Thurles Sarsfields GAA

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Thurles Sarsfields
Na Sáirséalaigh Dhurlais Éile
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Founded:1883
County: Tipperary
Nickname:The Blues
Colours:Blue and white
Grounds:The Outside Field
Coordinates: 52°40′56.52″N7°49′22.79″W / 52.6823667°N 7.8229972°W / 52.6823667; -7.8229972 Coordinates: 52°40′56.52″N7°49′22.79″W / 52.6823667°N 7.8229972°W / 52.6823667; -7.8229972
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Thurles Sarsfields is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Both hurling and Gaelic football are played in the "Mid-Tipperary" divisional competitions. The club is centred in the town of Thurles at Semple Stadium. The club was founded in 1881 and is the most honoured club in the history of the county championship with 36 County Titles. [1]

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History

On 19 October 2009, Sarsfields captured their 30th Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship, defeating neighbours Drom ’n Inch at Semple Stadium by 0-14 to 0-5. [2] They went on to play Newtownshandrum in the Munster hurling championship quarter-final on 1 November 2009, losing by 1-15 to 0-19 points. [3] On 31 October 2010, Sarsfields captured their 31st Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship after a 1-16 to 1-7 win against Clonoulty-Rossmore. [4] They subsequently contested the Munster Club hurling final only to lose out to De la Salle.

On 25 November 2012, Thurles won their first ever Munster GAA Senior Club Hurling Championship after a 1-21 to 1-16 victory over De La Salle in the final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. [5] [6] [7]

Hurling

Honours

Notable club players

This means players that have enjoyed much success with the club or have played for the Tipperary senior hurling team.

PlayerEraClub titles
Mickey 'the Rattler' Byrne 1940s-1960s1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Lar Corbett 1990s-2000s-2010s2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Jimmy Doyle 1950s-1970s1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1974
Tommy Doyle 1930s-1950s1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1952
John Maher 1920s-1940s1929, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946
Ger 'Redser' O'Grady 1990s-2000s-2010s2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Tony Wall 1950s-1960s1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Padraic Maher 2000s-2010s2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Ronan Maher 2010s-2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Football

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References

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