Welcome to Killavullen GAA Club
Killavullen is a very progressive, family orientated GAA club, situated, six miles from Mallow, 12 Miles from Fermoy, and only 20 miles from Cork, thus it well within the commuter belt area for all of these major population centres. With the recent changes in population demographics, many new families have moved into the general village and parish environs.
The club grounds are nestled in the foothills of the Nagle Mountains, adjacent to the village and on the banks on the Blackwater River. We currently have two full sized playing pitches, and a very well equipped gymnasium, which has undergone major investment in recent years.
New members are always welcome, and the club prides itself on the commitment that it holds to strangers, to help them integrate into the community. We have a very active underage structure, with fully qualified trainers for all teams starting at Under 8's that cater for both boys and girls.
The Juvenile club looks after the following teams
- Under 8
- Under 10
- Under 12
- Under 14
- At Under 16 and Minor levels, Killavullen has amalgamated with Ballyhooley club, under the name of Blackwater Rovers, to facilitate our players, playing at a higher level of competition.
The senior club, fields hurling and football teams at Under 21, Junior and Intermediate Football standards, and and in 2007, we were narrowly defeated in the final of the Premier Intermediate Football Final by our near neighbours Mallow.
Our hurlers contested the North Cork Final of the Junior B Hurling Competition in 2010, being beaten by Doneraile in the final, who annexed the County title, rather dramatically, later in the year.
New members and players are always welcome, and we extend the hand of friendship to all.
Players get free gym membership on joining the club, while ordinary membership is only €50 per annum, and allows users to avail of the full Gym facilities, and there is reduced rate for juveniles.
If you wish to join, please contact any of the committee members as indicated in the "Club Officers" page on this web site - www.killavullengaa.com
Killavullen GAA club is one of the oldest official clubs in North Cork, with the club being founded on the 15th of February 1888 under the auspices of the then newly formed Gaelic Athletic Association, and with the exception of a North Cork Junior hurling championship that they annexed in 1929, the club toiled away without much success. However they had a proud tradition of promoting our Gaelic games, and the club is grateful to neighbouring parishes, particularly Shanballymore for inviting them to participate in hurling tournaments which sometimes brought success, but more importantly provided competitive games in preparation of championship fixtures. The prize for winning such tournaments was often the "Cut" of a suit, or gold watches, which in poorer times, were great incentives to do well. Persistence paid off and in 1962, the club contested the final of the Avondhu Novice hurling Championship, and won out this competition in 1968. In between, with the immense help of Johnny Beechinor, a native of Newmarket, who had come to settle in the parish Killavullen made a break through in Football in 1963, which was the clubs first football title, and went out to further glory in 1979, when they were crowned North Cork Junior (B) Hurling League Champions.
Very poor showing concludes our hurling year
Last night, (8th August) in Glanworth, we exited the Junior B Hurling championship, and thus concluded our hurling year with a very tame display against Ballygiblin, in this 2nd round game.
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