New members are of course always welcome, if you know where & when training is on drop in for a chat. If you would like to have a chat over the phone don’t hesitate to call either Morgan 083 353 3893 or Aisling 086 815 0839. All contacts for coaches of various age groups are available here http://thurlesgaels.com/contact-us/.
In 2006 the decision was made to start a Juvenile Club, to guarantee the club’s future and we haven’t had time to look back since
With strong competition in Mid-Tipperary, Thurles Gaels found the early years hard and that titles are hard to win. It would take three years and a lot of hard work before we won our first under age title, but we have more than our fair share now.
ROLL OF HONOUR
U11 Hurling Shield Final Winners 2016
U12 Hurling Mid Champions 2012
U12 Hurling Group 3 Mid Finalists 2013
U12 Football Mid Champions 2014
U12 Football Mid Finalists 2011
U13 Hurling Fr Hennessy Shield Final Winners 2017
U14B Football Mid Champions 2015
U14C Football Mid Champions 2008
U14C Football Mid Champions 2010
U14C Football Mid Champions 2014
U14C Football County Champions 2014
U14C Hurling Mid Finalists 2010
U14C Hurling Mid Finalists 2014
U16 Football Mid Champions 2013
U16C Hurling Mid Finalists 2010
U16 Hurling Mid Finalists 2012
U16 Hurling Shield Final Winners 2016
- In 2008 an under 14 “C” Mid football final replay against Clonakenny, finally put Thurles Gaels on the map. On a wet evening in Clonmore, a team performance full of skill and determined play was dually rewarded. The team rightly has its place in history for bringing the first title to the club.
- Since then we have 6 football and 3 hurling titles at u11, u12, u14 and u16.
- First hurling titles in Mid Tipperary (the home of hurling) are a lot harder to come by. Having come close on a few occasions, history was made in the Ragg, when Thurles Gaels Under 12 “C” defeated Durlas Óg 3.5 to 3.2 They don’t come any sweeter than a victory over your rivals. **Click Here For full match report**. The bulk of that team had collected a Mid Football Title earlier that year against the same opponents in the same venue, as they grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat. **Click here for full match report**
- 2013 Thurles Gaels won its first under 16 “C” football title, **Click here for full match report**. Clonakenny were again the opposition and the final promised much after a tight round robin match, earlier in the year. It was a nervous first half with Gaels going in just a point ahead. The four points scored by Clonakenny didn’t reflect they work they put in,but the Gaels five point victory was deserved.
- 2014 our u14’s also claimed our first juvenile County Final, defeating St. Patricks after a heart stopping extra-time win in Boherlahan.
- 2015 This was another memorable year with another first as the club claimed it’s first title in the ‘B’ division. Pairc na nÓg hosted the final as we took on Upperchurch Drombane winning with a goal to spare. The year will never be forgotten and of course one of the reasons we got that far was Issac Castillo and his goal scoring exploits. He scored a hatrick in the final to go a long with the six goals he had from the previous rounds. Issac returned to Spain a Mid Tipperary Champion,his English wasn’t bad either.
- 2016 saw a great end to the year as our U11’s & 16’s claimed Shield hurling titles. Our U16’s came up against a familiar foe in Moycarkey Borris. These teams have faced each other in no fewer than four finals. The first was back in 2012 when Moycarkey claimed an u12 football title, two years later they met in the U14 Hurling Final which Moycarkey won. Gaels exacted their revenge after claiming the Shield title. It took two games both played in Boherlahan, both games were low scoring. However on the second day Gaels showed they had improved from the drawn game creating space and some brilliant team moves. That saw our most successful Juvenile group move on to Minor with one final win under their belts.
Our Committee has put in some great work to promote our club in 2017. A fitting end to a summer jam packed with hurling and football, was our ‘ Inter-club blitz finals’, where our juveniles showcased their skills before a large supporting from the club Click here.
Our u6s and u8s played in many hurling and football blitzes this year, guided by their mentors Tomas and John. These blitzes gave our younger Gaels lots of playing time and the opportunity to gain more experience whilst also learning about teamwork. See some pictures of u6/u8 blitzes of 2017 below.
Joint u12 Captains after winning the very first Fr Hennessy shield on the 16th September at the ‘Thurles Gaels End of Year Celebration’. They’re pictured with the man himself, Juvenile Secretary Aisling McGinley and Juvenile Chairman Morgan Lanigan.