Clarinbridge GAA

Founded 1889

Co. Galway

About Clarinbridge GAA

Senior Club Executive 2022

Chairperson: Bernie Conlon 087 1339011

Assistant Chairperson: Peter Boland 086 8266036

Secretary: Conor Lawless 087 9246616

Assistant Secretary: Kevin Conlon 087 9425278

Treasurer: Ciaran Burke 086 8104603

Assistant Treasurer:  Aidan Quinn 087 9967494

PRO: David Forde 087 2393525

Delegate: Conor Lawless 087 9246616

Childrens Officer: Kathleen Lynskey 087 9747792

Registrar: Cyril Thornton 087 6422139

Coach Officer: Mark Kerins 087 6844319

Pitch: John Diskin 087 2257118

Irish Officer: Kathleen Lynskey 087 9747792

Player Rep: Michael Daly 085 7789309

Ordinary Member: Brian Burke 085 8589088

Healthy Club Officer: Una Fallon 087 9961630


Juvenile Club Officers 2022


Secretary: Imelda O Brien 087 8158328

Treasurer: Daithi Cloonan 086 4063476

Juvenile Delegate Hurling: Jim Deely 087 8049841


Adult Hurling Managers 2022

Senior Hurling Manager: Jarlath Niland 087 1233797

Intermediate Hurling Manager: Ronan Keane 083 8915371

Junior Hurling Manager: Ronan Keane 083 8915371

U20 Hurling Manager: Liam Madden 086 8159927

Minor Hurling Manager: Jamie Cannon 087 1274675


Juvenille Hurling Managers 2022

U16 Hurling Manager: Martin Kennedy 087 6738418

U15 Hurling Manager: Jarlath Murphy 087 6493047

U14 Hurling Manager: Joe McLoughlin 087 9077211

U13 Hurling Manager: Michéal Donoghue 086 8563336 & Darragh Coen 087 8553946

U12 Hurling Manager: Jim Deely 087 8049841

U11 Hurling Manager: Damien O'Brien 086 3802620

U10 Hurling Manager: Mark Kerins 087 6844319

U9 Hurling Manager: Padraic Cormican 087 6509159

U8 Hurling Manager: Ciaran Burke 086 8104603

U7 Hurling Manager: Aidan Quinn 087 9967494

U6 Hurling manager: Alan Kerins 087 9609111


Clarinbridge GAA Club Colours – Marún agus Bán

Hurling has been played in Clarinbridge for hundreds of years and the game greatly uplifted the spirits of our community in times of hardship and suppression. Hurling and football teams in earlier times were not organised, as we know them today, and few teams had official jerseys. Games were very popular and there are records of a hurling match in the Hill Park, Clarinbridge on the 15 August 1885 between Labane and Clarinbridge, at which over 7,000 attended. The Clarinbridge team were stripped to their underwear and wore green and white striped caps, but the report of the game does not mention them having team jerseys.
The Clarinbridge GAA club was officially formed in 1889. In the early years of the 20 th century the Clarinbridge team wore a lilac colour jersey with a green hoop from shoulder to waist. Initially the club saw itself as promoting only hurling and Clarinbridge H.C was inscribed on the jerseys. These were knitted jerseys and the players of the time recalled them being ‘good at soaking up sweat’. 

In 1933 the club decided to procure a new set of jerseys and choose the maroon colour, together with white togs and maroon socks. Since then thousands of players have worn this jersey with pride and respect and today young people are as anxious to wear the maroon and white as were their ancestors. The GAA has been a unifying force in our parish and our club’s values is captured in the old Irish adage ‘ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine’.


Clarinbridge GAA Crest – Suaitheantas an Chlub 

Club Crest

The Clarinbridge GAA’s crest is the emblem of our club and reflects the traditions and values that we hold. It is clearly displayed on all club jerseys. Our crest has 3 images, the first being that of two hurleys and a sliothar, the second is that of a galleon ship and the third is that of the bridge in Clarinbridge village, which crosses the Clarin river.

The image of the hurleys and sliothar was chosen because hurling has been the predominant game of the club since its foundation, while Gaelic football and handball are the other two GAA games which the club has engaged in. The bridge in the village of Clarinbridge has long been seen as a symbol of the unity of the parish and its community. The final image of the galleon ship is taken from the Galway crest and this is appropriate given the service that Clarinbridge GAA members and followers have given to both the Galway hurling and Gaelic football teams, since the foundation of An Cumann Lúthchleas Gael (CLG).

The name of the club is written in Irish on the crest, with C.L.G. at the top and Droichead an Chláirín at the bottom of the crest. This highlights the club’s commitment to the GAA’s ideal of promoting the Irish language, as well as other aspects of Irish culture. Is páirt mhór d’ár n-oidhreacht é an Cumann Lúthchleas Gael.


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