Thurles Sarsfields GAA

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Thurles Sarsfields
Na Sáirséalaigh Dhurlais Éile
Founded: 1883
County: Tipperary
Nickname: The Blues
Colours: Blue and white
Grounds: The Outside Field
Coordinates: 52°40′56.52″N 7°49′22.79″W / 52.6823667°N 7.8229972°W / 52.6823667; -7.8229972Coordinates: 52°40′56.52″N 7°49′22.79″W / 52.6823667°N 7.8229972°W / 52.6823667; -7.8229972
Playing kits
Home Kit
Change Kit
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Tipperary
champions
Hurling: - 1 36

Thurles Sarsfields is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Both hurling and Gaelic football are played in the "Mid-Tipperary" divisional competitions. The club is centred in the town of Thurles. The club was founded in 1881 and is the most honoured club in the history of the county championship with 36 County Titles.[1]

History[edit]

On 19 October 2009, Sarsfields captured their 30th Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship, defeating neighbours Drom ’n Inch at Semple Stadium by 0-14 to 0-5.[2] They went on to play Newtownshandrum in the Munster hurling championship quarter-final on 1 November 2009, losing by 1-15 to 0-19 points.[3] On 31 October 2010, Sarsfields captured their 31st Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship after a 1-16 to 1-7 win against Clonoulty-Rossmore.[4] They subsequently contested the Munster Club hurling final only to lose out to De la Salle.

On 25 November 2012, Thurles won their first ever Munster GAA Senior Club Hurling Championship after a 1-21 to 1-16 victory over De La Salle in the final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.[5][6][7]

Hurling[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Munster Senior Club Hurling Championships: 1
  • Tipperary Senior Hurling Championships: 36
    • 1887, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1974, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014,[9] 2015,[10]2016[11] 2017[12]
  • Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (46)
    • 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1920 (as Moycarkey-Thurles), 1925, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017
  • Mid Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (3)
    • 1989, 2014, 2016
  • Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship (5)
    • 1955, 1956, 1958, 1987, 1995
  • Mid Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship (12)
    • 1939, 1942, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1981, 1987, 1994, 1995, 2014
  • All Ireland Junior B Championship (1)
    • 2018
  • Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship (3)
    • 2002, 2010, 2017
  • Mid Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship (4)
    • 2002, 2009, 2010, 2017
  • Tipperary Under-21 Hurling Championships: 8
    • 1988, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Mid Tipperary Under-21 A Hurling Championships: (23)
    • 1961, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championships: 11
    • 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1973, 1985, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Mid Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championships: (21)
    • 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010

Notable club players[edit]

This means players that have enjoyed much success with the club or have played for the Tipperary senior hurling team.

Player Era Club titles
Mickey 'the Rattler' Byrne 1940s-1960s 1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Lar Corbett 1990s-2000s-2010s 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Jimmy Doyle 1950s-1970s 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1974
Tommy Doyle 1930s-1950s 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1952
John Maher 1920s-1940s 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946
Ger 'Redser' O'Grady 1990s-2000s-2010s 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Tony Wall 1950s-1960s 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Padraic Maher 2000s-2010s 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Michael Cahill 2000s-2010s 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Ronan Maher 2010s- 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Football[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • Mid Tipperary Senior Football Championship (1)
    • 1952
  • Mid Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship (7)
    • 1990, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2009
  • Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (1)
    • 1989
  • Mid Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (8)
    • 1943, 1945, 1967, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1998, 2015
  • Mid Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (1)
    • 1995
  • Mid Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship (3)
    • 1991, 1993, 2007
  • Tipperary Minor A Football Championship (2)
    • 2005, 2006
  • Mid Tipperary Minor A Football Championship (9)
    • 1949, 1953, 1954, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2006
  • Mid Tipperary Minor B Football Championship (1)
    • 1991

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McCormack's haul wrests crown back for battling Thurles". Irish Independent. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sarsfields in total control". Irish Times. 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  3. ^ "O'Connors a twin terror as Sarsfields despatched". Irish Times. 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Thurles double up". Irish Times. 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Thurles Sarsfields make Munster hurling history". Score. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Big guns fire super Sarsfields to promised land after battle royal". Irish Examiner. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sars make history for home of hurling". Irish Independent. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Thurles Sarsfields make Munster hurling history". Score. 25 November 2011. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Maher shines as Thurles Sarsfields win". rte.ie. 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  10. ^ "Tigerish Thurles Sarsfields triumph in titanic battle". The Irish Examiner. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sarsfields honour 'The Rattler' in fitting style". Irish Independent. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Padraic Maher leads powerful Thurles Sarsfields to four in a row". Irish Examiner. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 

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