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Galtee Gaels GAA Club

Brief History

The first recorded history of  GAA activity in the parish was in 1885.

A year after the formation of the GAA, Anglesboro, along with seven other teams, affiliated a club with the South Limerick Board .  However little is known of the subsequent history of this Anglesboro club.


While there was no club affiliated in Kilbehenny until 1929, football games were regularly organised. The parish, now represented by Galtee Gaels GAA club, draws its players from Kilbehenny and Anglesboro.


The club fields Gaelic football teams at all age groups from U 8  up to and including Junior.


Down through the years various schisms and re-unification saw the parish represented by separate Anglesboro and Kilbehenny teams and for many years by the Galtee Rovers team.


The club,  under its present guise, was formed in 1970 and plays it matches at  the picturesque John O' Mahony Park, Kilbehenny, located on the Gerah road, half a mile from Kilbehenny village


Formed in 2007, Kilbehenny Celtic played in the Avondhu League in North Cork from 2007 to 2009.

They had considerable success in winning the league title in the 2007/2008season and the Avondhu Shield in the 2008/2009season.   In 2009 the club voted to leave the Avondhu league and become affiliated with the Tipperary Southern District League.   


An official FAI leaguethe TSDL has four divisions and a premier Division. After a remarkable first year, Kilbehenny Celtic gained promotion to Division Three finishing second place with an impressive 34 points.

In addition the club competed in a number of cup competitions including the Munster Junior Cup which Kilbehenny entered for the first time in 2010.


In 2011 the club expanded further and set up a number of underage teams fielding both under 11 and under 15 boy’s teams as well as an under 12 girls’ team.


The club’s pitch is located in Ballinatona, Kilbehenny.  With the support of members of the Anglesboro and Kilbehenny parish the club runs a fortnightly lotto. Our sponsors include Liam Spillane of Spillane Bros transport, who has sponsored the junior’s kits for every season and The Galtee view Bar Anglesboro who sponsored our




Ballinatona, as you approach Kilbehenny from the Cahir direction (old N8)

take the first left as you enter the traffic calming measures approaching the village.


If you’re the motorway, take the exit for Kilbehenny/Mitchelstown, go through Kilbehenny village and take the first right after the three counties bar.

The pitch is about 3/4 of a mile down that road.


Contact details


PRO:                              ThomasO’Dwyer 087-7451749
Chairman:                       Johnny Cleary 087 - 2825046
Secretary:                       Tom O’Mahony 086 - 1616389
Treasurer:                       DenisO’Dwyer 087 - 2271959


Kilbehenny Celtic

Brief History


Fr. Dick Kelly

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Vice Presidents

Jack Barry & Patsy Casey  



Michael Kelly

086 8473928

Vice Chairman

Thomas O’Dwyer & Dan McCarthy



Seán O’Donovan

086 8282787

Assistant  Secretary

Sean Lane



John Mulcahy


Assistant Treasurer

Liam Allen

086 8127476


Ken Lane


Development Officer

Moss English



Aoife Gallaghue

087 9026736

Draw Co-coordinator

Kieran Walsh


Irish Officer

Patrick English


Galtee Gaels GAA  Club  




Club na nOg




Dan McCarthy

087 6883534

Vice Chairman

Moss English



Mary Hogan

087 9225613


Edward Moriarty



Liam Allen

086 8127476

Child Protection Officer

Aoife Gallaghue

087 9026737

Galtee Gaels Win County Title


Congratulations to Galtee Gaels under fourteen team that captured the county 13 a side football trophy at Hospital on Sunday.

They defeated a strong Knockainey in a low scoring final.

Galtee Gaels won the title by defending a 1 – 3 to 1 – 0 half time.

Final Score: 1 – 4 to 1 – 1