Rinn Ó gCuanach CLG

Rinn Ó gCuanach
Founded: 1890
County: Waterford
Colours: Blue & Gold
Grounds: Páirc Uí Shíocháin, Ring
Coordinates: 52°02′40.61″N 7°34′10.73″W / 52.0446139°N 7.5696472°W / 52.0446139; -7.5696472Coordinates: 52°02′40.61″N 7°34′10.73″W / 52.0446139°N 7.5696472°W / 52.0446139; -7.5696472
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Rinn Ó gCuanach CLG is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Irish speaking (Gaeltacht) area of Ring, County Waterford, Ireland. The club enters teams of both GAA codes each year, which includes two adult Gaelic football teams and two adult Hurling teams in the Waterford County Championships. It is one of a handful of dual clubs at senior level in the county, competing in the Senior Hurling and Senior Football championships. The club's second string teams take part in the Waterford Junior Hurling & Football championships.

Recent history

On 21 October 2012, An Rinn won its second intermediate hurling county final. The game was played in Páirc Uí Fhearchair and the scoreline was An Rinn 1-14 Portlaw 0-4. An Rinn wore white jerseys on the day, as the Portlaw colours are similar. This win saw An Rinn return to dual senior status in Co. Waterford in 2013. An Rinn beat Cappoquin in the Western Final 2-10 to 0-14 on 29 September in Páirc Uí Fhearchair.

In the 2012 senior football county championship, An Rinn were defeated in the quarter final by Ballinacourty on a scoreline of 1-13 to 2-7 (a 3 points margin).

The club won the Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship for the first time in its history in 2008, when St. Mollerans were defeated in the County Final on a scoreline of 3-05 to 2-05. In the West Waterford intermediate hurling championship, Rinn O gCuanach emerged from a group containing Clashmore, Geraldines, Cappoquin and Shamrocks, before accounting for Lismore, Clashmore and Brickey Rangers to capture the Western crown for the first time in club history. The club had contested the 2004 and 2007 West Waterford Intermediate Hurling Finals, losing to Shamrocks and Dungarvan.

The club has won the County Intermediate Football Championship twice, 1996 and 2005. De La Salle were overcome in both these finals.

1991 was one of the most successful years in the history of the An Rinn club. The Junior Hurling team won the County Junior Hurling Championship title beating Kilmacthomas of East Waterford in the Final. The County Junior double was completed when the Junior footballers beat Tramore. The club was awarded Waterford Club of the Year for this historic achievement.

In June 2008, An Rinn captured the coveted Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta title for the first time in the club's history. Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta is the national tournament of the Irish speaking regions and features some of the top senior intercounty football players from Kerry, Cork, Galway, Donegal, Waterford, Mayo and Meath. The 2008 tournament was staged by the Naomh Columba club in Gleann Colm Cille, County Donegal. En route to this historic achievement, An Rinn accounted for the Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh from Cork, Laochra Loch Laoi from Belfast, and Naomh Mhuire from Donegal before defeating Piarsaigh na Dromaide from County Kerry in the final.



  1. "Ó Lionáin-inspired Ring back in senior grade". Irish Examiner. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
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