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Portumna HC

All Ireland Champions 2014

GAA club founded in 1888 in the market town of Portumna. Club colours are blue and gold.

Few clubs in Ireland dominated hurling the way Portumna did from 2006 onwards. As Birr started to fade, Portumna and Ballyhale Shamrocks became the main powers in All Ireland club hurling. In fact only Ballyhale Shamrocks have won more club All Irelands than Portumna, while Birr have also won four club All Irelands.

Club All Irelands - 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014

The first mention of Portumna in terms of Gaelic games comes in 1888 with regard to a junior Gaelic football game against Eyrecourt. The club remained in the background of senior club hurling until 1995 when Portumna contested their first county final. Victory on that occasion went to Sarsfield's. The 2000s saw a golden age for the club.

Notable Players include Ollie Canning, Joe Canning, Damien Hayes, Kevin Hayes and Andy Smith. As well as the titles won with Portumna and various underage success with Galway, Damien Hayes won three All Stars, Ollie Canning won four All Stars, while Joe Canning has three All Stars and is seen as the most gifted hurler of his generation.

Senior County Titles (6)
2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013

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