Archive for November, 2013

CLCG Naomh Pádraig

Posted in Development, Football, Hurling on November 25, 2013 by Imreoir

The Annual General Meeting of St. Patricks Juvenile GAA club will be held in the club rooms in Anner Park on Thursday 28th November at 8.00pm.

U10/12 Parish Football League 2013

Posted in Football on November 22, 2013 by Imreoir

Our U10s and 12s played an internal football league over the last two weekends. Luckily we got two nice(enough) Saturdays for the games. Four teams(even!!) were picked and the boys had great fun. On the last Saturday we had a shield and cup final.

The shield final was won by Pat Griffins team in an entertaining game and Pat was presented with the Ned Maher Cup.


The cup final was won by Darragh Halls team and they were presented with the Philly Keane(aka Philly’s ball) cup.

This was the final work out for both of these groups of players for 2013. Best of luck to them in 2014.


Club to Honour Teams of 1953 and 1963

Posted in Football, Hurling on November 20, 2013 by Imreoir

On this coming Saturday night Nov 23rd St. Patrick’s Gaa Club will hold a function to honour the two county champion teams of ‘53 and the three south champion teams of ‘63. Naturally sixty years later the majority of the men of ’53 have gone to their eternal reward and the evening will commence with a mass offered for all deceased members of the St. Patrick’s club in Cloneen church at 7 pm. This will be followed by a function in Cloneen Hall at 8.30 pm where the surviving members of these teams will be guest of honour.

All are welcome to attend for what promises to be a great night!

We have provided details in earlier posts of the games and men that were involved in those teams.

South Junior Hurling Champions 1963

Posted in Hurling on November 20, 2013 by Imreoir


South Junior Hurling Champions 1963St. Patrick’s won their first ever hurling title in 1963 when they beat Moyle Rovers 3-3 to 2-3 to win the south junior hurling final. Having defeated St. Lukes in the opening round by 6-4 to 4-3 St.Pat’s when on to play Killenaule in the south semi-final. Ned Barnable recalls the team togging out in a derelict building on main street Fethard with ash and alder growing up through the roof. Despite the primitive dressing room conditions St. Patrick’s defeated Killenaule by 1-5 to 1-2 to book their place in the final against Moyle Rovers. Continue reading

1963 St. Patrick’s South Tipperary Junior Football Champions

Posted in Football on November 20, 2013 by Imreoir

South Junior Football 1963Having not been successful in Junior football for ten years St. Patrick’s were determined to get back to winning ways in 1963. Brian O’Donnell of Bannixtown was asked to coach the team and training started early in the year with a four mile road run from Cloneen up the Drangan road, past the rookery and down garranguile and back to the pitch. As the year progressed training increased to three nights a week so the team were in peak condition for the championship. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s 1963 Minor Football South champions

Posted in Football on November 20, 2013 by Imreoir

South Minor Football 1963In 1963 St. Patrick’s took part in the minor football championship with the assistance of some players from Killenaule. In the opening round St. Patrick’s defeated a highly rated Ardfinnan team and drew with Mullinahone on a score of 1-7 to 2-4 in the second round. The replay of this game never took place as the Mullinahone club was suspended for 12 months over incidents in another game with Burncourt. St .Pat’s had an easy win over Carrick swans to gain a place against Eire Og of Clonmel in the south-final. Continue reading

County Senior Champions 1953

Posted in Football on November 20, 2013 by Imreoir

 South & county Senior Football Champions 1953

1953 was probably the most successful year ever for the GAA in our parish with St.Patrick’s (Cloneen) winning the county senior football title and Drangan winning the county junior title. The St.Patrick’s senior team was mainly a Cloneen team with the assistance of Paddy Gleeson and Michael McGarry from Drangan while the junior team was mainly a Drangan team with the assistance of Michael McGrath and John Clancy from Cloneen. Continue reading

1953 County Junior Football Champions

Posted in Football on November 20, 2013 by Imreoir
County Junior Football Champions 1953

County Junior Football Champions 1953

1953 was an unique year in the history of Gaa in our parish of Drangan and Cloneen with teams from the parish winning both the County Senior football title and County Junior football title in the same year. This was achieved due to the fact that for some years in the early fifties there were two Gaa clubs in our parish. St. Patrick’s which was mainly a Cloneen team competed in senior grade and Drangan which was mainly comprised of players from the Drangan end competed at junior grade. However rules at the time did allow for clubs to “borrow” players from adjoining clubs and this was evident in our parish in ‘53 with a number of players playing on both teams. Continue reading