History

Brief History

Ballinahinch GAA Club was founded in 1886, two years after the founding of the GAA at Thurles. While the founding of the GAA at Ballinahinch (Baile na hInse - Town of the river/meadow) is dated 1886, there is strong evidence that the game of hurling was played and a club existed at Killoscully from 1884 at least, the same year that the GAA was founded at Thurles.

In the beginning the club was renowned as a great football team, but being in Tipperary hurling became very important and the club have kept the two games going and have enjoyed enormous success (see Roll of Honour below), particularly in the last twenty-five years since 1980 when we won our first County Junior Hurling title and north hurling and football titles.

Since then the club has had great success and particularly in the last five years we enjoyed enormous success at different levels. In 2002 we won four competitions and Club of the Year and in 2005 winning our first Intermediate Hurling title. In 2007 we won the County Minor Title for the first time in the club history and won the North Junior Football title last won in 1980.

A full history of the club was written and published in 2006 by John Ryan (J), and can be purchased by contacting any officer in the club.


Roll of Honour

Senior:

North Senior Football (1982 - Mulcair Rovers)

Intermediate:

County Intermediate Hurling League (2005)

North Intermediate Football (2010)

Junior:

All-Ireland Sevens Hurling Shield (2005), Runners up (2004, 2006)

North ‘A’ Hurling League (2002)
 
North 'C' Hurling League (2012)
 
North ‘A’ Hurling Championship (1949 - Knockmeal Rangers, 1971, 1980, 1992, 1994, 2001, 2002)
 
North 'C' Hurling Championship (2012)

County ‘A’ Hurling Championship (1980, 1994, 2002)

North ‘A’ Football Championship (1980, 2007)

North ‘B’ Football Championship (1995, 1998, 2001, 2002)

County ‘B’ Football Championship (2002)

U21:

North ‘B’ Hurling Championship (2002)

North ‘C’ Hurling Championship (2000, 2008)

County ‘C’ Hurling Championship (2000, 2006, 2011)

North ‘B’ Football Championship (1992 - Ballina, 2001, 2013 -Ballinahinch Gaels)

North ‘C’ Football Championship (2000)

County ‘B’ Football Championship (2001, 2013 - Ballinahinch Gaels)

County ‘C’ Football Championship (2000, 2009, 2011)

Minor:

County 'C' Hurling Championship (2007)

North 'A' Hurling Championship (2014 - Newport Gaels)

North ‘B’ Hurling Championship (1987 – Ballina)

North ‘A’ Football Championship (1971 - Sean Treacy's, 1995 - Newport, 2006 - Burgess Gaels, 2013 -Newport Gaels)

North ‘B’ Football Championship (2002)

North ‘C’ Football Championship (2000)

County ‘A’ Football Championship (1995 – Newport)

County ‘C’ Football Championship (2000, 2004, 2010)

North Tipperary Players of the Year - Ballinahinch Winners

2010
Marcus Ryan - Intermediate Footballer of the Year

2008
John Foley - Darrel Darcy Footballer of the Year
                - Junior Footballer of the Year
Shane McGrath - Intermediate Hurler of the Year

2007
Shane McGrath - Junior Footballer of the Year

2005
Shane McGrath - U21 Hurler of the Year

2002
Ger Griffin - Junior Hurler of the Year
Shane McGrath - Junior Footballer of the Year

2001
Ger Griffin - Minor Hurler of the Year

 

Club Officers 2013
Presidents: Fr. Bobby Fletcher, Jimmy Ryan, Mick Hourigan, Dan Gleeson, Denis Kennedy, Michael Berkery.
Chairman: Sean Ryan (B)
Vice Chairman: Cathal Bourke
Secretary: John Ryan (B)
Treasurer: Mike Gleeson
PRO: Raphael Ryan
Lotto Co-Ordinators: Thomas Kennedy and Maura Foley
Tipp Draw Rep: TJ McLoughlin
Ticket Co-ordinator: Dermot Bourke


Club Officers 2011
Presidents: Fr. Bobby Fletcher, Jimmy Ryan, Mick Hourigan, Dan Gleeson, Denis Kennedy, Michael Berkery.
Chairman: P.J. Lynch
Vice Chairman: Joe Fitzgerald
Secretary: Shane Fitzgerald
Assistant Secretary: Adrian Gleeson
Treasurer: Pat Jones
PRO: Raphael Ryan
Lotto Co-Ordinator: Pat Hayes
Ticket Co-ordinator: Dermot Bourke

Club Officers 2010
Presidents: Fr. Bobby Fletcher, Fr. Gallagher (RIP), Jimmy Ryan, Liam Lynch, Tadgh Foley (RIP), Mick Hourigan, Dan Gleeson, Denis Kennedy, Michael Berkery.
Chairman: P.J. Lynch
Vice Chairman: Joe Fitzgerald
Secretary: Raphael Ryan
Treasurer: Pat Jones
PRO: Raphael Ryan
Ticket Co-ordinator: Dermot Bourke
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