Abbeydorney G A A Club
Co Kerry

One cannot say with certainty when the Abbeydorney GAA Club came into existence but what is certain is that hurling was being played in the Parish on a wide scale even before the G.A.A. was founded in 1884. That the standard of hurling was very good is not in dispute because the Club won the first of its four County Championships in 1893. When one realizes that in 1891 our neighbours Ballyduff had brought to Kerry its first and only Senior All-Ireland title in hurling, it becomes obvious that Kerry hurling during this era was as good as anywhere in the country. Indeed we are told that an Abbeydorney man, Dave Fitzgerald of Killahan was a substitute on that same Ballyduff team. We have no record of theAbbeydorney team which won the 1893 final but we do have the team that won the Championship in 1896, and we would assume that most of those who played in 1896 also played in 1893. The Club had to wait seventeen years before winning its next title (1913) and then the long gap of 61 years to 1974 for its fourth and last Co. Senior Title. A red letter day in the history of the club was the A.G.M. of January 29th, 1969, because it was at that meeting that the decision was taken to form a Field Committee which would go to purchase land just north of the village the property of Mr Thomas Harty (Publican) who had died in 1963, and which today gives us one of the finest sportsfields in North Kerry.

2004 Committee

Sonny Lawlor - President

John Joe Fealy - Chairman

Gerry Treanor - Vice Chairman

Gerard Maunsell - Secretary

Frank Egan - Treasurer

Kathleen Hayes - P R O

Ian Maunsell - Registar

Paudie Dineen -Co Board Delegate

Mikey Leahy & Ian Maunsell -North Kerry Board Delegate

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