Templenoe GAA

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CLG Teampall Nua
Founded: 1933
County: Kerry
Colours: Blue and white
Coordinates: 51°51′42.74″N 9°41′11.45″W / 51.8618722°N 9.6865139°W / 51.8618722; -9.6865139Coordinates: 51°51′42.74″N 9°41′11.45″W / 51.8618722°N 9.6865139°W / 51.8618722; -9.6865139
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Templenoe GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club from Templenoe in County Kerry, Ireland.[1] The club competes as a joint divisional side with other clubs from the Kenmare area like Kenmare GAA in the county championship and as an individual club in other competitions.[2] Hurling was by far the stronger of the two codes until the 1920s. However, since then Gaelic football has taken pride of place and hurling is no longer played in the club. The club was founded in 1933 but did not affiliate to the GAA until 1938.


The first club meeting was held in 1933 in the Merinho House. Dan O'Reilly became the club's first chairman and P.D.M. O'Sullivan became the first secretary. Joe O'Neill was elected treasurer that day and stayed treasurer until 1966. In 1958 Templenoe merged with another Templenoe club from the Blackwater area, which was founded in 1942.

Templenoe did not have its own pitch until 1954 when they acquired a field. In the 1970s they leveled this field and dressing rooms and toilets were added in 1991. The club had many victories over the years in Kenmare district board competitions but the highlight of the playing successes was the winning the Kerry Novice Football Championship in 1973 and the Kerry Junior Football Championship in 1975. Nine Templenoe players won Senior Kerry County Championship medals with Kenmare District in 1974.

Finnegan Cup[edit]

The 4 clubs in the Kenmare District play for the Finnegan Cup [3] in the Kenmare district board championship. The Kenmare District is the smallest such district in Kerry. The 4 clubs are:


  • Munster Junior Club Football Championship (1)
  • Kerry Intermediate Football Championship
    • Runners-Up 1988, 2016[6]
  • Kerry Junior Football Championship (2)
    • 1975, 2015
  • Kerry Novice Football Championship (2)
    • 1973, 2013
  • Co. Novice shield champions: (3)
    • 2002, 2005, 2010

Famous players[edit]


  1. ^ "Credit Union Co. Senior Football League 2006". Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  2. ^ "Co. Championships 2007". Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  3. ^ Finnegan Cup Archived 2011-06-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Templenoe reach promised land". Irish Examiner. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Temple of doom for Coolmeen as Templenoe inflict hammering". Irish Examiner. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  6. ^ "John Morgan O'Sullivan hails heroes as Kenmare turn on the style". Irish Examiner. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.

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