Fr. O'Neill's GAA

Fr O'Neill's GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club founded in 1959 and based in the parish of Ballymacoda and Ladysbridge in Cork, Ireland. The club fields hurling and Gaelic football teams in competitions organised by the Cork county board and Imokilly division.

Fr O'Neill's
Cumann an t-Athar Ó Néill
Founded:1959
County:Cork
Colours:Green and Red
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Cork
champions
Football: 0 0 0
Hurling: 0 0 0

HistoryEdit

Fr O Neill's GAA club was founded in 1959.

The club won its first-ever Junior 'A' East Cork titles in 1996 completing a historic double in hurling and football. Brothers Dick and Ray O' Neill captaining the two sides in that year.[citation needed]

Fr O Neill's would contest two County Junior hurling finals in 1996 and 2002 winning the competition in 2005 when defeating Kilworth in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Jer Holland would go onto lead his side to Munster and All-Ireland glory and became the first Fr O Neill's man to walk up the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift the cup on 12 February 2006 in Croke Park.

Intermediate titles would follow in 2007 and 2016 with Ger O'Leary and joint captains Podge Butler and Adrian Kenneally lifting the trophy.

The period from 2005 to 2015 was successful at underage level with Minor and Under-21 titles won at higher levels in both hurling and football. In 2015, Under 21 'A' hurling Junior 'A' Football and Junior 'B' hurling titles were captured in a few short months.[when?]

After the county success in 2016, a young group of players were emerging.[citation needed] This led to an Under 21 Premier hurling title being won in 2018 when Fr O Neill's beat Glen Rovers, Charleville, Sarsfields, Blackrock and Midleton. The final against Midleton saw Fr O Neill's winning by 3-24 to 4-18. Captain Billy Dunne lead the winning team.

Fr O Neill's went on to win the 2019 Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship defeating Kilworth 3-23 to 1-20 in Páirc Uí Rinn. Joint captains Daniel Harrington and Mark O'Keeffe lifted the trophy that year.[citation needed]

AchievementsEdit

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Therese O'Callaghan (30 October 2016). "Video: Declan Dalton drives Fr O'Neill's to Intermediate title". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ Therese O'Callaghan (2 October 2012). "Ballincollig secure historic first title". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2 October 2012.

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