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A Chronology Of The G.A.A. In Inniskeen


1806
First record of Hurling/Football in Inniskeen as Monaghan beat Louth (Iommain Inis Chaoin)

1883  
Inniskeen became the first club in County Monaghan.

1884
The G.A.A. is founded in Thurles

1887
Mr. Patrick Finnegan Drummond and P O’Toal, Inniskeen represent the club at the first County Board Committee meeting.

1888
First County Championship was held, county final between Inniskeen Grattans and Carrickmacross, won by Inniskeen by 0-7 to 0-0, August 1888. Inniskeen played Cavan champions Maghera Mac Finns in the first Ulster Final in Drogheda which ended in a draw, 0-2 each. Inniskeen won the replay in Drogheda on December 9th by 0-3 to 0-1 making Monaghan the first ever Ulster SF champions.

1904
Inniskeen were defeated in the Senior Championship Final by Donaghmoyne by 0-5 to 0-2

1905
Inniskeen won their second SFC, defeating Donaghmoyne by 2-4 to 0-9

1908
Inniskeen defeated in SFC final by Carrickmacross 1-3 to 0-1

1930
Inniskeen defeated in SFC final by Latton 2-1 to 0-4 in Carrickmacross. Killeeven beat Inniskeen in the first Owen Ward Cup final.

1933
Inniskeen defeated in the SFC by Castleblayney 3-6 to 3-2.

1935
Inniskeen were defeated by Donaghmoyne in the Owen Ward Cup final 1-04 to 0-1.

1938
Inniskeen won their third SFC defeating Killeevan by 0-6 to 1-2 in the final. Jack Crawley (capt) and Packie Boylan won the Ulster Senior Football Championship with Monaghan and also played in the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Galway. This game is best remembered by it being Michael O Hehir’s first ever commentary to be broadcast.

1940
Monaghan won the Ulster Football Championship, Inniskeen was represented by John Mc Hugh and Kevin Finnegan.

1943
Inniskeen defeated in SFC final by Clones 1-6 to 0-7. Inniskeen Grattans won the Fr. Hackett Cup final in Castleblayney, defeating Currin 2-6 to 0-3.

1945
Inniskeen won their first Owen Ward Cup (SFL).

1946
Inniskeen won the Fr. Hackett Cup beating Castleblayney in the final 1-10 to 0-4 in Carrickmacross.

1947
Monaghan played Cork in the Home All-Ireland. Inniskeen were represented by Ollie and Paddy O’Rourke. Inniskeen won their fourth SFC beating Castleblayney by 3-6 to 1-8. Inniskeen won the Owen Ward Cup beating Clones 3-13 to 4-1 after a replay. Inniskeen also triumphed in the Fr. Hackett Cup when they beat Currin in the final, 2-0 to 0-1. This meant in effect that the Grattans had pulled off the grand slam for 1947.

1948
Inniskeen put SFC titles back to back beating Castleblayney in the final again by 3-4 to 1-3.

1949
Inniskeen won their third Owen Ward Cup in five years, beating Clontibret 2-5 to 1-3 after a replay. Inniskeen also won the Fr Hackett Cup defeating Monaghan in Ballybay, 3-3 to 1-2. While the Minors won the Minor League Division 1 (Fr. Maguire Cup).

1951
Inniskeen won the Fr. Hackett Cup in Carrickmacross by beating Clontibret 2-3 to 0-3.

1952
Inniskeen were defeated in the SFC final by Clontibret 1-6 to 1-3.

1956
Monaghan won the All-Ireland Junior football championship title. Inniskeen representatives were Ollie O’Rourke, Joey Byrne and Matt Joe Dooley.

1958
Inniskeen won the Owen Ward Cup against Ballybay in Carrickmacross 2-3 to 1-5.

1959
Inniskeen won the Fr Hackett Cup by beating Ballybay 4-9 to 1-3 in Castleblayney.

1960
The official opening of the original Pairc Grattan took place on the 29th May. Inniskeen retained the Fr. Hackett Cup by beating Scotstown 2-6 to 0-4 at Ballybay.

1961
Inniskeen won the Brennan Cup, Junior B Division 1 League beating Sean McDermotts , 2-9 to 1-2 at Ballybay.

1962
Paddy O’Rourke was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Monaghan Co. Board.

1964
Inniskeen won the Monaghan County Minor Championship. They also won the Minor Division 1 League (Fr. Maguire Cup).

1965
Joe Carroll, Inniskeen stalwart, was selected on the Ulster Railway Cup Team and became a proud holder of a Railway Cup medal.

1967
Inniskeen won the Junior B Championship having beaten Ballybay 1-11 to 1-4 in Carrickmacross.

1970
Paddy O’Rourke was appointed Treasurer of the Monaghan Co. Board.

1974
Paddy O’Rourke received the Senior Club Official of the Year Award.

1978
Packie Boylan, Inniskeen stalwart and former county team player was awarded the County Monaghan Hall of Fame. Paddy O Rourke received the Juvenile Club Official of the Year Award. Inniskeen under 14’s won the Division 2 McHugh Cup. Inniskeen under 12’s won the Division 1B Town of Monaghan Creamery Cup.

1979
Inniskeen under 14’s retained the Under 14 Division 2 McHugh Cup.

1980
Inniskeen won the Dr Ward Cup beating Doohamlet 2-7 to 0-4 in Castleblayney. The minors won the Division 2 Treanor Cup. Paddy O’Rourke won the Minor Club Official of the Year Award. Gerry Quigley received the County Monaghan Juvenile Footballer of the Year Award. Inniskeen claimed three juvenile trophies. The under 16’s won the Division 2 McCormack Cup, the under 14’s won their third consecutive Division 2 McHugh Cup, while the under 12’s won the Division 1B Town of Monaghan Creamery Cup.

1981
Inniskeen retained the Dr Ward Cup beating Rockcorry 1-8 to 0-9 in Aughnamullen. John Boyle received the Senior Club Official of the Year Award. Inniskeen under 15’s won the Division 1 Clancy Cup.

1982
Inniskeen won the Junior C League (Kieran Cup) by beating Rockcorry 2-6 to 0-5 at Castleblayney. Inniskeen also won the U-21 League against Killanny in Castleblayney, 2-6 to 0-5.

1983
Inniskeen won the Junior Football Championship and the Junior C League (Kieran Cup). David Byrne won the County Monaghan Junior Footballer of the Year Award.

1984
Inniskeen held their Centenary Year celebrations on La na gClub on the 29th July. Inniskeen lost to Scotstown in SFC final, 0-11 to 0-4. Gerry Hoey received the County Monaghan Intermediate Footballer of the Year Award. Inniskeen Under 15’s won the Division 2 Lee Bros Cup.

1985
Inniskeen won the Fr. Hackett Cup (Intermediate League) by defeating Aughnamullen by 1-13 to 1-5. Inniskeen also won the Hugh Brady Cup, Junior B Division 2 League by defeating Truagh 1-6 to 0-7 in Donaghmoyne. Inniskeen retained the under 15 Division 2 Lee Bros Cup.

1987
Inniskeen under 14’s won the Division 2 McHugh Cup.

1988
David Byrne and Gerard Hoey won their second Ulster Championship medals with Monaghan County Team.

1989
Inniskeen won their fifth Owen Ward Cup defeating Scotstown.

1990
Inniskeen reached the SFC final but were defeated by Castleblayney in Carrickmacross. Owen Keenan received the County Monaghan Senior Footballer of the Year Award. Ollie O’ Rourke, Inniskeen stalwart and former county team player was awarded the County Monaghan Hall of Fame Award.

1993
Paddy O’Rourke, Inniskeen stalwart, former county team player and Club/County administrator was awarded the County Monaghan Hall of Fame Award. Paul Rice received the County Monaghan Juvenile Footballer of the Year Award. Inniskeen under 15’s won the Division 2 Lee Bros Cup.

1994
Inniskeen won the Intermediate Championship, McCormack Cup against Monaghan Harps in Aughnamullen 0-11 to 0-9, however Inniskeen were defeated in the Fr. Hackett Cup by Aghabog in Aughnamullen, 0-05 to 0-03. The Junior B team won the Hugh Brady Cup against Castleblayney in Drumhowan and Inniskeen won the Junior B Championship/O’Duffy Cup against Castleblayney in Donaghmoyne. Eoin Meegan received the County Monaghan Intermediate Footballer of the Year Award. Inniskeen Hurling was revived and won the under 11 Hurling Blitz.

1995
Inniskeen under 12’s won the Division 2 Conlon Cup.

1996
Inniskeen under 13’s won the Division 1B Mc Grane Cup. In Hurling the under 13’s won the Under 13 Hurling League. While the under 12’s won the Mick Feeney Cup.

1997
In Hurling the under 14’s won the Feile Na nGael Trophy and competed in the under 14 Feile na nGael competition in Bushy Park, Knockamore, Co. Waterford. The under 13’s won the Under 13 Hurling League and competed in the Ulster U-13 Hurling Blitz in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal. Followed by the national finals in Mosney. Paul Meegan received the County Minor Hurler of the Year Award.

1998
Inniskeen were defeated in the Intermediate Championship final by Corduff in Carrickmacross, 3-8 to 1-12.

1999
Inniskeen minors won the Division 2 Treanor Cup. Inniskeen under 16’s won the McCormack Cup. Inniskeen under 15’s won the Division 2 Lee Bros Cup. Inniskeen also won the under 14 Division 2 McHugh Cup. In Hurling the under 15’s won the Jim O’Rourke Cup.

2000
Inniskeen won the Intermediate Double defeating Emyvale in the Championship after a replay 1-13 to 1-06, and 2-08 to 1-07 in the League decider. Sean Lynch received the Intermediate Player of the Year.

2001
Inniskeen represented Monaghan in the Ulster Intermediate Club final but lost out to St. Joseph’s, Craigbane in Clontibret. Paul Meegan represented Monaghan minors in the Ulster Championship final. Inniskeen won the Minor Hurling Shield.

2002
Inniskeen were defeated by Truagh in the Under 21 Football League Final.

2003
Inniskeen won the Intermediate Football League after beating Doohamlet in Aughnamullen. Inniskeen lost out on Junior B honours, losing the Junior B Championship to Latton in Aughnamullen and the Hugh Brady Cup to Monaghan Harps. Inniskeen won the Reserve Hurling League. Inniskeen minors won the Division 2 Championship.

2004
Inniskeen won the Hugh Brady Cup against Eire Og. Inniskeen Hurlers retained the Reserve Hurling League.

2005
Inniskeen won the Monaghan and Ulster Intermediate Club Football Championships. In the Monaghan Championship defeating Doohamlet 1-13 to 2-09 in Clontibret and in Ulster, defeating Glenswilly 2-04 to 0-09 in Enniskillen. Inniskeen were defeated in Senior Hurling Shield final by Clontibret in Monaghan. Inniskeen represented by Fergal Duffy as Monaghan won the National League Div. 2 in Croke Park. Paul Meegan won the Monaghan Intermediate Player of the Year.

2006
Inniskeen won the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship by defeating Caherlistrane in Croke Park, 2-10 to 1-11. Inniskeen were defeated in their first ever appearance in the Senior Hurling Championship final by Castleblayney. Inniskeen won their first ever Senior Hurling title claiming the Senior Hurling League by defeating Castleblayney in Donaghmoyne. Inniskeen under 12’s won the Conlon Cup. Michael Lennon won the Ulster GAA Writers Monthly Award for January.

2007
Inniskeen lost to Carrickmacross in the Senior Hurling Shield final in Castleblayney. Inniskeen under 21’s won the Kerley Cup by defeating Clones in Blackhill.

2008
Inniskeen won the Hugh Brady Cup against Monaghan Harps after a replay in Blackhill.

2009
U-12’s won the Div. 2 Shield Final by defeating Clones in Blackhill. U-14’s won the Div.3 title by defeating Toome in Donaghmoyne. Reserve Hurling team won the League, defeating Truagh in Clontibret.

2010
The Paddy O'Rourke Stand was officially opened at half time of the Monaghan V Armagh, Dr. McKenna Cup match on Wednesday, January 20th.
Gerard Ruddy, Kevin Boylan, Michael Lennon, Gavin Dooley, PJ Boyle, Ronan Meegan, Pauric Dowdall, Seamus Loftus and Trevor Hilliard represented Inniskeen on the Monaghan hurling squad who won the National Hurling League Division 4, defeating Longford in Breifni Park, Cavan.
Inniskeen won their first ever Monaghan Senior Hurling Championship, defeating Castleblayney 0-17 to 2-10 in Aughnamullen on Sunday 1st August. Trevor Hilliard also picked up the Man of the Match award.
Inniskeen senior hurlers won the Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland Hurling Sevens Shield Competion on Saturday 4th September in Glenalbyn, Dublin. They defeated Eoghan Ruadh(Tyrone) in the final 3-10 to 4-04. Inniskeen were represented by Kevin Boylan, PJ Boyle, TJ Byrne, Pauric Dowdall, Trevor Hilliard, Michael Lennon, Seamus Loftus(Capt), David McGahon, Paul Meegan, Ronan Meegan and Martin Murphy.
The senior hurlers continued their success with the capture of the Senior Hurling League, defeating 'Blayney 0-18 to 1-10 in Clontibret on 26th September.
Inniskeen's senior hurlers were awarded the Monaghan Rehab People of the Year Hall of Fame Award 2010 on 15th October.
The life of hurling in Inniskeen came full circle on 24th October when the senior hurling team won the Ulster Club Junior Hurling Championship. The cup is named after Inniskeen legend Paddy O'Rourke, who along with Eddie Higgins got hurling started in Inniskeen in 1995. Inniskeen defeated Cloughmills (Belfast) 0-14 to 1-09.
A clean sweep of adult hurling trophies in Monaghan was completed on 31st October, when the reserve hurlers defeated Truagh 1-12 to 1-10 in Aughnamullen.
Seamus Loftus was awarded Monaghan Senior Hurler of the Year and Martin Murphy was awarded Young Hurler of the Year at the County Convention.

2011
Inniskeen won the long delayed 2010 Intermediate Football League final, the Vincent McAviney Cup, with a 1-10 to 1-08 victory over Doohamlet in Drumhowan.
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