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Athenry HC

All-Ireland Club Hurling Champions 2001

Athenry GAA club was founded in 1885. Club colours are maroon and white.

The club remained in the background of senior club hurling until 1977 when Athenry contested their first county final. Victory on that occasion went to Kiltormer. Athenry's next county final appearance came in 1987, when they were victorious. They defeated Castlegar 1-12 to 2-6. They went all the way to the All-Ireland final but they were defeated by Midleton from Cork. Athenry also went on to compete in the next two county finals in 1988 and 1989 where they were defeated on both occasions. 1991 was Athenry's next county final appearance; however, they were again defeated by Kiltormer. Athenry's second county title came in 1994 after they defeated Sarsfields 2-6 to 0-9. Following this county final victory, a golden age for the club began. Six county titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004), six Connacht titles (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004), and three All Ireland titles (1997, 2000 and 2001) were achieved in a ten year period from 1994 to 2004.

Club website - www.athenrygaa.ie

Senior County Titles (8)
1987, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004

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