GAA

Kilrush / Askamore GAA LogoThe Kilrush-Askamore GAA club as presently constituted had its genesis in the winter of 1946-47, when a series of meetings were held to amalgamate three existing clubs in the parish.

As a result, Jack Lancaster, Kiltilly and Aidan Daly, Ballyroebuck, cycled to Gorey to register the team for the 1947 Gorey District Junior Football Championship.   

The officers of the club around that time were:

Chairman: Mylie Moore
Secretary: Jim White
Treasurer: Aidan Daly

They collected the price of a football, which cost 19 shillings, by levying each player at sixpence per man. Martin O’Neill looked after getting the boots.

Four years later saw the formation of a hurling club, which evolved from a group of hurlers who played in Ryan’s field, Kilrush, each evening after the Mission which was being held that summer. Initially it was known as Kilrush Hurling Club, with Lar Walsh as Chairman, Mark O’Connor as Secretary and Joint Treasurers Martin Ryan (Church) and Martin Gilbert.

By the mid-50s the hurlers played under the banner of Askamore, and the footballers continued to be known as Kilrush, both playing under the umbrella of Kilrush / Askamore GAA Club, as it is to the present day.

Club Officers of the past 20 years:

Year Chairperson Secretary Treasurer

2012

Lorcan Higgins Michael Murphy Jnr Mary Tomkins

2011

Lorcan Higgins Mick Kenny Mary Tomkins

2010

Tomas Hayden Mick Kenny Edmond Kenny

2009

Owen Doyle Colm Buttle Paddy Nolan

2008

James Owens Davy Owens Colm Buttle

2007

James Owens Davy Owens Colm Buttle

2006

Michael Murphy Gerard Kinsella Colm Buttle

2005

Owen Doyle Margaret Nolan Elizabeth Doyle

2004

Owen Doyle Margaret Nolan Joe Kenny

2003

Owen Doyle Margaret Nolan Martin Hayden Snr

2002

Pat O’ Rourke James Owens Paul Doran

2001

Pat O’ Rourke James Owens Paul Doran

2000

Pat O’ Rourke James Owens Larry Butler

1999

Pat O’ Rourke James Owens Larry Butler

1998

Michael Murphy Joe Kenny Owen Doyle

1997

Michael Murphy Joe Kenny Owen Doyle

1996

Luke Byrne Mick Byrne Tom Kenny

1995

Paddy Nolan Owen Doyle Pat Butler

1994

Paddy Nolan Owen Doyle Pat Butler

1993

Michael Murphy Tom Kenny Matt Boggan

1992

Michael Murphy Tom Kenny Matt Boggan

1991

Paddy Fox Pat Tomkins Pat Tobin

1990

Paddy Fox Pat Tomkins Pat Tobin

Kilrush/Askamore GAA Club in pictures over the years

 

2009 saw a great year for the Askamore / Kilrush hurlers, winning the Intermediate Championship and attaining senior status for the first time since

Guardian Newspaper’s report of the match here.

Echo Newspaper’s report of the match here.

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