Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney



The history of Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney or AGB, as probably suggested by name, is the result of an amalgamation between two local clubs Arklow Geraldine’s and Ballymoney.  As you will see from the history of both clubs each had its own successes at various stages, but the time had come when, in the interest of GAA in Arklow, merging of clubs was necessary.

​The amalgamation went ahead in 1999.  In our first year of competition the club entered two adult teams, Junior A and Junior B.  The Junior A team went unbeaten over the entire season on their way to a clean sweep of junior titles in both championship and league.  The Junior B  team lost out in the county semi-final.  It was a promising start.

Arklow Geraldine’s Club

The first meeting of Arklow Geraldine’s was held on March 26th 1940, a time when Gaelic games had reached a low ebb in the town.  Founder members at the historic meeting included Blly Byrne, Pat Kinsella, Matt Curran, Bill O’ Neill, Joe Ne, Mick and Sean Boucher.

The following year, 1941 they won a junior championship defeating Greystones in the final.  They also won the Ballycoogue gold medal tournament in the same year.  In 1942 they won the junior hurling championship -beating Ashford after a replay.  In 1947 the club reached the Intermediate final only to be beaten 1-7 to 1-2 by St. Patrick’s Wicklow.  However the club won the junior hurl;ing championship of that year.  In 1963 they made a bold bid for the senior football title but were defeated by Baltinglass after a thrilling final.  Two years later they contested the senior hurling final and lost out by the narrowest of margins to Carnew Emmets.

Despite winning U21, minor and a multiplicity of underage titles in various grades the club never won that elusive senior title.  For many years they dominated all competitions at under age level but failed to reap the rewards at adult level.

Ballymoney GAA Club

Ballymoney GAA Club dates back to 1906.  Its name is derived from a small townland north of Arklow town.  They reached the County hurling final in 1911 but lost to Rathnew.  Many of the players left to join the newly formed Ballinacor club.

Ballymoney reformed in 1942 but had to wait until the fifties to experience real success on the playing fields.  They achieved the famous three in a row between 1955 and 1957 in the South Junior hurling and football leagues.  The club also won the County Junior B Championship of 1955.  Despite their successes the club disbanded again in 1962 and twelve years elapsed before the club was reformed.  Reformed in November 1974 they received intermediate status in 1980.  The same year they acquired a new playing pitch at Shelton.  In 1981 they won the intermediate championship.  In 1994 the club won the Junior A Championship.  In the intervening years they also won many juvenile championships.  Despite being disbanded on two occasions the club wrote its name into the history books of Wicklow GAA folklore.

Ladies Section

The Ladies section of the Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney Club started in April 2003, when a group of energetic girls saw a gap in the market for a ladies Gaelic football club in the town.  Since then, the girls have proved themselves as a force to be reckoned with.  They have excelled on the sport front and thrived when it comes to their endless achievements.  Success was reached the very first year winning junior shield; this was followed the following  year with the junior championship.   They then reached the senior final in both 2005 and 2006 with luck not on their side, but this was quickly made up for as the Senior’s took home the Joe Jacob cup and coveted County Championship title in 2008 and again in 2009.  In 2008 the team was named “Team of the Year” in the Mayor’s People of the Year Awards.  Since  then the ladies section has won more leagues and championship titles.


Division 1A Final, Renault Senior Football Championship, Renault Senior Football Championship Group 1, Senior Football League Division 1A


Division 1A Final

Renault Senior Football Championship
Joule Park Aughrim

Renault Senior Football Championship
Joule Park Aughrim

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 1

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 1
Joule Park Aughrim

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 1
Joule Park Aughrim

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 1
Joule Park Aughrim

Renault Senior Football Championship Group 1

Division 1A Final
Joule Park Aughrim

Senior Football League Division 1A
Pearse Park

Senior Football League Division 1A
Pearse Park

Senior Football League Division 1A

Senior Football League Division 1A
Pearse Park

Senior Football League Division 1A

Senior Football League Division 1A
Pearse Park

Senior Football League Division 1A

Senior Football League Division 1A

SFL Divison 1A Top Scorers

SFL Division 1A Top Scorers

RankPlayerTeamGoals ScoredPoints ScoredTotal Pts
1Oisin McGraynorAvondale51631
2Stephen HurleyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney03030
3Sean McGraynorAvondale01919
4Niall MeldonKilmacanogue11518
5Sam O CallaghanKilmacanogue31218
6Eamon RossiterCoolkenno01515
7Ross WardAvondale3615
8Don JackmanCoolkenno4214
9Ryan CahillAvondale3413
10Frank CluneAnnacurra2713
11Gearoid MurphyAnnacurra01313
12Rory StokesTinahely01010
13Jason CushTinahely2410
14Jack ManleyAvondale239
15Chris O BrienArklow Geraldines Ballymoney169
16Clive HoranAnnacurra099
17Alan NolanTinahely088
18Conor WalkerCoolkenno158
19Cian O FlahertyEire Og158
20Philip HealyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney228
21Alan DillonTinahely077
22Ian McDonaldAnnacurra147
23Eugene DunneAvondale206
24Daniel GingTinahely206
25Tony DarcyTinahely066
26James Hedderman-055
27Simon DoyleKilmacanogue055
28Conor FinnKilmacanogue055
29Cian O HannainAvondale125
30JP HurleyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney055
31Robert ConanKilmacanogue044
32Peter Hempenstall-114
33Pauric Coleman MurrayCoolkenno114
34Ronan DoyleRathnew Intermediate114
35Conor ByrneAvondale044
36Cathal KelleherArklow Geraldines Ballymoney033
37Willie O HaganEire Og033
38Craig SmullenEire Og033
39Darragh CulletonArklow Geraldines Ballymoney033
40Luke O CallaghanKilmacanogue103
41Paddy DaltonCoolkenno103
42Stephen DillonTinahely033
43Ben O CallaghanKilmacanogue103
44Josh GrahamRathnew Intermediate103
45Eoghan DolanCoolkenno033
46James CranleyEire Og033
47Daire McBrideArklow Geraldines Ballymoney103
48Eoin BakerAvondale033
49Paddy KinsellaAvondale103
50Garreth KellyKilmacanogue103
51Shane ByrneAvondale103
52Bob FitzgeraldAnnacurra022
53Stephen KellyEire Og022
54Martin O BrienAnnacurra022
55Fintan O Shea-022
56Willie QuaileTinahely022
57David BakerAvondale022
58David ColeCoolkenno022
59Andrew MolloyKilmacanogue022
60Barry SheehanAvondale022
61Danny WoodsEire Og022
62Jamie McDonaldEire Og022
63Anthony ByrneEire Og022
64Jack FurlongArklow Geraldines Ballymoney022
65Darragh ShielEire Og022
66Cormac O SheaArklow Geraldines Ballymoney022
67Paul GahanAvondale022
68Donal O KeeffeArklow Geraldines Ballymoney022
69Cormac ByrneCoolkenno022
70Billy NormanEire Og011
71Dean BarnesAnnacurra011
72Cian RaffertyKilmacanogue011
73Jonah GrahamRathnew Intermediate011
74Pearse KellyEire Og011
75Philly MurphyRathnew Intermediate011
76Glen AustinAnnacurra011
77James GreganCoolkenno011
78Jordan GrahamRathnew Intermediate011
79Darren BeavorAvondale011
80David TompkinsCoolkenno011
81Johnny KavanaghCoolkenno011
82Paudie GeogheganAvondale011
83Aaron CreavinKilmacanogue011
84Quentin O ReillyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney011

Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney

Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney

#PlayerTeamGoals ScoredPoints ScoredTotal Pts
1Tiernan MurrayArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
3Tom MaherArklow Geraldines Ballymoney103
4Jack HamiltonArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
5Tiernan McBrideArklow Geraldines Ballymoney011
6Cathal KelleherArklow Geraldines Ballymoney4820
6Tom HurleyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
7Padraig KelleherArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
8Darragh CulletonArklow Geraldines Ballymoney033
8Cal KellyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
9Stephen HurleyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney03939
10Peter HempenstallArklow Geraldines Ballymoney228
11Jack FurlongArklow Geraldines Ballymoney022
11Jack DarcyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
12Mark FitzgeraldArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
12Cormac O SheaArklow Geraldines Ballymoney11720
14Chris O BrienArklow Geraldines Ballymoney11215
15Ciaran O SheaArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
16Corey MillsArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
16Donal O KeeffeArklow Geraldines Ballymoney022
17Daire McBrideArklow Geraldines Ballymoney103
18Liam WhelanArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
18Gerard KavanaghArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
19Brendan O SullivanArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
20Carl KirwanArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
21Mark HurleyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
22Andrew MaherArklow Geraldines Ballymoney217
24Shane DonohoeArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
26Liam GregoryArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
27Quentin O ReillyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney011
29Ciaran HylandArklow Geraldines Ballymoney000
31JP HurleyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney01212
32Philip HealyArklow Geraldines Ballymoney61331
33Darragh FitzgeraldArklow Geraldines Ballymoney125
34James Tyrrell (AGB)Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney011

Senior Football Championship Group 1


Senior Football League Division 1A




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