Lees GAA

Lees Football Club is a defunct Cork-based Gaelic Athletic Association club on the southside of Cork city, Ireland. The club was founded in 1886 and was primarily concerned with the game of Gaelic football. The club had a strong association with the Lee Rowing Club and the teams were largely made up of West Cork men working in the city.[1][2][3]

  1. By the late 1920s the club was almost defunct and at the 1929 AGM of a rival club, Nils, the chairman "stressed the fact that Gaelic Football was in a deplorable state in the city at the present time, and teams of long connection with the GAA like Nils and Lees, found it almost impossible to put a single senior team team on the field when a couple of years back they could put senior, intermediate and junior teams. There was certainly work for an organiser here to organise Gaelic football in Cork City and help to bring it back to the high position in the GAA which it held some years back."[4]
  2. Lees spent 111 years on top of the Cork SFC Roll of Honour
Colours:Red and black
Grounds:The Marina, Cork
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
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—including 98 consecutive years—and were only passed by Nemo Rangers in 2002. Their total of 111 years is the fourth best in SFC history behind Commercials Limerick (122 years), Tullamore GAA (115 years) and Ballina Stephenites (115 years).[5]



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  1. ^ "# Cork GAA: History". Cork GAA website. Archived from the original on 24 December 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Lee Rowing Club". Cork Past and Present website. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. ^ The heart of Cork football still beats Moran, Sean. The Irish Times (1921–present) [Dublin, Ireland] 3 May 1997
  4. ^ Irish Examiner 1841–present, Monday, 4 March 1929; Page 11
  5. ^ @GAA_Stats (5 October 2018). "The Top 25 football clubs in order of the length of time that they have spent at the top of their county's SFC Roll…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.