Club Folklore & History

Formed in 1887 Portlaoise GAA Club has a long, rich and varied history with many stories to be told and events to be remembered and saved for posterity. 


Over time the club will be adding more of these important historical items to the site.


Sources for these stories come from club members past and present as well as from the invaluable books about the club including Peter O’Neill’s book Portlaoise G.A.A. ‘One moment in time’ – A Pictorial Collection of “The Town” 1887 – 2013 and Teddy Fennelly and Brian Delaney’s Portlaoise G.A.A. 1887-2016 C’Mon The Town

A Goalie’s Tale

I sometimes get asked “when did you first get
involved in the GAA?” and I often respond that
“my grandfather captained Galway to win the
Football All-Ireland in 1938, so I think I got
involved in the GAA about thirty years before I
was born!”

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