ST VINCENTS GAA CELEBRATION PLAQUE - AT THE CORNER OF BLARNEY STREET AND BLAIR'S HILL

ST VINCENTS GAA CELEBRATION PLAQUE AT THE CORNER OF BLARNEY STREET AND BLAIR'S HILL

In August 2018 St Vincent’s GAA celebrated its 75th anniversary.

In 1943 St Vincents Hurling and Football club was founded to promote Gaelic games in the Blarney Street and Sundays Well areas on the North West side of Cork City. Later, as the city grew, their catchment area expanded to encompass Gurranabraher, Churchfield and Knocknaheeny. From small beginnings few could have imagined that Cumman Uinsinn Naofa would develop so quickly to become such a thriving and successful club in such a short period of time.

By 1946 the club had won the Junior Football County Final and boasted to being one of the first clubs in the county to own their own pitch. The grounds would be redeveloped on a couple of occasions over the decades culminating in the activities from the early nineties which have seen the building of a state of the art complex housing several dressing rooms, meeting rooms, a large training hall, 3 adult size pitches and a social club in Blarney Rd. An all-weather pitch has recently been installed and there are plans to install floodlighting on one of the adult ptiches.

On the playing side, the club has won numerous honours over the years at all levels including the intermediate hurling county title in 1968 and a senior hurling league in 1972. Recent years has heralded great success at underage level with various teams winning honours at the premier and A grades. The highlight of this has been the winning of the Minor Premier County in 1998. These players would go on to join with members of other successful underage teams from the 90’s to help the club win its first intermediate football title in 2006, and a second one came in quick succession in 2012. The club celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2018.
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