Oran Hurling Club


Oran Hurling Club
Founded: 1965 (Junior and Underage) 1983 (Senior)
County: Roscommon
Nickname: Oran
Colours: Green And Yellow
Grounds: Rockfield
Coordinates: 53°39′35.09″N 8°16′33.48″W / 53.6597472°N 8.2759667°W / 53.6597472; -8.2759667Coordinates: 53°39′35.09″N 8°16′33.48″W / 53.6597472°N 8.2759667°W / 53.6597472; -8.2759667
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Connacht
Hurling: - - 6

Oran Hurling (Uarain) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the parishes of Oran in mid County Roscommon, Ireland. They play in Green and Yellow colours and their home pitch is Rockfield. The club fields underage teams from U-12 to U-21 as well as Senior and Junior teams. In 2016 they famously won the county final when poc fada star Jerry Fallon put over a free from his own 45m line against a gale force wind . Other star players were Cathal Kenny, Thomas Fetherstone and Enda Morris.

Brief history

The club was founded by Micheal Kelly N.T. and Gerry Mahon N.T.


5 Roscommon Senior Hurling Championship finals and 3 victories


3 finals and 1 victory


Won the county final for the 5th time


Won the county final for the 6th time

On the 29th of October 2016, Oran won the senior hurling final in a nail biting sequel to the first of the two clashes between the two hurling giants of Roscommon. Oran who trailed for most of the game kept ticking the scoreboard ticking with King Jerry Fallon on the frees. The tension was almost palpable on the pitch and diehard hits were put in by Fetherstone who steamrolled his way through several defenders. However the game came to a thrilling conclusion that day. In the last minute of stoppage time Oran trailed by a point. Oran had just earned a free on their own 21 yard line. This is when the impossible happend. King Gerry stepped up to the plate to claim his spot amongst the legends of Roscommon hurling. Against a 50km wind he struck a waterlogged sliotar over the bar against all odds. It was said that this free would be recorded in the bible along with Jesus' miracles. The game was drawn and extra time ensued. Right from the off, Oran took the game by the scruff of the neck and absolutely destroyed Four Roads with 2 goals and 3 points. Oran led by 9 points and had made a 10 point turn around since Four Roads last score. The second half was the end of the thrilling spectacle and Four Roads had no chance even with a Johnny Coyne goal. The 8 in a row champions were denied their ninth trophy by the Oran side. This is the highlight of Oran GAA's history


Club Officers 2013

Senior Club

Position Held By
Chairman Damien Kenny
Vice Chairman Christy Mc Demott
Secretary Colm Kelly
Treasurer Tim Healy
PRO Tommy Ryan
Insurance Office Christy Mc Dermott
Registrar Tim Healy
A.S.A.P. officer Eddie Fallon

Minor Club

Position Held By
Secretary Colm Kelly


Sean & Geraldine Kenny, of "Kenny's Rockfield Inn" have renewed their sponsorship of the senior team for 2008.


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