Two Mile House GAA

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Two Mile House
Teach Dhá Míle
Two Mile House.jpeg
Founded: 1885
County: Kildare
Nickname: 'The House', TMH
Grounds: Harristown Common, Carnalway
Coordinates: 53°09′41″N 6°41′29″W / 53.161311°N 6.69136°W / 53.161311; -6.69136Coordinates: 53°09′41″N 6°41′29″W / 53.161311°N 6.69136°W / 53.161311; -6.69136
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Two Mile House is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in County Kildare, Ireland. The club grounds are located on The Commons, just off the Dunlavin Road. The parish of Two Mile House is surrounded by the towns of Naas, Newbridge and Kilcullen meaning it occupies a very central location. Two Mile House are the 2014 All Ireland JFC Champions after defeating Fuerty of Roscommon 5-7 to 1-11 on February 9, 2014.

History[edit]

Two Mile House club was founded by Tiarnán O'Brien in 1887 and had 70 members in its first year. RIC records from 1890 show that Two Mile House St Auxilius had 50 members with officers listed as Revd R Byrne, Thomas Nugent and William Dempsey.

Gaelic Football[edit]

  • Jimmy O'Connor won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medal with Kildare in 1919.
  • Maurice Colbert (also won a leinster minor medal), Shane Darcy and Christopher Burke are all holders of Leinster Under-21 Football Championship medals, meaning a player has represented the club on Kildare's last three consecutive Leinster under-21 winning teams.
  • Peter Kelly is the club's sole representative on the Kildare senior team. He has secured a starting position as right corner back.He won an All Star in 2010.
  • Niall Browne captained Kildare at Minor, U21 and Junior level and represented Kildare at Senior Level. He also represented Clare Senior Footballers and played in the McGrath Cup Final and the Munster Senior Football Final of 2011 and 2012 respectively.
  • Matt Kelly was a Senior Panelist for Kildare in 2012 and played wing back for Kildare in the 2011 All Ireland Junior Final.
  • Shane Darcy, played Minor, U21 and Junior for Kildare winning 3 Leinster titles at U21 and Junior Level. He played Midfield for Kildare in the All Ireland Junior final of 2013.
  • William Burke played U21 for Kildare and also started full back for Kildare in the 2013 All Ireland Junior Final.
  • Chris Burke was a panelist for Kildare u21S that reached the 2008 All Ireland U21 Final.
  • Conor Blake won an All Ireland Schools medal with Knockbeg in 2005.
  • Mark Sherry, Chris Healy, Adam Burke & Richard Drumgoole Maguire won a Leinster minor championship with Kildare in 2013.Mark Sherry captained the side and Chris Healy won the Man of the Match Award.

Other Current players that represented Kildare are as follows; Donal Browne, John Goff, Niall McLoughlin, Nathan Sherry, Chris Julian, Aidan Casey, Ian Caffrey, Robbie Brazil, Matt Stapleton, Glen Burke, Gavin Burke.

Underage development only really began in earnest in the early 1980s thereby making Two Mile House a relatively young club in real terms. From the late 1990s until recently the focus of the club had been exclusively on Gaelic football. Underage Hurling teams are now competing for Two Mile House.

The club senior team is currently playing in the Intermediate Championship and division 2 league football. The club senior team is currently managed by former Dublin player Barney Rock. Nathan Sherry is current captain of the club senior football team. The club's grounds are currently undergoing an exciting new development.New land was acquired off The Commons with several new pitches being added. The grounds,which have been largely completed,should be ready for use nearing the end of 2012 making Two Mile House one of the foremost clubs in the county in terms of facilities and location.Furthermore,work has begun on the redevelopment of the existing dressing rooms and pavilion.

Camogie[edit]

The camogie club competed in the 1950s and 1960s, beating Caragh 5-0 to 4-2 to win the 1967 county championship. The team got to the Leinster in the 1956 inter-provincial final, and also being selected on the Kildare camogie team of the century. Two Mile House camogie club revived briefly in 1991 and enjoyed many years of underage success until the late 1990s.

Honours[edit]

  • Leinster Junior Club Football Championship 2013[1]
  • All-Ireland Junior Football Club Champions 2014
  • Junior A Championship 1994, 2013.
  • Junior C Championship 1979.
  • Junior F League 1935, 1979.
  • Semi-finalists All Ireland junior sevens 1995.
  • Kildare Senior Camogie Championship 1967.
  • The Leinster Leader Junior Club Cup 2000.
  • Junior B championship and league winners 2004.
  • Minor league Div 4 winners 2005.
  • Minor championship B winners 2006.
  • Senior league division 3 winner 2008 & 2013
  • Kildare under 14 Feile winners 2008.
  • Under 16 B championship winners 2010.
  • Under 15 C winter league 2011
  • Under 21 B Shield winners 2012
  • Dowling Cup Winners 2013
  • Jack Higgins Cup 2013
 Kildare U-14 Feile 2015

Hurling

U14 Div 3 league 2016

U12 Div 4 league 2016


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Healy the Two Mile House hero". Irish Examiner. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "All-Ireland glory for five-goal Two Mile House | Daily News | GAA News". GAA.ie. 2014-02-09. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 

3. http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/two-mile-house-punching-well-above-their-weight-29419959.html

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kildare GAA: A Centenary History, by Eoghan Corry, CLG Chill Dara, 1984, ISBN 0-9509370-0-2 hb ISBN 0-9509370-1-0 pb
  • Kildare GAA yearbook, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2000- in sequence especially the Millennium yearbook of 2000
  • Soaring Sliothars: Centenary of Kildare Camogie 1904-2004 by Joan O'Flynn Kildare County Camogie Board.

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