mr. D Kiely
  • Edmond stokes

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