St. Rynagh's GAA

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St. Rynagh's
Naomh Raghnach
Founded: 1961
County: Offaly
Colours: Blue and Gold
Grounds: St. Rynagh's Park
Coordinates: 53°11′19.34″N 7°58′23.20″W / 53.1887056°N 7.9731111°W / 53.1887056; -7.9731111Coordinates: 53°11′19.34″N 7°58′23.20″W / 53.1887056°N 7.9731111°W / 53.1887056; -7.9731111
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Hurling: 0 4 16

St. Rynagh's (Irish: Naomh Raghnach) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club that encompasses the towns of Cloghan and Banagher in County Offaly, in Ireland. Formed in 1961, the club gained almost immediate success - winning the senior championship in 1965. St. Rynagh's went on to appear in three All-Ireland club finals during the next 30 years.

St. Rynagh's has also supplied three of Offaly's four All-Ireland winning captains, namely Padraig Horan, Martin Hanamy and Hubert Rigney. Other noted players in the club's history include RTÉ pundit Michael Duignan, Pad Joe Whelahan, Aidan Fogarty and Declan Fogarty, Tom and Mícheál Conneely, and first ever all-star goalkeeper Damien Martin. All the previously mentioned players plus Seanie White, John Ryan, Paudie Mulhare, Eunan Martin and Michael Rigney are holders of All Ireland Senior Hurling Medals.

The club enters teams for all major codes, and has had and continues to have many players on the county teams - though in recent years St. Rynaghs have been more noted for supplying players to the football inter-county side.

St. Rynagh's minor club has won the Minor, Under 16, and Under 14 Offaly championships in 2007, while also reaching the Semi-Final at the 2007 Féile na nGael in Kilkenny. The Under 14 football squad captured the Division 3 title at Feile Peil na nÓg also.

The St. Rynagh's Senior Football side are based in Cloghan and wear green and white hooped jerseys. They are managed by Ken Kellaghan (Rhode). Sod Daly is a selector.

The St. Rynagh's Senior Hurling side are based out in Banagher and wear blue and gold jerseys and are managed by Francis Forde


  • Offaly Senior Hurling Championships: 17
    • 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1992 1993, 2016[1]
  • Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championships: 4
    • 1970, 1972, 1982, 1993
  • Offaly Intermediate Football Championship: 5
    • 1980, 1986, 1997, 2005, 2010
  • Offaly Intermediate Hurling Championship: 4
  • 1978, 1987, 1992, 1993
  • Offaly Junior Football Championship: 2
    • 1974, 1975
  • Offaly Junior Hurling Championship: 4
    • 1963, 1975, 2004, 2011

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ "St Rynagh's withstand Birr charge". Irish Examiner. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 

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