Tullaroan is the oldest GAA club in County Kilkenny. The club was founded in 1884, the same year as the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Tullaroan currently lead the roll of honour in Kilkenny with twenty senior county championship titles.
Shem Downey played senior inter-county team from 1946 until 1954. Shem's daughters, Angela and Ann won 12 All-Ireland camogie medals each and 13 club titles between them. Angela is commonly recognised as the greatest players the game has seen.
^Foley, Michael (2 Jan 2005). "The top 10 Irish sporting families". The Times. London. Retrieved May 24, 2009. The Downeys. Having hurled with Kilkenny in the 1940s and 1950s, Shem Downey left an impressive legacy but one that was quickly dwarfed by the achievements of his daughters, Angela and Ann. In 25 years, the girls won 12 All-Ireland camogie medals each and 13 club titles between them. By the end of her career, Angela was commonly recognised as the greatest player the game has seen.