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Erin's Own GAA
is a Gaelic Athletic Association
The Gaelic Athletic Association is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders...
club based in Waterford City, Ireland
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. The club enters teams in both GAA codes each year, which includes two adult hurling
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...
teams and two adult Gaelic football
Gaelic football , commonly referred to as "football" or "Gaelic", or "Gah" is a form of football played mainly in Ireland...
team in the Waterford County Championships.
The club has won the County Senior Hurling Championship a total of 13 times making its the second most successful club in the county. The club has also achieved 8 championships in a row between 1927 and 1935.
The current President is Billy Kelly. This is a lifelong position within the club once appointed.
For underage competitions up to Under-16, the club is known as Sacred Heart
. Matches conducted by Sacred Heart are held in a community pitch in Killure, St. John's park. Both boys and girls begin to train from the age of four and compete at under 8's, under 10's, under 12's, under 14's and under 16's. Once the player in not leigible to play under 16's they fall into the category of Minor Hurling/Football and so come under the Erins Own designation
- Waterford Senior Hurling Championships: 13
- 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1942, 1946, 1947, and 1962