Annaghdown GAA

Anach Cuain
Founded: 1887
County: Galway
Colours: Maroon and White
Grounds: Cregg (Annaghdown GAA Grounds)
Coordinates: 53°23′18″N 8°57′31″W / 53.38833°N 8.95861°W / 53.38833; -8.95861Coordinates: 53°23′18″N 8°57′31″W / 53.38833°N 8.95861°W / 53.38833; -8.95861
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Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Connacht
Football: - - 5

Annaghdown GAC is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in County Galway, Ireland.[1] The club is a member of the Galway GAA and was founded in 1887.[2] Underage teams in both hurling and football play in the Galway league and championships. Annaghdown are a dual club and currently cater for Gaelic football, Hurling and Ladies Football. There was a camogie club in the parish in times past when Corrandrum fielded a team, but currently the ladies of the parish play camogie with Carnmore, Turloughmore or Castlegar clubs.[2][3]




Hurling has been played in Annaghdown parish since the foundation of the GAA. There are several references to teams from the parish affiliating on and off over the years. In the 1950 and '60's Annaghdown had very strong hurling teams winning several North Board Junior Championships but never actually winning out the County Junior Championship proper. In the early '60's Annaghdown entered the Intermediate Championship and almost went Senior in the mid-sixties, but, due to retirements and emigration, they resorted to the Junior grade after a few years.

In the 1970s, Brother Vincent, a monk who taught in Corrandulla school, and a native of Kilkenny, started juvenile coaching and this work saw Annaghdown win several underage titles in the '80's, culminating in the winning of the 1980 Feile na Gael All-Ireland U14 title. The work started by Brother Vincent was continued by Bernard Naughton who set up hurling in the GAA club which was dominated by football before this oringally from Turloughmore, and it has seen Annaghdown being competitive at underage since. In the last decade Annaghdown’s fortunes have improved at adult level with the club's top hurling team now trading its wares in the highly competitive Intermediate grade, reaching the semi-final for the first time in 2008.

At present there is a very strong cohort of people taking charge of underage teams in the club, fielding teams from U-8 right up to Intermediate level. Annaghdown also field teams in all grades of football and have won many titles including five county senior football championships in 1931, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 2001.[4]


External links


  1. "Annaghdown". Archived from the original on 2008-03-23. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  2. 1 2 "Official Annaghdown GAA Club website". Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  3. "GAA clubs in Galway". Archived from the original on 30 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  4. Galway Minor C Hurling Final Programme 2009
  5. "Connacht Club JHC: Annaghdown claim silverware". Hogan Stand. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
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