Kilrossanty GAA

Kilrossanty GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club located in Lemybrien, County Waterford, Ireland.[1] The club is named for the nearby village of Kilrossanty. It plays home games at Pairc Naomh Brid. Kilrossanty is one of the oldest GAA clubs in Waterford[2] and one of the larger Gaelic Football clubs there.

Kilrossanty
Cill Rosanta
Kilrossanty Crest.JPG
Founded:1886
County:Waterford
Nickname:The Rossies
Colours:Green And Gold
Grounds:Pairc Naomh Brid, Leamybrien
Coordinates:52°09′58.22″N 7°31′03.87″W / 52.1661722°N 7.5177417°W / 52.1661722; -7.5177417Coordinates: 52°09′58.22″N 7°31′03.87″W / 52.1661722°N 7.5177417°W / 52.1661722; -7.5177417
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Waterford
champions
Football: - - 15

They also play underage hurling and have fielded a number of adult hurling teams on many occasions.[3] They won the Junior B Hurling title in 1990.and 2016 Defeating Mount Sion 1-20 to 07 [4]

In the early days of the GAA, Kerry GAA wore red and green as their colours. In 1903, they traveled east to play a tournament in Dungarvan and inexplicably left the green and red jerseys at home. Percy Kirwan borrowed the green and gold kit off local club Kilrossanty Kerry GAA Liked the Jerseys as they Brought Them Luck.[5]

HonoursEdit

  • Waterford Senior Football Championship 15
    • 1888, 1919, 1939, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989
  • Waterford Junior Football Championships: 6
    • 1918, 1926, 1937, 1998, 2010, 2013
  • Waterford Minor Football Championships: 2
    • 2004, 2016(Div 3)
  • Waterford Under-21 Football Championships: 4
    • 1983, 1992, 1993, 2011
  • Waterford Junior B Hurling Championships: 2
    • 1990, 2016
  • Senior Football League - Phelan Cup: 8
    • 1956,1957,1982,1984,1987,1990,2011,2016
  • Waterford Minor Hurling Division 3 Championships: 1
    • 2018

HistoryEdit

Kilrossanty was founded in 1886 and took part in the first Waterford Senior Football Championship that year.[6] The club reached its first final in 1886 and reached the finals again the following year, before winning its first title in 1888, without recording a single score against them. Kilrossanty won fifteen Waterford Senior Football Titles. They hold the distinction of being the Waterford club to have held on to their senior status the longest without relegation to intermediate ranks.[7] On winning the junior title in 1937, Kilrossanty was promoted to the senior grade, where they have remained ever since.[8] In 1888, Kilrossanty won their first senior football title, beating Fenor 0-3 to 0-0[1] in the final.

This crowning victory was a fruit of their perseverance. For, despite the short of history of the club at that point, they had lost back-to-back finals in ’86 and ’87. In a way, these back-to-back county final defeats baptised the team. For from this heartache, resolve was borne, and in the spring of 1888, hope flared anew.

This patience was rewarded as they rose from the ashes of ’86 and ‘87. In an unforgettable brilliance, they swept to coronation in ’88 with an unblemished six-game campaign. Their prestige that year was well-earned. In roughly 390 minutes of football, they did not once concede a single score. This is a feat that has come to define that historic first title and is undoubtedly one unparalleled in the county since, if not the country.

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kenny, Joe. "Fethard Notes - 26th June 1999". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ "125 Years of Kerry GAA - Kerry GAA Forum". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ "HoganStand.com - Obituaries". Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Fun factor gone out of football as pressure now name of game - Independent.ie". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  5. ^ "6 Counties Who Have Changed Their GAA Kit Colours And The Reasons Why". Balls.ie.
  6. ^ "Story Of Cork's Congo Heroes... 50 Years On". 8 April 2013. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2009-05-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Kenny, Joe. "Fethard Notes - 27th November 1999". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  9. ^ Kenny, Joe. "Fethard Notes - 29th January 2000". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Ireland Newspapers". Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  12. ^ Rooney, Declan (14 May 2019). "'I might become professional' - The story of the unemployed 46-year-old debutant Waterford goalkeeper". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media.

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