Warwickshire GAA

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Warwickshire GAA
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Province:Britain
Nickname(s):Rams
County colours:White and Black
Ground(s): Páirc na hÉireann, Solihull
Dominant sport: Hurling
Competitions
NHL:Division 2B
Hurling Championship: Nicky Rackard Cup
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Warwickshire within England

The Warwickshire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (or Warwickshire GAA) is one of the county boards outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in Warwickshire. The county board is also responsible for the Warwickshire county teams. Warwickshire have won the Lory Meagher Cup two times. The first victory was in 2013 beating Longford in the hurling final on 8 June 2013 at Croke Park, 2-16 to 0-10. The second in 2017 beating Leitrim on the 10 June 2017 at Croke Park, 0-17 to 0-11. Warwickshire again beat Longford to win the Allianz NHL Div 3B hurling final on 4 April 2015 in Ratoath, Meath. Final score: Warwickshire 1-15, Longford 2-10.

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Hurling

In 2005 Warwickshire fielded a hurling team in the Nicky Rackard Cup for the first time. The team was quite successful in 2006, winning one game against Monaghan and losing to Longford and narrowly to Derry who won the competition. In 2007 Warwickshire played in the Leinster Junior Shield and Nicky Rackard Cup ending a good year for the county with wins against Leitrim and Cavan. In 1970 Warwickshire lost the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling final to Antrim. Tony Joyce (Antrim) scored probably the most important goal in Warwickshire's history v Monaghan in 2006 to secure their biggest win in the history of the county. Eamon Mahoney is still the most successful manager in the county's history. Warwickshire won their last Provincial All-Britain Championship in 2006 beating Gloucestershire, London en route to beating Scotland in the final. As a result, they faced Roscommon at Pairc Na h'Éireann on Friday 14 July 2006 when they were soundly beaten. The Warwickshire squad was: Dave Tierney, Ian Dooley, Eamonn Hanlon, Michael Hayden, Joseph Dowling (Sean McDermotts), Gavin Farrell, Bobby Scully, Damian Cassidy, David Cunningham, Paul Houston, Michael Hegarty, Kieran Boyle, Eamonn Fallon, Joe Bergin, Brian Higgins, Mel Guinan (Roger Casements), James O'Hara, Alan Armstrong (St. Barnabas), Brian Cuffe, Mark Ryan (Four Masters), Neil Corrigan, Johnny Connaire, Tommy Mooney, Paul Troupe(Various), Mark McLoughlin, Steve McGeer(Various), Peter Healy (John Mitchels).

Honours

Hurling

Football

Schools

Warwickshire Schools GAA Board was originally set up in September 2000. It has grown at a very healthy rate such that as of May 2007 WSGAA now work in partnership with 28 primary schools, 15 Secondary schools, 2 HE/FE Colleges and 5 local GAA clubs and in total an estimated 2385 young people.

The aims of the WSGAA include competition by their elite team in the All-Ireland underage championships. This initiative is a remarkable departure from the traditional way in which British GAA clubs have been organised.

Headquarters

Páirc na hÉireann is the name of the headquarters of Gaelic games in the Birmingham area and more specifically within the remit of the Warwickshire County Board. It is located on the east side of the city close to the Birmingham International Airport.

Notable former players

Clubs

FOOTBALL

HURLING

LADIES FOOTBALL

CAMOGIE

. Sean McDermotts (birmingham) Warwickshire

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