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Cill Chainnigh

Official GAA and Camogie Club Website

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Cill Chainnigh

Official GAA Club Website

Club Structure

By far the most popular sport being played in Mooncoin are the Gaelic Games of hurling and football. The association is held in high esteem by all locals and people at a national level. At present our main hurling team is playing Junior grade and our Football team plays in the Senior Kilkenny league and championship.

The club is also represented in many other grades at present

Hurling:  Junior, Junior B, Under 21, Minor, U16, U15, U14,U13,U12 & U11. 
Football: Senior, U21 & minor Football.
Camogie: U12, U14, U16, Minor, U21 & Junior.

We also have Saturdays dedicated to working with all other Juvenile from the early ages of 5 years and upwards. The local and main colours of the club being green and white with out crest visible on our main website.

The history of the Mooncoin GAA club began with the official founding of the club in 1886. Both codes of practice namely hurling and football were created in the village.

Mooncoin are extremely proud of their long and proud Kilkenny tradition, but this pride is not their without very good reason.  If we look at Mooncoin's contribution to Kilkenny's victory in the 1909 championship it is truely remarkable. Ten Mooncoin men played in the All Ireland final when Kilkenny beat Tipperary in the Cork Athletic Ground. However on their way to that victory 16 Mooncoin men (17 a side) played for Kilkenny against Derry in the All Ireland semi final.  The ten mooncoin representatives who played in the all Ireland final were Bill Henebery, Jim Dunphy, Dick Doherty, Jimmy Kelly & Dick Doyle.The Kilkenny team lined out in the Mooncoin jerseys on that day.

Click on Club Honours for list of club achievements.

Mooncoin Sports Complex is located on the Pollerone road just off the N24 in the village of Mooncoin (entrance opposite the side of the Mooncoin Church).