Mullahoran GAA

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Mullahoran GAA
Mullach Odhráin CLG
Mullahoran Crest.png
Founded: 1888
County: Cavan
Nickname: The Dreadnoughts
Colours: Blue and Yellow
Grounds: Our Lady of Lourdes Park, Mullahoran
Coordinates: 53°57′54.0951″N 7°19′5.1462″W / 53.965026417°N 7.318096167°W / 53.965026417; -7.318096167Coordinates: 53°57′54.0951″N 7°19′5.1462″W / 53.965026417°N 7.318096167°W / 53.965026417; -7.318096167
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Ulster
Football: 0 0 12
Hurling: 0 0 23
Ladies' football: 1 0 0

Mullahoran GAA is a Gaelic games club from County Cavan in Ireland. Founded in 1888, it is affiliated to Cavan GAA. The club is also known by a nickname, the Dreadnoughts. It is a rural club located in the parish of Mullahoran in south Cavan, approximately 10 miles from Cavan town. All aspects of the GAA from Gaelic football to rounders, hurling and handball are played at the club and numerous county and national honours have been won in the past in all these activities.

Gaelic football[edit]

Mullahoran have the second-best record in the Cavan Championship with 12 wins, the first being in 1935 and most recently in 2012. The club also won the league in 2012 to record a rare double. They have recently played in the Ulster Club Championship in 2012 and 2006, losing to eventual All-Ireland champions Crossmaglen Rangers in the first round.[1]

Notable players[edit]

Current Mullahoran players on the Cavan senior team include Enda Reilly and Killian Brady. Famous Mullahoran players of past Cavan teams include world handball champion Paul Brady, Vivian Dowd, Damien O'Reilly, Phil 'The Gunner' Brady, Brian O'Reilly, Val Gannon and former Tánaiste John P. Wilson. Cavan football from the 1930s through to the 1950s relied heavily on Mullahoran and Cornafean players.[2]


The parish also has a separate hurling team known as Mullahoran St Joseph's, who are the current Cavan Senior Hurling Champions for 2016. The club had been unbeaten in the Cavan Senior Hurling Championship since 1990 until surrendering the title to Ballymachugh in 2011. The club's run of 21 consecutive Championship titles is a record in the GAA. The club also appeared in the Division 3 Ulster Senior Hurling League in 2006, but lost to Bredagh from County Down.[3] Mullahoran's U-14 hurlers also won the All-Ireland Féile in 2003, becoming one of the first Cavan teams to win a national hurling honour.[4]


The Erne Eagles Rounders club [5] has been up and running in the area since 1984/5. The club is one of the most successful clubs in the country and can include the following in their list of honours:

  • All Ireland Women's Senior Champions 2007 and 2012
  • All Ireland Men's Senior Champions 1998-2007, 2009
  • All Ireland Minor Men's Champions 1997, 2006–2007
  • U16 Mixed Feile Champions 2005
  • U13 Boys Feile Champions 2004
  • All Ireland Senior Mixed Champions 2003, 2005
  • National League Winners 2002
  • Minor Mixed All Ireland Champions 2001
  • Gary Kelly Cup (Senior Ladies) Winners 1998 - 2000
  • U14 Mixed Feile Champions 1998
  • along with numerous silver and bronze medals at the Community Games National Finals

A number of the senior men's and women's team members have been recognised with All-Star awards at national level.[6]

Ladies Gaelic Football[edit]

Mullahoran Ladies Gaelic Football are strongly represented over the years, winning numerous titles from U12 to Seniors.[citation needed] The U16 ladies are currently the championship and league county champions having beaten Lacken and Templeport in the finals. Mullahoran Ladies also won the inaugural Ladies All-Ireland Club Championship in 1977. The team beat Newtownshandrum of Cork to win the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup.[7]

Féile 2008[edit]

Féile was hosted by Cavan in 2008 and both u-14 boys and girls in Mullahoran hosted teams in their houses for the weekend of Féile. The boys hosted Yorkshire, England, while the girls hosted St Anne's Rathangan, Wexford. Although some of the teams won some games none of them were successful enough to reach the final.


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