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Clonakenny HC

Playing Newcestown in the Munster Championship 2015

Clonakenny Gaelic Athletic Club (Irish: CLG Chluain Uí Chionaoith) is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, in Ireland. It currently plays hurling (at Intermediate grade) and Gaelic football (at Junior grade)in the Mid Tipperary Division of Tipperary GAA, but was formerly in the North division. The club is located in the parish of Bournea, between the towns of Roscrea (to the north) and Templemore (to the south).

Clonakenny GAA was formed in about 1905, and initially played in the North division. At that time teams were 17 a side. The first Clonakenny team wore a green jersey with a white hoop. About 1910, a political split developed which resulted in some players switching to Moneygall GAA, which in 1915-17 reached three North division finals. Other Clonakenny players fielded for Clonmore GAA in those years.On 25 of October 2015 Clonakenny won their 1st county final since 1968 beating Thurles Sarsfield in the intermediate final on a scoreline of 2-13 to 3-09.

Notable Players
Pa Ryan: Corner Back on Tipperary Minor Hurling Team (2009)
Willie Ryan: Wing Back on Tipperary Minor Hurling Team (2009)
Gearóid Byrne: Played Minor Football and U-21 Hurling for Tipperary
John Costigan: Played minor, intermediate and senior for the county. Former Chairman of the Tipperary GAA County Board
Paddy Crampton: Won Minor and Intermediate All-Ireland with Tipperary.
Liam Maher: Scored 17 goals and 11 points for Clonakenny in their 6 Championship outings in 1967 operating at full forward. Played intermediate hurling for Tipperary.
Frank Smith: Played Intermediate hurling, junior football and minor football for the county.
Mick Smith: Former Minister for Defence. Played intermediate hurling and minor football for Tipperary.
Willie Smith: Played Senior, minor and is holder of an U-21 All-Ireland medal. Won two Fitzgibbon Cup medals with UCD.
Jim Tracy: Played intermediate hurling for Tipperary.
Dan Smith: Played minor football for Tipperary.

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