St. Colum's GAA

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St. Colum's
Founded: 1970
County: Cork
Colours: Black and Orange
Grounds: Kealkill
Coordinates: 51°44′35.07″N 9°24′43.88″W / 51.7430750°N 9.4121889°W / 51.7430750; -9.4121889Coordinates: 51°44′35.07″N 9°24′43.88″W / 51.7430750°N 9.4121889°W / 51.7430750; -9.4121889
Playing kits
Standard colours

St. Colum's is a Gaelic Athletic Association junior A club in both hurling and football in the Carbery division, County Cork, Ireland.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1970 to facilitate Gaelic Athletic Association for people living in the Kealkill area (e.g.-Cappabue, Carriganass, Borlin, Ardnagashel, Coomhola etc.) instead of travelling to clubs further away like Bantry Blues, Glengariff, Dohenys, Ballingeary etc. The club was founded by Fr. John McCarthy (a native of Newcestown) who was appointed curate to Kealkil in 1970. The first meeting of the club was held in Coomhola National School on 8 December 1970. In 1971, the club entered teams in all grades open to it, and in the very first year reached the final of the West Cork Junior B Hurling Championship, only to be beaten after a replay by Bandon on the first Sunday in January 1972. St. Colum’s Camogie Club was formed on 27 April 2009.

Roll of honour[edit]

Two of St. Colum's most famous victories were in the Junior B grade. In 1997, St.Colum's comfortably defeated Glengariff in Bantry to win the county title and move into Junior A. In 2003, St.Colum's defeated Lisgoold in Cork in a high quality close match to lift the Cork Junior Hurling Championship. 2013 was a very successful year for the club with the junior footballers defeating Caheragh to win the West Cork Final for the first time. They subsequently reached the county final but were narrowly defeated by Mitchelstown. 2013 also saw the hurlers reaching the hurling decider in Carbery losing to Dohenys. Underage success continued in 2013 with the u-16 footballers capturing a county title.

  • Cork Junior Football Championship Runner-Up 2013[1]
  • Cork Junior B Hurling Championship 2003
  • Cork Junior B Football Championship 1997
  • Cork Minor C Hurling Championship Runner-Up 2007, 2010
  • Cork U-16 C Football Championship, 2011,2013
  • Cork U-16 D Hurling Championship 2011
  • Cork U-14 C Football Championship 2004
  • Cork U-14 D Football Championship 2011
  • West Cork Junior A Football Championship Winners 2013[2] Runner-Up 2001, 2006, 2016
  • West Cork Junior A Hurling Championship Runner-Up 1986, 2013,[3] 2016
  • West Cork Junior B Hurling Championship 1982, 1994, 2003 Runner-Up 1971, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2001
  • West Cork Junior B Football Championship 1985, 1996, 1997
  • West Cork Junior C Football Championship 2006, 2007 Runners-up 2012,
  • West Cork Junior D Football Championship 2001 Runner-Up 1982
  • West Cork Minor A Hurling Championship 1980
  • West Cork Minor B Hurling Championship 1973, 1974, 1975, 2000, 2001 Runners-Up 1971, 1980, 1991
  • West Cork Minor B Football Championship Runner-Up 1975, 1995, 2008
  • West Cork Minor C Football Championship Runners -up 2011,2012
  • West Cork Minor C Hurling Championship 2007,2009,2010 Runner-Up 2006, 2012
  • West Cork Under-21 B Hurling Championship 1974, 1975, 1979, 1994, 1996, 2001 Runner-Up 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1995, 1999, 2002
  • West Cork Under-21 B Football Championship 1972, 1974, 1975, 1995 Runner-Up 1973, 1976, 1990, 1999, 2009
  • West Cork Under-21 C Hurling Championship Runner-Up 2007,2013
  • West Cork Under-21 C Football Championship 2007, 2013
  • West Cork Under-16 C Football Championship 2011,2013
  • West Cork Under-14 D Football Championship 2009. 2010, 2011

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final glory for Mitchelstown". The Irish Examiner. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Historic first title for St Colum's". Southern Star. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dohenys' 50 year wait over". Irish Examiner. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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