Shanahoe GAA

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Sean Chua
Founded: 1980
County: Laois
Colours: Red and Black
Coordinates: 52°54′34.63″N 7°24′19.48″W / 52.9096194°N 7.4054111°W / 52.9096194; -7.4054111Coordinates: 52°54′34.63″N 7°24′19.48″W / 52.9096194°N 7.4054111°W / 52.9096194; -7.4054111
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Shanahoe GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association hurling and gaelic football club in the village of Shanahoe, County Laois, Ireland, whose pitches are located about 2 km outside the village.[1]

The current club was founded as recently as 1980 and is located in the parish of Raheen, County Laois and amalgamates with St. Fintans, Colt to play underage football and hurling although there is still a very strong sense of rivalry between the two clubs. An older Shanahoe hurling club won the Laois Intermediate Hurling Championship back in 1951, having won the Laois Junior Hurling Championship three years previously.

In 1999, the current Shanahoe club enjoyed its most memorable day when Declan Cuddy captained them to a 4-7 to 0-6 win over Ballypickas in the Laois Junior Hurling Championship final. Football is very much a secondary sport in the club but in 2005 Shanahoe won the All-County Football League Division 5 title and also reached the Laois Junior "C" Football Championship final. The club colours are red and black.


  1. ^ "Draft Stradbally Village Plan" (PDF). Laois County Council. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 

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