Loughmore-Castleiney GAA

Loughmore-Castleiney GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club in County Tipperary, Ireland. The club competes in the Mid-Tipperary division of Tipperary GAA, and draws its players and support from the parish of the same name. The area comprises the villages of Loughmore and Castleiney with their surrounding hinterland.

Loughmore-Castleiney
Luchma - Caisleán Laighnigh
Founded:1885
County:Tipperary
Colours:Green and Red
Grounds:Cuguilla
Coordinates:52°46′14.52″N 7°47′15.26″W / 52.7707000°N 7.7875722°W / 52.7707000; -7.7875722Coordinates: 52°46′14.52″N 7°47′15.26″W / 52.7707000°N 7.7875722°W / 52.7707000; -7.7875722
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Tipperary
champions
Football: - - 14
Hurling: - 1 3

HistoryEdit

Loughmore-Castleiney has traditionally been a Gaelic football club but also has a successful hurling team, making it one of the very few dual clubs at senior level in County Tipperary.

The club provided Jim Ryan and Bill Ryan to the Tipperary GAA team that played in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday against Dublin GAA in November 1920 when their playing colleague Michael Hogan of Grangemockler was one of 15 people shot and killed by British forces who opened fire from the sidelines. Bill Ryan, popularly known as Bill Laha, lived to be 100 years and until his death was a frequent attender at local football matches involving Loughmore-Castleiny.

In 2013, Loughmore-Castleiney became the first team to win both the football and hurling Tipperary Senior titles in the same year.[1][2]

Gaelic footballEdit

In addition to the Senior titles noted below, the club has won many Intermediate, Junior, Under-21 and Minor titles in the Mid division and occasionally at county level.[3]

HonoursEdit

  • Tipperary Senior Football Championship (14)
    • (Castleiney) 1914
    • 1940, 1946, 1955, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 2004, 2013, 2014,[4] 2016[5]
  • Mid-Tipperary Senior Football Championship (55)
    • (Castleiney) 1914, 1915, 1919
    • 1940, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951
    • (Loughmore) 1954-1958
    • 1965–1985, 1987–2000, 2003–2005, 2007-2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Mid Tipperary Intermediate Football Championship (2)
    • 1978, 1987, 2018
  • Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (2)
    • 1978. 2017
  • Mid Tipperary Junior A Football Championship (22)
    • 1914 (as Castleiney), 1934 (as Loughmore), 1938 (as Castleiney), 1939 (as Loughmore), 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955 (as Castleiney), 1958, (as Castleiney), 1959 (as Castleiney), 1960 (as Loughmore), 1961 (as Loughmore), 1962, 1978, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2014,
  • Mid Tipperary Junior B Football Championship (2)
    • 1994, 1997
  • Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship (10)
    • 1964, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012
  • Mid Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship (28)
    • 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Mid Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship (2)
    • 1988, 1993
  • Tipperary Minor Football Championship (6)
    • 1956 (as Castleiney), 1964, 1976, 1977, 1979, 2002
  • Mid Tipperary Minor A Football Championship (21)
    • 1955 (as Castleiney), 1956 (as Castleiney), 1957 (as Castleiney), 1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Mid Tipperary Minor B Football Championship (6)
    • 1985, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2006, 2015

HurlingEdit

HonoursEdit

  • Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship (1)
    • 2007
  • Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (3)
    • 1988, 2007, 2013[6]
  • Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship (14)
    • (Killea-Castleiney) 1928
    • 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2016, 2018
  • Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1980
  • Mid Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1980
  • Mid Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship (3)
    • 1925 (as Castleiney), 1940, 2011
  • Mid Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1993
  • Tipperary Under-21 A Hurling Championship (2)
    • 2011, 2014
  • Mid Tipperary Under-21 A Hurling Championship (6)
    • 1979, 1981, 1982, 2004, 2011, 2014
  • Tipperary Under-21 B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1994
  • Mid Tipperary Under-21 B Hurling Championship (3)
    • 1988, 1994, 1998
  • Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship (4)
    • 1976, 1979, 2002, 2009
  • Mid Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship (8)
    • 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 2002, 2009, 2011
  • Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship (1)
    • 1993
  • Mid Tipperary Minor B Hurling Championship (4)
    • 1993, 1999, 2014, 2015

IntercountyEdit

Every Loughmore-Castleiney player to be on the Tipperary Senior Hurling Panel:

Every Loughmore-Castleiney player to be on the Tipperary Senior Football Panel:

  • Martin Meagher (1915)
  • Elias O'Keefe (1915)
  • Matt O'Keefe (1915)
  • William Ryan (1915-1916, 1918-1920; 1x All-Ireland, 2x Munster)
  • Jack Scott (1915-1917)
  • Paddy Butler (1916)
  • Tom Larkin (1916)
  • Bill Ryan (1917, 1920; 1x All-Ireland, 2x Munster)
  • Jim Ryan (1920; 1x All-Ireland, 2x Munster)
  • Pat Kavanagh (1946-1947)
  • William Treacy (1946-1947)
  • Mick Grimes (1947)
  • Sean Lynch (1947)
  • Richard McGrath (1947, 1953, 1955-1960)
  • PJ Stapleton (1947-1949)
  • Denis Ryan (1948-1949, 1953-1955)
  • WJ Ryan (1948)
  • John McGrath (1949, 1952-1954, 1961-1962)
  • Seamus Connolly (1958)
  • Michael Ormond (1958-1960)
  • Andy Brennan (1960)
  • W Laffan (1960)
  • Paddy Nolan (1960-1963)
  • Sean Kearney (1965-1967, 1969-1977, 1979)
  • Eddie Webster (1967, 1969-1978, 1980)
  • Jim Healy (1970-1971)
  • Pat Stapleton (1971, 1974)
  • Martin Kiely (1974)
  • Gerry Stapleton (1974-1977)
  • Jack Walsh (1974)
  • Tom McGrath (1975-1979, 1982, 1985)
  • John Treacy (1975-1976, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1989-1990)
  • Eddie Stapleton (1977)
  • Eamonn Brennan (1980)
  • Tom Ryan (1980)
  • Martin Meagher (1981-1984, 1987)
  • Michael McGrath (1982)
  • Pat McGrath (1982, 1985-1986, 1988)
  • Paul McKevitt (1987)
  • Ned Ryan (1988-1989, 1994)
  • Michael Ormond (1996)
  • Paul Ormond (2002)
  • Tommy Ormond (2001-2002)
  • Tom King (2004)
  • Micheál Webster (2004)
  • Eddie Connolly (2006-2007)
  • Paul Brennan (2007)
  • Evan Sweeney (2007)
  • Ciaran McGrath (2010-2011)
  • James Egan (2011)
  • Joey Hennessy (2017)
  • Aidan McGrath (2017)
  • Liam McGrath (2017-2019)
  • Liam Treacy (2017-2018)
  • John Meagher (2018-2019)
  • Joseph Nyland (2020; 1x Munster)
  • Conor Ryan (2020-; 1x Munster)

Every Loughmore-Castleiney member to be a selector on the Tipperary Senior Football Team:

  • Jerry Hynes (1915)
  • Tom Larkin (1915)
  • Sean Ryan (1962)
  • John McGrath (1969-1970)
  • Sean Mockler (1985-1991)
  • John Treacy (1999)
  • James Meagher (1999-2000)
  • Jim Healy (2005, 2007)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Loughmore become first Tipperary club to do senior double". The Score. 3 November 2013. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ "McGrath points way to historic double for Loughmore". Irish Independent. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ Tipperary GAA Archives
  4. ^ "Loughmore lift 13th crown". Irish Examiner. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Loughmore-Castleiney win third title in four years". Irish Examiner. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Noel McGrath inspires Loughmore rally". Irish Independent. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.

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