- AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Football Championship, D'arcy Sand Intermediate Football Championship, Division 1A Final, Dunne Cup, Intermediate Football Championship Group 2, Leinster Intermediate Club Football Championship, Wicklow Senior Football Championship, Senior Football Championship Group 1 2019, Senior Football League Division 1, Senior Football League Division 1 2019, Senior Football League Division 1A
- 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Darcy Sand Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 2018
Senior Football League Division 1 2019 Table
Senior Football Championship 2019 Group 1
Wicklow Senior Football Championship 2019 Group 1 Table
Division 1 Football League 2020
Senior Football League Division 1A 2018
Tinahely GAA in the Early Years to Re-establishment in 1961
1886: Earliest archival material record a GAA presence in Tinahely in 1886 with James Kavanagh of Ballinamanogue as Tinahely GAA Secretary 1886-1887
The first County Convention in Wicklow was held in the Town Hall, Wicklow on the 26th December 1886. Tinahely was represented by M Healy and J O’Toole.
1887: Tinahely played their first ever game of football on the 18th September 1887 when the beat Aughavannagh in a friendly in a field near the old An Oige Hostel in Aughavannagh. The game aroused such interest and excitement that it encouraged the formation of a number of clubs in West Wicklow including Rathangan, Baltinglass, Barraderry, Kyle, Imaal, Hollywood, Ballyknockan and Kilbride.
1911: The Tinahely GAA Club was revived as St. Patricks at a meeting on the 11th January 1911, with new officers, WJ Doyle, John Cowman, J Needham and Tom Hanly. New management would play an instrumental role in victories by the end of the decade.
1917: Tinahely won the Senior Football Championship in 1917 when they beat Blessington in Baltinglass on the 14th April 1918.
1918: Tinahely beat Annacurra in the Wicklow Co. Football final, but following an objection, both teams were disqualified and the championship was deemed null and void.
1919: Tinahely reach the County Football Final of 1919 and defeated Baltinglass at Hacketstown in the 14th March 1920. The score was Tinahely 1-3, Baltinglass 1-0.
1924: Tinahely GAA Club lapsed around 1924.
1957: The Tinahely GAA Juvenile Section was established in 1957. Founder members were Des Morris, Jim Whelan, Jim Robinson, Martin Morris and Michael Hassett. Meetings were initially held in Morris’ Shop, Lugduff and then the Billard Hall, Tinahely.
1958: The Ballinglen Football Team of 1958 played Avoca in the first round of the Football Championship. Most of these players would then join the re-established Tinahely GAA Club in 1961
1959: Within two years the Tinahely U14 team were in the Wicklow County Football Final but were beaten by a strong Ashford team in Aughrim on 6th September 1959.
1961: On the 8th December 1961 at an historic meeting in the Billard Hall, Tinahely GAA Club was officially re-established after a lapse of almost 40 years. Its first elected officers were Gerry McGrath, Des Morris and Frank Murphy.
Most of the early membership included Tinahely and Ballinglen players who had played for Ballinglen in the early 1950’s. When the Ballinglen Club ceased to exist in 1959, players had transferred to neighbouring GAA clubs including Knockananna, Ballymanus, Annacura and Coolboy. With the formation of the club in 1961, these players has be transferred again to the re-established Tinahely GAA Club
TINAHELY GAA CLUB from Re-Establishment to 2007
1969: Tinahely: Wicklow County Junior Football Champions 1969. Tinahely defeated Laragh 3-3 to 0-6 on the 3rd November 1969.
1972: Tinahely defeated St Kevins, Bray 0-3 to 0-2 on the 3rd September 1972 earning them the title of Wicklow County Under 12 Football Champions 1972.
Following the Under 12 inspiring victory in 1972, the ‘Sports Field’ was officially handed over to Tinahely GAA Club by Fr. William Stafford PP and the Parish Trustees on behalf of Killaveny Parish. Development of the grounds began in 1973 and cost £7000. During the development of the land, the club trained on D’Arcy’s land at Coolruss. The design of entrance name to St. Kevin’s Park was prepared by Pat Hedderman.
1973: Visit of the SAM MAGUIRE TO TINAHELY – Willie Bryan, All Ireland Senior Football Winner (Offaly 1972) brought the Sam Maguire to Tinahely in February 1973 and presented medals to the successful Under 12 Tinahely Champions of 1972.
1974: Tinahely become the Under 14 Wicklow County Football Champions 1974 when they defeated St. Kevins, Bray 2-7 to 1-4. The Cup was presented afterwards to Seamus Morris, as Captain by Chairman of the Juvenile Board, Mr Ned Coughlan.
- Opening of the New Tinahely Grounds May 1978.
- Tinahely beat Baltinglass 2-8 to 2-2 on Sunday 17th September 1978 at Aughrim to become the Wicklow County Minor Champions 1978.
- Tinahely: Senior Football Team are the Kavanagh Cup Winners 1978
1980: Tinahely: Wicklow County Under 21 Champions of 1980 beating Blessington in the final 2-11 to 2-1 on the 5th October 1980 in Aughrim.
1981: Tinahely won the Junior B Championship in 1981 defeating Bray 3-09 to
1982: Tinahely defeated St. Kevins 2-7 to 1-4 to become the Wicklow Under 21 Football Champions 1982
1984: Tinahely GAA Centenary Year Wicklow Senior Football Champions 1984: Tinahely defeated Valleymount 1-15 to 2-2 on Sunday 16th September 1984. This was the first Senior Victory since 1919.
2001: Commemoration of the Centenary (1901-2001) of Luke O Tooles election as first full time Secretary of GAA.
2003: Tinahely: Wicklow County Junior C Finalists 2003.
2005: Tinahely defeated Ballymanus on the 13th November 2005 by 2-7 to 1-7 to win the title of Wicklow County Intermediate Football Champions 2005.
- Luke O Tooles Wicklow County Minor Shield Football Winners 2007. Luke O’Tooles defeated Ballinacor on the 17th November 2007 at Wicklow. The score line was O’Tooles 2-11, Ballinacor 0-6. Stephen Dillon was player of the match.
- Luke O Tooles Wicklow County Under 16A Shield Football Winners 2007. O’Tooles defeated Eire Og/Greystones on the 8th October 2007 at Newtown Mount Kennedy. The score line was 1-08 to 0-8. Jason Cush was player of the match. This was the second year that Luke O Tooles won this title
- Tinahely: Wicklow Under 14C Champions 2007. Tinahely defeated Coolkenno on Saturday the 20th October 2007 at Annacurra. Score line was 3-09 to 1-12. Jason Cush was player of the match.
- Tinahely: Wicklow County Under 12B Champions 2007. Tinahely defeated Newtown Mount Kennedy on Monday 22nd October 2007 at Pearse Park. Score line was Tinahely 4-07 to Newtown 4-06. Philip Coogan was player of match.
- Tinahely Senior GAA Team – winners of the Keating Trophy 2007. Tinahely defeated Hollywood on the 2nd November 2007 at Annacurra. Score line was 1-12 to 0-10. Colm Kenny was player of the match.
Tinahely Juvenile GAA Club – A Brief History
A GAA presence was once established in Tinahely in the late 1950’s almost four decades after the original club has lapsed around 1924. Founder members responsible for the establishment of a Juvenile GAA Club in 1957 were Jim Whelan, Martin Morris, Des Morris, the late Michael Hassett and the late Jim Robinson.
The first meetings were held in Morris’ shop, Lugduff. Meetings were later held in the Billard Hall (which adjoined the Courthouse), Tinahely. Because the field was leased, players how were training also had to compete with cattle and sheep from Mangan’s during those early years!
Within only two years of its existence, the budding Tinahely Juvenile Team reached with Wicklow County U-14 Football Final in 1959. Having defeated Carnew in the South District Final, Tinahely beat Baltinglass comfortably in at Aughrim in the County Semi Final on the 13th August 1959. The score was 8-8 to 3-4. Tinahely took on the challenge of Ashford in the County Final, which was again played in Aughrim on the 6th September 1959. A huge attendance was recorded and even though Tinahely lost 4-4 to 1-3 the match report stated ‘it was a keenly fought game where a high standard of football was reached’.