Kilmoyley GAA

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Kilmoyley
Cill Mhaoile
Founded: 1880s
County: Kerry
Colours: Green & Gold
Grounds: Lerrig
Coordinates: 52°21′38.61″N 9°46′23.82″W / 52.3607250°N 9.7732833°W / 52.3607250; -9.7732833Coordinates: 52°21′38.61″N 9°46′23.82″W / 52.3607250°N 9.7732833°W / 52.3607250; -9.7732833
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Kerry
champions
Hurling: - - 24

Kilmoyley are a Gaelic Athletic Association club in County Kerry, Ireland. They are located in North Kerry, the main hurling area of Kerry and are primarily hurlers. They are one of the most successful hurling clubs in Kerry.

The club competes in competitions organized by Kerry GAA county board and the North Division hurling board.

History[edit]

In the latter years of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the fame of Kilmoyley's hurlers and their deeds spread to non-hurling areas in the county and beyond. Hurling was practised in Kilmoyley many years before the Gaelic Athletic Association's foundation in 1884. In the two decades prior to the foundation of the GAA, Kilmoyley organised hurling matches with Abbeydorney, Lixnaw and Ballyduff.

Early officers of the club were Jack McGrath, Dan O'Connor, Michael Hanlon, David Reidy, Cornelius Regan, Thomas Sheehy, Edward Ryle, John Lawlor, and David Mahony. Meetings were conducted in Patcheen Quane's house and the players "trained" in Nolan's field before 11 o'clock Sunday mass. This field is now owned by John Fitzgerald and is situated between Jackeen Quane's (now John Flanagan's) and Patcheen Quane's - later the home of William (Callaghan), Patsy and Mary, his sons and daughter.

In their first County final against Kenmare (known as The O'Connell's then) in 1889, the Kilmoyley players wore saffron jerseys, long pants and multi-coloured woollen caps knitted by wives, girlfriends and other female supporters. Kilmoyley lost that final in Fossa by 1-0 to 0-3 (a goal was worth more than any number of points at that time). Also during that game a Kilmoyley man's leg was broken and two other players got severe injuries. Kilmoyley team that day :- Jack W. Quane, James Kelly, Willie O'Connell, Peter Stack, Michael McCarthy, Patsy O'Rourke, Phil Ml McCarthy, Mick McQuinn, Michael Riordan, Pat Sheehy, Tadgh Donall McCarthy, Daniel Driscoll, Charles Nolan, Pat Nolan, Tom Nolan, Pat Quane, Michael Pat Sheehy, Maurice Fitzgerald, Jack McCarthy, Thade Eugene McCarthy.

The Kilmoyley girls wore the same type multi-coloured caps as the hurlers when attending games to differentiate themselves from other clubs' female supporters.

In 1890 Kilmoyley was to win its first County title. In the quarter-final Kilmoyley beat Abbeydorney by 0-6 to 0-2. In the semi-final they met Kenmare, and in a bruising battle, Kenmare refused to line out for the replay. Shouts of "Remember the broken leg" and "Give 'em the timber, ye devils" greeted the teams on arrival. On 15 June Kilmoyley met an understrength Ballyduff team in the final (two or three of their players were mackerel fishing), and were to beat them by 2-2 to no score. But Ballyduff objected to Kilmoyley victory as they had players from Lerrig on the team! Kilmoyley team that day :- Jack W. Quane, Michael Pat Sheehy, Pat Nolan, Tom Nolan, Maurice Fitzgerald, Jack Regan, Michael Riordan, Tadgh Donall McCarthy, Mick McQuinn, Thade Eugene McCarthy, Phil Ml McCarthy, Patsy O'Rourke, Michael McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, James Kelly, Willie O'Connell, James Kelly, Daniel Driscoll, Charles Nolan, Pat Quane, D Riordan, D McQuinn, JJ Kelly. John Egan, P. Buckley and Jack Maunsell were alsomembers of the Kilmoyley panel that took part in the All-Ireland series later in the year

Hurling Titles[edit]

  • Kerry Senior Club Hurling Championship (24) 1890, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1910, 1914, 1948, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1971, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2015,[1] 2016[2]
  • Munster SHL (1) 2003
  • Kerry Under-21 Hurling Championship (5) 1981, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2006
  • Kerry Minor Hurling Championship (13) 1953, 1964, 1978, 1980, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2007, 2009
  • Kerry Intermediate Hurling Championship (7) 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994, 2003
  • Kerry Junior Hurling Championship (1) 1997
  • Co. SHL Div I (11) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
  • Co. SHL Div II (1) 1986
  • Co. SHL Div III (3) 1987, 1991, 1995
  • Co. MHL Div I (5) 1987, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999
  • Co. MHL Div II (1) 1998, 2004
  • Co. Féile na nGael (13) 1974,1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2005, 2006
  • All-Ireland Féile na nGael (2) 1987 (Div III), 1991 (Div IV)
  • All-Ireland Oireachtas 2001, 2003

County championship winning captains[edit]

Senior

  • 1890: Jack W. Quane
  • 1892: Jack W. Quane
  • 1894: John Gurnett
  • 1895: Jack W. Quane
  • 1900: Patsy O'Rourke
  • 1901: Patsy O'Rourke
  • 1905: Tim Meehan
  • 1907: Pat Meehan
  • 1910: Tim Meehan
  • 1914: Tim Meehan
  • 1948: Mick McGrath
  • 1962: Michael Curran
  • 1963: John Flanagan
  • 1964: Michael Regan
  • 1970: Patsy O'Connor
  • 1971: Mike Fitzgerald
  • 2001: James McCarthy
  • 2002: Ian Brick
  • 2003: Maurice Murnane
  • 2004:Shane Brick
  • 2008: Tom Murnane
  • 2009: Micheal Regan

Under 21

  • 1981: John Godley
  • 1990: Michael Marshall
  • 1993: John Nolan
  • 1998: Micheál Regan
  • 2006: Tom Murnane

Minor

  • 1953: Denis Treacy
  • 1964: Michael Rahilly
  • 1978: Paddy Sullivan
  • 1980: Harry Young
  • 1987: Eddie Flaherty
  • 1989: Francis Maunsell
  • 1990: John Clifford
  • 1991: Kieran Treacy
  • 1993: James McCarthy
  • 1995: Tony Maunsell
  • 2000:
  • 2007: David Fitzell
  • 2009: Tommy Maunsell

Notable players[edit]

Notable managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilmoyley kingpins for 23rd time". Irish Examiner. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kilmoyley survive fightback in Kerry replay". Irish Independent. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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