Ballinderreen GAA

Ballinderreen GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Ballinderreen, County Galway, Ireland. The club was founded in 1884. The parish already was deeply rooted in hurling before the foundation of the GAA.

Baile an Doirín
Colours:Green and White    
Grounds:St. Sourney's GAA Grounds
Playing kits
Standard colours

The club is situated in South Galway, in the parish of Ballinderreen. The club has produced many fine hurlers throughout the years, many of whom have gone on to win All Ireland Medals with Galway.


The Club has little success in terms of senior championship silverware, but it has been very successful in juvenile age groups, winning many underage championships.

In 2011, the club's Junior B team won the Leinster Junior B Club hurling championship, becoming the first ever Galway team to win a Leinster championship. They reached the All-Ireland Junior B Club Hurling Championship final. They defeated Thurles Sarsfields in the semi-final before meeting Doneraile GAA in the final. They went on to win 2–6 to 0–5.

The club's senior team last advanced as far as the Galway Senior Hurling Championship county final in 1978, with Noel Lane in the attack. They met neighbours and old rivals, Ardrahan in the decider. The game was held in Ballinasloe, with the game eventually ending in a draw on a scoreline of Ballinderreen 0–16, Ardrahan 2–10. The replay was held later, with Ardrahan winning their 11th title after extra time on a scoreline of Ardrahan 2-18 Ballinderreen 2–14.

On 21 August 1991 Ballinderreen hosted a 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup match between Galway United F.C. and Odense BK.[1]

In 2000, the Ballinderreen team won the Galway Intermediate Hurling championship, beating Kiltormer in the final by 1–8 to 0–4. They returned to the senior championship after only one year in intermediate.

Notable playersEdit

Intercounty hurlers
  • Noel Lane – Galway Senior Hurler 1977–1990
  • Mick Gill – Galway all Ireland Winner 1923
  • Colin Coen – Galway Senior Hurler 2005–2006
  • Joe McDonagh – Galway Senior Hurler 1972–1983, President of the GAA 1997–2000
  • Tom Helebert – Galway Senior Hurler 1989–1997


  • Galway Intermediate Hurling Championship runners up (1)
    • 2016
  • South Galway Senior Hurling Championship (14)
    • 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1944, 1957, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1974
  • South Galway Board Junior Hurling Championship (3)
    • 1929, 1930, 1942
  • Galway Under-21 Hurling South Championship (1)
    • 1972
  • Galway Junior B Hurling Championship (3)
    • 1942, 1996, 2018
  • Galway Under-21 B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1999
  • Galway Minor Hurling Championship (3)
    • (B) 1987
    • (C) 1997, 2015
  • Galway Under-14 B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2001
  • Galway Under-12 B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2001
  • Leinster Junior B Club Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2011


  1. ^ "Balls Remembers The Time A Small GAA Ground Held A European Cup Winners Cup Match". 29 July 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2016.