Golden-Kilfeacle GAA

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Golden-Kilfeacle
An Gabhailín-Cill Fiachaill
County: Tipperary
Colours: Green and White
Grounds: Golden
Coordinates: 52°30′01.43″N 7°58′37.20″W / 52.5003972°N 7.9770000°W / 52.5003972; -7.9770000Coordinates: 52°30′01.43″N 7°58′37.20″W / 52.5003972°N 7.9770000°W / 52.5003972; -7.9770000
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Golden-Kilfeacle GAA club is located in the parish of Golden and Kilfeacle, five miles from Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. The club plays hurling and Gaelic football and is one of the few clubs in West Tipperary to win both the West Tipperary Senior Hurling and Football Championships. The club was known in the past as the Golden Fontenoys, named in memory of the Franco-Irish army soldiers who took the field at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Inter-county player William "Bill" O'Donnell played with the Fontenoys in the 1930s. He later transferred to Éire Óg Annacarty, where he was headmaster of the school in Annacarty. O'Donnell was a member of the Tipperary team that won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1937 when the final was played in Killarney.

Other inter-county players include Joe Fogarty in the 1960s, Ned O'Donnell in the 1970s, John Looby who was a minor of inter-county fame in the same decade and in more recent times, Jim Bob McCarthy also played for Tipperary.

The club's most successful hurling team was that of a period in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the West Tipperary Divisional Senior hurling Championship was won after 35 years of lost endeavour. The first victory was recorded in 1969, and again in 1972, which was the last occasion the club took the laurels. A football resurgence took hold in the 1980s and 1990s when in a ten-year period, four Divisional Senior Football Championships were annexed.

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Achievements[edit]

  • West Tipperary Senior Football Championship (5) 1980, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1996
  • West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (3) 1969, 1972, 2004 (with Éire Óg Annacarty)
  • Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship (1) 1982
  • West Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship (3) 1977, 1982, 2016
  • Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1) 1995
  • West Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (4) 1980, 1982, 1990, 1995
  • Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (2) 1979, 2015
  • West Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (6) 1940 (as Golden), 1961, 1975, 1976, 1979, 2015
  • Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (1) 2010
  • West Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (2) 1995, 2010
  • West Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship (5) 1935 (as Golden), 1943 (as Golden), 1954, 1965, 1978
  • South Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship (1) 1918 (as Golden)
  • West Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship (2) 2009, 2013
  • West Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship (1) 1998
  • Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship (2) 1995, 2007
  • West Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship (6) 1993, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016
  • Tipperary Under-21 A Hurling Championship (1) 1998
  • West Tipperary Under-21 A Hurling Championship (3) 1969 (with Bansha as Suir Rovers), 1997, 1998
  • West Tipperary Under-21 B Hurling Championship (4) 1994, 2001, 2007, 2012
  • Tipperary Minor A Football Championship (1) 2016 (with Galtee Rovers)
  • West Tipperary Minor A Football Championship (10) 1952 (with Bansha), 1961 (with Galtee Rovers), 1962 (with Galtee Rovers), 1984, 1985, 1995, 1996, 2011, 2015 (with Galtee Rovers), 2016 (with Galtee Rovers)
  • West Tipperary Minor B Football Championship (8) 1987, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014
  • West Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship (6) 1936 (as Golden), 1941 (with Kickhams as Invincibles) , 1948, 1967, 1969, 1997
  • West Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship (6) 1986, 1987, 1992, 2003, 2009, 2010

Notable players[edit]

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