Bailieboro Shamrocks GAA

Bailieboro Shamrocks Gaelic Athletic Association (also spelled Bailieborough[2]) is a Gaelic football, camogie and ladies' Gaelic football club based in Bailieborough, County Cavan in Ireland.[3][4]

Bailieboro Shamrocks
Seamróga Choill an Chollaigh
Bailieboro Shamrocks GFC crest.jpeg
Colours:Red and White
Grounds:St. Anne's Park, Shercock
Road, Bailieborough[1]
Coordinates:53°55′34″N 6°58′10″W / 53.926037°N 6.969501°W / 53.926037; -6.969501Coordinates: 53°55′34″N 6°58′10″W / 53.926037°N 6.969501°W / 53.926037; -6.969501
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Ulster
Football: - - 5
Hurling: - - 5


The club was founded under the name Bailieborough Home Rulers (named after the Irish Home Rule movement) in 1886. In the first County Championship game in January 1887, Ballyconnell First Ulsters met the Bailieborough Home Rulers. The Home Rulers left Bailieborough at four in the morning and brought the goal posts on a horse and spring cart.[5] The First Ulsters and Home Rulers erected goalposts in a field outside Cavan Town. A Royal Irish Constabulary force warned them they were breaking the Sunday Observance Act; they played on regardless.[6]

By 1911 they were known as the Shamrocks, with the Home Rule movement being replaced by Irish republicanism and a desire for full independence.

Bailieboro Shamrocks have won five Cavan Senior Football Championships. They reached the final of the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship in 1995.

Camogie was played at Bailieboro Shamrocks between 1932 and 1950, and 1972 to present.

A ladies' Gaelic football team was founded in 2008.

The hurling history of the team goes back to 1923; they have won five county senior titles.


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  2. ^ "Bailieborough Shamrocks GFC hoping for improved fortunes in 2005 - HoganStand".
  3. ^ "Bailieboro Shamrocks (@BailieboroS) - Twitter".
  4. ^ "Bailieboro Shamrocks (@BailieboroS) - MyGAAClub".
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  7. ^ "Roll of Honour - Cavan GAA".
  8. ^ "Club Profile - Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA". 23 October 2016. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016.
  9. ^ McGuirk, Brian (21 February 2013). Celtic FC - the Ireland Connection. Black & White Publishing. ISBN 9781845026301 – via Google Books.