Sarsfields GAA (Galway)

Sarsfields Galway is a GAA club consisting of the parish of Bullaun, New Inn and Woodlawn in East County Galway, Ireland. Winners of two All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship's.[1][2]

Sarsfields Galway
Na Sairséalaigh
Founded:1966
County:Galway
Colours:White and Green
Grounds:Bullaun and New Inn
Coordinates:53°14′52″N 8°33′16″W / 53.247774°N 8.554371°W / 53.247774; -8.554371Coordinates: 53°14′52″N 8°33′16″W / 53.247774°N 8.554371°W / 53.247774; -8.554371
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Connacht
champions
Galway
champions
Hurling: 2 6 7

The club was founded in 1966[3] and is almost exclusively concerned with the game of hurling. And in 2016 Sarsfields Hurling Club celebrated its 50th year.

Sarsfields Galway were the first club to defend their All-Ireland Club Hurling title. In 1993 Sarsfields defeated opponents Kilmallock, County Limerick in their first All-Ireland club final. In 1994, Sarsfields retained their club title with a victory over Toomevara, County Tipperary.

HistoryEdit

Prior to 1966, two clubs St. Killians (of New Inn), and Bullaun existed in the parish. During 1966 a ruling known as "The Parish Rule" allowed only one club per parish,[3] which forced the decision to amalgamate the two clubs together, thus Sarsfields Galway was affiliated in 1966. The reason for choosing the name Sarsfields is not precisely known, however, the name is linked to Patrick Sarsfield where verbal history tells that Sarsfield and his Irish Jacobite army passed through the parish while retreating from the Battle of Aughrim in 1691. The name "Sarsfields" is almost certainly influenced[4] by Thurles Sarsfields who were kingpins of Tipperary, Ireland hurling at that time.

Notable playersEdit

All-Ireland medal winners from SarsfieldsEdit

This is a list of club players that have won All-Ireland medals with the Club and/or Galway Inter-County senior hurling teams.

List is incomplete
Player Galway Senior Galway U-21 Galway Minor Club
Joe Cooney 1987, 1988[5][6][7] 1986[6] 1983[6] 1993, 1994[6]
Michael 'Hopper' McGrath 1987, 1988[6] 1983[6] 1993, 1994[6]
Michael Kenney 1988 1986 1994[6]
Peter Kelly 1993 1992
Paraic Forde 1996 1994
Michael Conneely 1980[6]
Jimmy Cooney 1980[6]
Michael Mulkerins 1980
Mattie Conneely 1978
Joe McGrath 1993
Gerry McGrath 1991
Patrick McMahon 1999
Tommy Kenny 1983
Brendan Cooney 1986
John Cooney 2019[8]
Alex Connaire 2019[9]

Hurling honoursEdit

  • All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championships: 2
  • Connacht Senior Club Hurling Championships: 6
    • 1980, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997
  • Galway Senior Club Hurling Championships: 7
  • Galway Intermediate Club Hurling Championship: 1
    • 1976.
  • Galway Junior Club Hurling Championship: 4
    • Galway Junior A Hurling Championship: 1996
    • Galway Junior B Hurling Championship: 1985, 2007
    • Galway Junior C Hurling Championship: 1992, 2001
  • Other Galway Club Hurling Championships:
    • Galway Under-12 Hurling Championship: 1982, 1990, 1999, 2001
    • Galway Under-14 Hurling Championship: 1990, 2000, 2001
    • Galway Under-16 Hurling Championship: 1980, 1990, 2001
    • Galway Minor B Hurling Championship: 2000
    • Galway Under-21 A Hurling Championship: 1984

Football honoursEdit

  • Galway Junior Club Football Championship: 1
    • Junior C – North: 2013[15]
    • Galway Junior C Football Championship: 2013[16]
  • Galway Club Football League: 1
    • Division 4B North: 2013[17]

Golfing honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1992–93 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship
  2. ^ 1993–94 All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship
  3. ^ a b "Sarsfields rekindling old magic". The Irish Times. 12 February 1998. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. ^ McGann, David (2 February 2003). McGann, David (ed.). For the pride of the parish : a history of Gaelic games in New Inn and Bullaun (1st ed.). Sarsfields GAA Club. p. 82. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Galway entering the lion's den". The Irish Times. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2016. Cooney ... won his second successive All-Ireland medal in 1988.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Roll of Honour / Galway Hurling". Athenry GAA. 6 November 1992. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Cooney,Joe". Hogan Stand. 6 November 1992. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Galway complete All-Ireland minor three-in-a-row". the42.ie. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Galway complete All-Ireland minor three-in-a-row". the42.ie. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  10. ^ "All Ireland Senior Hurling Club – Rolls of Honour". Gaelic Athletic Association. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  11. ^ "AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Championship Finals". Allied Irish Banks. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Galway Senior Hurling Club – Rolls of Honour". Gaelic Athletic Association. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  13. ^ Fallon, John (22 November 2015). "Sarsfields secure Galway title with replay win". GAA News. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Sarsfields outlast Craughwell to reign supreme in Galway for first time since 1997". TheJournal.ie. TheJournal.ie. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Junior C Football Championship – North". Galway County Board. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Saturday's Football County Finals". Galway County Board. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Junior C Football Championship – North". Galway County Board. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Event Images". Sportsfile. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Sarsfields made it a weekend to remember". All Ireland GAA Golf Challenge. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  20. ^ "Sarsfields retain All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge title". Hogan Stand. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  21. ^ "All Ireland GAA Golf Challenge". Editorial Images. Retrieved 17 September 2012.

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