Portarlington GAA

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Founded: 1893
County: Laois
Nickname: Port
Colours: Maroon jersey and green sash, white shorts
Grounds: McCann Park
Coordinates: 53°08′56.13″N 7°10′45.56″W / 53.1489250°N 7.1793222°W / 53.1489250; -7.1793222Coordinates: 53°08′56.13″N 7°10′45.56″W / 53.1489250°N 7.1793222°W / 53.1489250; -7.1793222
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Football: - - 12

Portarlington GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association gaelic football club in Portarlington, County Laois, Ireland.

The club grounds are called McCann Park and club colours are maroon jerseys with a green sash and white shorts.

Portarlington GAA have won 12 Laois Senior Football Championship titles, the most recent of which was in 2001.

Famous past players include Steve Allen, Colm Maher, Jim Mangan, Benny Hunt, Dermot Murphy, Seamus Hunt, Tom Smith, Adrian Phelan, David Sweeney, Hugh Emerson, Padraig O'Dwyer, Damien Ryan and Evin Bennett

Current players of note include Cathal Ryan who played as a defender for the Laois senior team from 2004 until the end of the 2010/2011 season.


Recent years showed an uptake in the amount of involvement shown by the club. With this involvement became great success. In recent years the Under 16 Laois league was won four times in a row with an under 17 and minor championship in 2014.

McCann Park

McCann Park is the home of the Portarlington GAA club. The Laois senior inter-county team often train here, and it was the venue for the 1979 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship Final replay, where Offaly defeated Tipperary. The Colm Maher memorial stand which is the main stand in the ground was built in the memory of Portarlington footballer Colm Maher who died on June 2, 1996. The stand has a capacity of 1,012 people (all seated).

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