Tuam Stars GAA

Tuam Stars (Irish: Réalta Thuama) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Tuam area in County Galway, Ireland. The club is a member of the Galway GAA. Underage teams up to U-16's play in the Galway league and championships while Minor, Junior, and Senior compete in their respective competitions in the North Board section.

Tuam Stars
Réalta Thuama
Founded:1887
Nickname:The Stars
Grounds:Tuam Stadium & Tuam Stars Grounds
Coordinates:53°30′32.32″N 8°50′13.38″W / 53.5089778°N 8.8370500°W / 53.5089778; -8.8370500Coordinates: 53°30′32.32″N 8°50′13.38″W / 53.5089778°N 8.8370500°W / 53.5089778; -8.8370500
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Senior Club Championships
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Tuam Stars are a Gaelic football club and are one of the most successful clubs in Galway Football's history.

HistoryEdit

In December 1887 Tuam's first football club was formed as an Association football team. In February 1889 the club switched to Gaelic football under the name Tuam Stars. They played their first game on St. Patrick's Day of that year.[1]

HonoursEdit

  • Galway Senior Football Championships: 25
    • 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994
  • Connacht Senior Club Football Championship: 1
    • 1994
  • Galway Senior Football Leagues: 15
    • 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 2019
  • Galway Minor Football Club Championships: 11
    • 1945,1950,1957, 1970,1971, 1972,1978,2020 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983
  • Galway Under-21 County Championship: 7
    • 1972, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1994, 2003, 2008
  • Galway Junior Football Championships: 15
    • 1907, 1911,1915, 1916, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1984, 2004
  • North Board Junior Championship Finals: 8
    • 1915, 1916, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1984,2000, 2004
  • Kilmacud All-Ireland 7 a Side: 1
    • 2001

Notable playersEdit

  • Seán Purcell - All-Ireland Medal Winner with Galway in 1956 and member of the GAA Team of the Century and GAA and Galway Teams of the Millennium
  • Frank Stockwell - All-Ireland Medal Winner with Galway in 1956 and member of the Galway Team of the Millennium
  • Jack Mangan - Captain of the Galway All-Ireland Winning team of 1956
  • Cyril Kelly - All-Ireland Medal Winner with Galway in 1956 and current Vice-President of the club
  • Mick Garrett - All-Ireland Medal Winner with Galway in 1964 and 1965
  • P. J. Smyth - 1971 All-Star winner
  • Johnny Carey - 1971 All-Star winner
  • Pat O'Neill - All-Ireland runner-up with Galway in 1983
  • Jarlath Fallon - All-Ireland Medal Winner with Galway in 1998 and 2001 and footballer of the year in 1998.
  • Paul Doherty - Former Inter-County Goalkeeper for Galway
  • Conor Doherty - Minor All Ireland winner 2007, U-21 All Ireland winner 2011, current member of Galway Senior Football panel
  • Gary O'Donnell - Current member of Galway senior football panel

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club History | Tuam Stars GAA Club County Galway".

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