Renard GAA

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Reenard
Na Rinn Airde
Founded: 1899
County: Kerry
Nickname: Reenard
Colours: Blue and White
Grounds: Pairc Ui Dhonnchu
Coordinates: 51°55′52.33″N 10°15′12.80″W / 51.9312028°N 10.2535556°W / 51.9312028; -10.2535556Coordinates: 51°55′52.33″N 10°15′12.80″W / 51.9312028°N 10.2535556°W / 51.9312028; -10.2535556
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Reenard (or Renard as it is also spelled) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club from the Kerry, Ireland townland of Reenard. The club competes in Gaelic football competitions organized by the Kerry county board and the South Kerry divisional board. Together with nine other clubs they supply players to the South Kerry Divisional team.

History[edit]

The first mention of Reenard was when Pat McGillicuddy of Reenard won the first Dublin Senior Football Championship in 1887 with Erins Hope which was then the name of football team of St. Patrick's College of Education in Drumcondra. McGillicuddy returned to Kerry to take up principalship of the National School in the nearby townland of Knockeens in 1890 and immediately set about organising Gaelic football in the locality.

Reenard contested the 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1905 South Kerry Championship and were affiliated to the South Kerry Board in 1904. In 1925 the South Kerry League commenced seeing Reenard compete along with other South Kerry teams. In 1942 playing as "Con Keatings" they won their first title, the Iveragh Junior Championship, by defeating Waterville on a score 1-4 to 1-1.

In 1944 the club was renamed Reenard after the townland. Reenard's first success at senior level came in their first South Kerry Final in 1948 when they defeated Derrynane by 1-9 to 2-5. Due to emigration and economic deprivation the club was forced to amalgamate with the Foilmore club in the 1960s and 70's. Ned O'Neill, from Reenard Point, was the first South Kerryman to win an All-Ireland medal when Kerry beat Kildare in the 1903 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (the final was played in 1905 due to circumstances).

On Sunday July 29, 1984 Reenard's official ground, Pairc Ui Dhonnchu, was opened. It was named after Tomas O'Donnchu, the first President of Reenard GAA. The president at that time, Brian Mac Mathuna, opened the ground and to mark the occasion Reenard played a game versus Kingdom Kerry Gaels.

Honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

  • Iveragh Junior Championship (As Con Keatings) - 1942
  • South Kerry Senior Football Championship - 1948, 1951, 1953, 1974, 1989
  • South Kerry Special League - 1966, 1980
  • South Kerry Senior League - 1968, 1975, 1980
  • County Novice A Championship - 1984, 1989, 2001
  • County Senior League Division 5 - 2004,2015
  • Kerryman Centenary Sevens Shield - 2004
  • County Senior League Division 4 - 2005
  • Cahill Cup - 2005
  • South Kerry Junior Championship - 2006
  • County Junior League Division 6 Champions - 2013

Minor[edit]

  • South Kerry Minor Championship - 1967, 1979, 1982, 1996, 1997, 2012
  • South Kerry Minor League Division 2 - 1987, 1988
  • County Minor League Division 5 - 1988
  • County Minor League Division 6 - 1998, 2002
  • South Kerry Minor B Championship - 2000, 2003, 2007
  • County Minor League Division 5A -2004, 2005
  • South Kerry Minor League Division 1 - 2010, 2012

U-16[edit]

  • South Kerry A Championship - 2000,2012.2017

U-14[edit]

  • County League Division 8 - 2004
  • South Kerry A Championship - 2004
  • south kerry championship - 2010
  • South Kerry Championship- 2012
  • County League Division 6 - 2017

U-12[edit]

  • South Kerry B Championship - 1996, 1999
  • South Kerry A Championship - 1998, 2000
  • County League Regroup C -2004
  • County League Group K - 2005

South Kerry Senior Football Championship[edit]

They have won the South Kerry Senior Football Championship 5 times (once together with Foilmore).

Rank Team Wins Winning Years
5 Renard 4 1948, 1951, 1953, 1989
9 Renard/Foilmore 1 1974
Year Winner Opponent
1989 Renard Valentia
1988 Valentia Renard
1974 Renard/Foilmore 2.04 Valentia 1.03
1967 Waterville 3.09 Renard/Foilmore 1.08

Match abandoned in extra time, Waterville awarded championship

1957 Valentia 0.03 Renard 0.01
1954 St. Mary's Cahirciveen 0.5 Renard 1.00 (After 1.07 - 2.04 Draw)
1953 Renard 2.07 Waterville 1.04 (After Draw 0.14 -3.05)
1951 Renard 0.04 Valentia 0.03
1950 Valentia 1.04 Renard 0.02
1948 Renard 1.09 Derrynane 2.05

Honours as part of South Kerry[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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