St Martin's GAA (County Kilkenny)

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St. Martin's
Cumann Naomh Mairtin
Colours:Red and Green
Grounds:Páirc Uí Chomartúin
Coordinates:52°43′04.34″N 7°13′51.10″W / 52.7178722°N 7.2308611°W / 52.7178722; -7.2308611Coordinates: 52°43′04.34″N 7°13′51.10″W / 52.7178722°N 7.2308611°W / 52.7178722; -7.2308611
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Hurling: 1 1 1

St Martin's GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Ballyfoyle/Coon/Muckalee area of County Kilkenny, Ireland. The catchment area is roughly comprehended by the ancient barony of Fassadinin.

The team color is red with green sash.[1] The club grounds are Comerford Park, Coon [1]

The club won the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship in 1985.[2]


The club was formed in 1982 following an amalgamation of the clubs in the parishes Muckalee, Ballyfoyle, and Coon.[3][4][5]

The club's first officers were: chairman, Billy Costigan; vice-chairman, John Walsh; joint secretaries Patsy Murphy, Paul Kinsella; joint treasurers, Tom Dowling and Jimmy Maher; senior selectors: Billy Costigan, Patsy Murphy, Dinny Carrigan, Mick Somers, Tom Dowling.


All Stars[edit]

Notable players[edit]

All Ireland Champions[edit]

The following is the team that lined out for St. Martin’s in the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship final on March 24, 1985:

Number Player Position
1 Bobby Shore Goalkeeper
2 Jimmy Kelly Right Corner-Back
3 Tony Maher Full-Back
4 John James Dowling Left Corner-Back
5 Tom Walsh Right Wing-Back
6 Jim Moran Centre Back
7 Mikey Maher Left Wing-Back
8 John Moran Midfield
9 John Morrissey Midfield
10 Paddy Lawlor Right Wing-Forward
11 Patsy Moran Centre Forward
12 Johnny Brennan (Captain) Left Wing-Forward
13 Danny Coonan Right Corner-Forward
14 Tom Moran Full Forward
15 Richard Maloney Left Corner-Forward

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kilkenny GAA. "St Martins". Kilkenny GAA.
  2. ^ Fiontar (2013). "Martin's - they won a title that will stand alone forever". Kilkenny People.
  3. ^ (Fiontar 2008, Muckalee)
  4. ^ (Fiontar 2008, Ballyfoyle)
  5. ^ (Fiontar 2008, Coan)


  • O'Neill, Gerry. (2005), Kilkenny GAA Bible. Produced by Kilkenny GAA Yearbook Committee.
  • Somers, Michael. (2006), The Club. Produced by Kilkenny Voice.
  • Fiontar (2008). "Placenames Database of Ireland". Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs of the Government of Ireland.

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