Knocknagree GAA

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Knocknagree
Cnoc na Graí
Knocknagree GAA logo.jpg
County: Cork
Colours: White & Blue
Grounds: Knocknagree GAA Grounds
Playing kits
Standard colours

Knocknagree GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the village of Knocknagree in the North West of County Cork and is situated approximately one mile from the border with Kerry. Knocknagree is officially in the parish of Rathmore with the majority of this parish in Kerry putting Knocknagree in front line when it comes to Cork-Kerry rivalry. The club plays Gaelic football in the Intermediate grade in Cork after winning the 2017 Cork County Junior Championship for the 3rd time defeating Erin's Own in the final.

The GAA is very strong in the community. Thanks to extensive volunteer work and generous local support and sponsorship Knocknagree GAA club can boast of having one of the best venues in the area. The main pitch was professionally floodlit in 2006. In 2007 it hosted the first Duhallow Junior A Football Championship final to be played under lights. Ballydemond were victorious over Dromtarriffe on the occasion.

The club crest was designed in 2002 by a local artist. It features a horse's head superimposed against a hill. A traditional Irish fiddle is in the left upper corner and an open book in the right upper corner. These are reminders of Knocknagree's musical and literary heritage. A Blackwater bridge is featured in the lower foreground to symbolise the club's border location. Significantly the leaping salmon faces the Cork side of the border.

On 19 September 2015 Knocknagree bridged a 24 year gap to win their eleventh Duhallow Junior A Football Championship, beating Lyre in a replay by a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-04. It went a long way towards making up for the disappointment of the previous year, when they lost the decider narrowly to Millstreet.

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  1. ^ "Knocknagree light up Croker with final flourish". Irish Examiner. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "All-Ireland Club JFC final: Croke Park glory for Knocknagree". Hogan Stand. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Never-say-die Knocknagree land historic first club title". Irish Examiner. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017. 

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