"Since the foundation of the Ballyhea G.A.A. Club in 1884, The "Black & White"
 has been worn honourably by young and old and supported far and wide."


Ballyhea GAA Club has been in existence for over 115 years. The history of the club published in 1984 say the first GAA meeting took place in Jim Powers's Forge in the townland of Pruntas in late 1885 or early 1886. Present were Jim Power, Pruntus, Maurice Malone, Shinanagh and Johnnie Linnane Ardskeagh. From these humble beginnings the club grew and grew to what it is today. During its history the club has won County Championships in Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Juvenile Hurling.

Over the years Ballyhea players have helped Avondhu to County success. 1952 saw Lack Morrissey (R.I.P.) play in goal, Mick Quinn (R.I.P.) was corner-back, Jim Walshe (R.I.P.) was full-forward. 1966 saw Billy Fitzgibbon, Jack Russell, and Pat Behan (R.I.P.) win the elusive Senior County medals. All-Ireland medals have come to the parish from most grades, Vocational Schools Colleges, Minor, Under-21 and the two Big Ones, Johnny O' Callaghan in 1986 and Neil Ronan in 1999.

In 1999 our Under 14 team won the County Final, only to be narrowly defeated in the City V County final by Douglas. In 2001 the club won three county title's in one year. Our Minors completed the County Double by winning the Minor "A" Championship and League, while our U-16 hurlers won the "Premier" County Title. This was indeed a great achievement for our club. Incidently our minors were unbeaten for the whole 2001 campaign !!!! In that same year our juveniles won an outstanding 8 Titles, including 3 North Cork C'ship, 2 North Cork Leagues and as mentioned above 3 county titles. A magnificant achievement in any language.

At present the club caters for 3 adult Hurling Teams; Senior, Junior, and Under-21 as well as Junior Football. We also have a very strong Juvenile Club, catering for Minor, U-16, U-14, U-12, U-10 and more. We are lucky to also have a strong Camogie Club who won Under-12 County honours in 1999, and reached the County Semi-Final in Under-14. Our Past Player and Supporters Committee is another vital part of the Club.

The Gaels Memorial Park has been a great servant to the parishioners of Ballyhea and North Cork, but the demands placed upon it now necessitate the purchase of a second playing field. This is why we have launched a fundraising scheme in the form of a Super Draw. With your help Ballyhea G.A.A. can develop the facilities needed to cater for the demands of generations to come. At Present Ballyhea GAA facilities include a well laid out sportsfield, with a large car park. Our Clubrooms consist of Large Hall, museum, two meeting rooms, dressing rooms and a fully laid out kitchen.

Except for a short spell from 1916-1926, Ballyhea has always been in the Championship draws. The Club regained Senior status in 1980 and has continued in that grade since. In that time the Club has contested two County Finals and a number of Semi-Finals. A lot of young players come through our youth system each year to fill the void by retirement.

"We have over a century of Hurling in all grades in Ballyhea.
 Hopefully the parish will enjoy another 100 years of the same..."


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