Ballymahon GAA Club 

Mostrim Road
Ballymahon, Longford

History

Ballymahon GAA club was founded in 1889.

 

We have won  the following championships

  • Three junior - 1945, 1960, 2010
  • Three intermediate - 1969, 1984, 1998
  • One senior championship - 2002
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    • Brief History

    Ballymahon GAA first appeared in the record books in 1889 under secretary P Newman. The first game was played in Ballymahon's Fair Green. Records and games were sparse until the 1940s. Games were played at various venues from Terlicken in a field owned by Liam Mulvihill's grandfather, to Ballymulvey, Castlecore and even Antley. In the 1940s under the chairmanship of Rev P McKeown CC Ballymahon took life. Games were played in Moigh until 1953 and from then until 1972 games took place in James Delaney's field in Drinan. Since then Ballymahon GAA club has had it's home in Leo Casey Park. 1989 saw an extension of the club house which in 2014 was renamed the Paddy Kenny meeting room.

    Ballymahon's first championship came in 1945 winning the junior title. There were senior final appearances in 1946 (the famous 0-0 to 0-0 draw with Dromard) and 1950, but defeat was our lot in both. The junior title was won again in 1960 along with our only Leader Cup success.

    1969 saw Ballymahon win the new Intermediate championship for the first time, a success which was repeated in 1984, notably, Paddy Diffley was a member of both teams. After a number a near misses Ballymahon won the intermediate title again in 1998 on the back of an upsurge in under age success including a first u14 county title and an All Ireland Feile title. Minor championships victories in 94 and 95 was the foundation stone for senior success which came with a memorable senior championship win over Clonguish in 2002. Ballymahon also won the division 1 title in 2002. Defeat in the final in a replay in 2003 was followed by narrow semi final defeats in 2004, 2005 and 2009. There was also a third junior title success in 2010 with a victory over Carrickedmond.

    Ballymahon have had many county players over the years. Most notable was John Heneghan who was named on the Longford team of the millennium. John was the goalkeeper in the Longford teams of 1966 and 68. Ballymahon also was well represented on recent Longford minor teams who won leinster titles with 5 members on the panel in 2002 and one in 2010.

    In the board room, Ballymahon has not been found wanting either with Paddy Sheehy county chairmain from 1951 to 57, Jimmy Flynn serving as county chairman during the glourious 60s and Alert Fallon serving from 1987 to 1990. Albert went on to be leinster countil chairman from 1993 to 1995 and he ran to serve as president of the organisation on two occasions.

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    Mostrim Road
    Ballymahon, Longford