Athgarvan GAA

Founded 1889

Co. Kildare

Club History

About the Club

Club Aerial View 2021

Nestled deep on the Curragh Plains and straddled along the busy road of Newbridge to Athgarvan (R403). Athgarvan GAA has been a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in the village district of Athgarvan, County Kildare since the club was founded in 1889 and in its early days, played a significant role in the development of the now Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

Previously known as Eyrefield and located in a different location within the village, Athgavan GAA has been a mainstay of the Community and local National School for many, many years with it's current resting place beside the local National School of Athgarvan (Scoil Bhríde NS).

Athgarvan GAA history in competivie football goes back to 1895 when it made it's first appearance in a Football Championship Final of that year coming away as Runner-Up. Since then the club has distinguished itself with many accolades and silverware with 2019 being one of it's most successful years to date across Football and Hurling. 

Club Colours

Club Jersey & Cross

The club colours are Blue and White. While the variation of colour has changed ever so slightly over the years, the well recongised club logo of Saint Brigid’s Cross continues to hold pride of place on jersey, shorts and socks for all age groups. 

Gaelic Football

Gaelic Football

The mainstay of the club, it boasts over 15 underage, Minor and Senior teams for a club with only one pitch. 2019 (Roll of Honour) was the most successful year of Football for Athgarvan GAA competing and either winning or runner-up in Senior, Minor and underage teams in both league and championship. 

Ladies Football

Ladies Football

The most successful Ladies Football for the club went to the All Ireland Junior Club Final in 2005, losing to Mourneabbey of Cork by a narrow margin of 4 pints (2-11 to 2-7).

Hurling

Hurling

Not something instantly recognisable with the Club's prominent Football history. In fact, Athgarvan GAA had hurling in its blood back in the early years when it first competed in the 1910 Hurling Championship under the name Eyrefield GAA. As the years wore on, Hurling took a back seat to Football but in the last 10 years, Hurling made a reappearance and had it's most successful year in 2019 winning silverware at U12 and U13.

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