Waterville GAA

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Waterville GAA
CLG Phrionsias Uí Chathasaigh, An Coireán
Founded:1889
County: Kerry
Nickname:The Caseys
Colours:Red and White
Grounds:Waterville Gaa
Coordinates: 51°49′33.05″N10°09′42.41″W / 51.8258472°N 10.1617806°W / 51.8258472; -10.1617806 Coordinates: 51°49′33.05″N10°09′42.41″W / 51.8258472°N 10.1617806°W / 51.8258472; -10.1617806
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Waterville GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association Gaelic football club in Waterville, south County Kerry, Ireland. Former Kerry player & manager Mick O'Dwyer is from the club. The club grounds have gone under a major renovation in the recent years with a gym, clubhouse and state of the art floodlights.

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