Ballyea

Founded 1934

Co. Clare

Roll of Honour

1940       defeated Cratloe in the Junior A championship final of 1940 by 3-4 to 0-1.

1942       Won Intermediate B championship defeating Tubber in the final.

1944       Captured the Intermediate championship after getting the better of Broadford in the final by 4-1 to 3-1.

1951       Defeated Sixmilebridge in the Minor B championship final on a score of 5-2 to 1-3.

1958       Ballyea’s second underage title was captured when they proved too strong for St. Johns in the Minor B Div. 2 final.

1969      Under 16 B championship was captured for the first time at the expense of O’Callaghans Mills.

1972      Under 16 B championship was captured at the expense of O’Callaghans Mills.

1974      Under 16B championship  defeating Corofin (Killone Minor Hurling Club)

1976       Junior B league and championship double was captured defeating Sixmilebridge in both finals.

1979       The club won its first title in the Junior A grade since 1940 winning the league final against Inagh.

1980       Ballyea captured its first title in the Intermediate grade since 1944 when they were victorious against Cratloe in the league final.

1980       Killone made it a great year for Ballyea recording an excellent double in the under 16C final versus Quin and the under 14C final against Inagh.

1982       Won Junior A championship  defeated St. Josephs after a marathon struggle that took three games to decide

1984       Ballyea captured the Junior B league title after being victorious in the final against St. Josephs.

1986       The clubs first ever under 14 B title was captured at the expense of Bodyke

1987      Ballyea’s fourth under 16B championship was secured against Corofin in the final.

1990       Club won the South Clare under 12B title of that year defeating Cratloe in the final.

1991       Club secured its third Junior A championship at the expense of Ennistymon while a great double was achieved with the capture of the South Clare Junior championship.

1992       Ballyea won South Clare under 12 B  title

1993       Clubs first county under 12 championship was captured defeating Inagh in the Div. 3 final

1994       Ballyea secured the under 14 Div. 3.

1995       Won under 12 Div.3 final came

1996       Defeated Crusheen in the C final while Ballyea’s under 12 team won the Div. 3 final for a third time in four years.

1997       Ballyea’s first under 16 championship in ten years was captured with victory in the under 16 A Div. 2 final against Tulla while the clubs first under 13 championship was also won with victory in the under 13 Div. 2 ground hurling final and the under 11 team also captured the Div. 2 ground hurling title.

1998       The under 11 team won their second Div. Ground hurling in a row.

1999       Ballyea’s fourth Junior A championship title was secured defeating Kilmaley in the final.

2000       The clubs second under 14 Div. 3 title was captured.

2001       Ballyea bridged a 57 year gap by winning the Intermediate championship at the expense of Sixmilebridge.

2002       Ballyea captured its second under 14B championship against Kilmaley.

2003       Ballyea reached the county final but unfortunately the silverware wasn’t taken home with our neighbours Clarecastle claiming the spoils in a 3-11 to 1-8 victory.

2004       Ballyea made up for the dissappointments of the previous year by claiming the Senior B championship defeating Cratloe in the final by 0-11 to 0-8 in Shannon. The under 14 team also won the D title in 2004 at the expense of Bodyke

2005       Under 12 team stole the show capturing the clubs first ever title in the premier grade getting the better of Sixmilebridge in the final.

2006       Club won their first championship in the under 15 grade by defeating Clarecastle by a big margin in the B final. Ballyea also captured the under 14 A league title in 2006 at the expense of Sixmilebridge.

2007       Landmark year for the club capturing a tremendous treble of under 14 A championship, Feile & League titles defeating Sixmilebridge in the feile-championship final by 4-14 to 0-9 and Clonlara in the league final. As a result of this great achievement Ballyea represented Clare in the All Ireland Feile na Gael competition in Kilkenny winning two games but losing out to the eventual champions Castleknock from Dublin in their third game. Ballyea also won the Div. 1 Ground hurling championship,

2008       Club captured the Junior B league title at the expense of Eire Og and the Minor C championship was also won with a victory over Ennistymon in the final.

2009       Ballyea won its first under 21 B title defeating Kilmaley in the final after a replay

2010       The clubs excellent new dressing rooms and Clubhouse opened just in time for the Feile na Gael competition which was held in Clare for the first time since 1987 It turned out to be a great success and Ballyea performed very well reaching the semi final of the B competition.

2011       Club captured its second under 21 B title at the expense of O’Callaghans Mills and Ballyea’s third under 14 B championship after defeating Inagh-Kilnamona in the final.

2012       Ballyea’s first ever under 21 A championship was captured in 2012 after getting the better of Kilmaley in the final after a replay. Ballyea under 13 hurlers also won the Div. 2 Shield title in 2012.

2013       Ballyea captured their second Senior B championship in 2013 getting the better of O’Callaghans Mills in the final by 3-15 to 0-11 and they also got to the clubs first county semi-final in ten years but had to settle for second best to last year’s champions Newmarket on Fergus in a 0-15 to 1-7 score. Ballyea also captured the clubs fourth Junior B league title after defeating Feakle in the final by 0-11 to 0-7, while the under 16 hurlers finished of a memorable year by winning the under 16 A shield title.

2014       Ballyea won the Junior B Championship with a 0-14 to 0-07 win over Whitgate. The  went to represent Clare in the Munster Championship where they lost out by 1 point to Killenaule of Tipperary.

2016       Clare Senior Hurling Champions, Munster Club Hurling Champions

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