Portroe GAA

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An Port Rua
Founded: 1884
County: Tipperary
Nickname: Port/The Quarrymen
Colours: Green and Gold
Grounds: Portroe
Coordinates: 52°53′11.77″N 8°20′49.34″W / 52.8866028°N 8.3470389°W / 52.8866028; -8.3470389Coordinates: 52°53′11.77″N 8°20′49.34″W / 52.8866028°N 8.3470389°W / 52.8866028; -8.3470389
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Portroe GAA is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Both hurling and Gaelic football are played in the "North-Tipperary" divisional competitions. The club is centred on the village of Portroe which is eight miles outside Nenagh.


Portroe is in the centre of a traditional slate quarrying district of Northwest Tipperary that sent many emigrants to the Vermont USA slate belt in the 19th century, where to this day their descendants continue to receive honours in American football, basketball, baseball, soccer, athletics and distance running. The local school side being the Fair Haven "Slaters" Many other natives of this area emigrated to Australia.


  • North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (1) 2012
  • Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1) 1990
  • North Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (4) 1950, 1981, 1983, 1990
  • North Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship (4) 1915, 1916, 1968, 1973
  • Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship (1) 1998
  • North Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship (4) 1998, 2007, 2014, 2016
  • North Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (6) 1937, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2016
  • North Tipperary Under-21 B Hurling Championship (4) 1980, 1982, 1989, 2011
  • North Tipperary Under-21 C Hurling Championship (1) 2004
  • North Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship (4) 1989, 2006, 2011, 2015
  • North Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship (2) 2005, 2012
  • Tipperary Minor C Hurling Championship (1) 2009
  • North Tipperary Minor C Hurling Championship (1) 2003
  • North Tipperary Minor B Football Championship (1) 1990


2006 North Tipperary U 12 B Football Champions[edit]

Justin Conroy-Selector, Ian O'Donnell, Stephen Flynn, Joey Knight, Nigel Flood, Niall Gleeson, Shane Ryan, Conor Leo, Shane Cody, Michael Malone, Sean Nightingale, Ciaran Quilligan, Padraig Hickey-Selector, Michael Quilligan, Andrew Duggan, Conor Byrne, Greg O'Brien, Kevin O'Halloran, Jack Keating-Captain, Michael O'Connor, Corm Keating, Ciaran O'Donnell, Robert Byrne, David Lumbroso, Corey Mulrooney, John Riggs-Miller, Michael Donnellan-Manager

2006 Tipperary Hurling Champions U 16 B[edit]

Dinny Quinn-Selector, Sean McKennedy, Darragh McLoughlin, Cormac Shouldice, Adrian Donovan, Thomas Knox, Adrian Lewis, Mark Gennery, Andrew McCloskey, James Ryan, Michael Dillon, Paudy Hanley, John Sheedy, Noel O'Halloran-Selector, Adrian O'Halloran, Barry O'Sullivan, Cathal O'Brien, Stephen Kennedy, Michael Sheedy-Captain, Fionan Lawlor, Shane O'Brien, Brian Molamphy, Christopher Riordan, Joe Sexton-Manager

2012 North Tipperary Senior Hurling Champions![edit]

Defeated Toomevara 3-16 to 1-19

D Gleeson, C O’Riordan, N O’Halloran, D O’Halloran; M Creamer, S Kelly, C Gleeson; J Creamer (capt), J Conroy; James Ryan, M Sheedy, K O’Halloran; M Gennery, John Ryan, J Sheedy. Subs: D Hogan for O’Halloran, S O’Brien for Conroy, D Gleeson for Gennery

Notable Players[edit]

  • John Sheedy (Snr)
  • Liam Sheedy ( Tipperary Manager All Ireland winners 2010)
  • Darren Gleeson ( All-Star Goalkeeper 2014)
  • Kevin O'Halloran Tipperary Under 21 Football Munster Champions 2015, Senior debut V Kerry 2015
  • Niall Gleeson Tipperary Under 21 Football Munster Champions 2015
  • Ruadhan Mulrooney - Tipperary Minor 2015 - Munster Champions & All - Ireland Finalist
  • Robert Gooch Byrne - Tipperary Minor 2015 - Munster Champions & All - Ireland Finalist


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