Birr GAA Club were the first hurling club to win four AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championships in 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2003. There are seven players from Birr with all four medals.
Birr GAA Club have the honour to have Brian Whelahan as a member and player, the only player to be still playing for his county when named on the An Post/GAA Hurling Team of the Millenium.A great honour for Brian, of which the Club is very proud.
The first All Ireland Senior Hurling Final was played in Birr on 1st April 1888 between Thurles (representing Tipperary) and Meelick (representing Galway). Although played in April 1888, it was the 1887 Championship Final. Thurles were the winners.
Birr also has the distinction of being the venue for the first ever All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Final between Roscrea and St Rynagh's in 1971.
Birr GAA Club was formally founded in 1909.
The Club is located on the south side of Birr Town at Railway Road, Birr.
The Club's home ground is St Brendan's Park, where we have our main playing pitch with four dressing-rooms, office, referee's room and public toilets.
The Club has in July 2009 acquired land on the Kinnitty Road to be developed as a senior training pitch. The Club is very excited by this development for the long term future of our club.
Birr GAA Club is the leading hurling club in Offaly with to date 22 Offaly Senior, 7 Leinster and 4 AIB All Ireland Club Titles. In addition, the club has 4 Intermediates, 1 Junior, 10 under 21 and 19 Minor Titles .While Birr is traditionally a hurling club, gaelic football and handball have been accommodated over the years with some success.
Birr GAA Club was the first Club to win four All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championships.
Birr GAA Club fields adult hurling teams at Senior , Intermediate and Junior level. At under 21 level the club amalgamates with Carrig and Riverstown and Crinkle playing under the name St. Brendan's, with good success.
On the Football front Birr achieved Intermediate status by winning the Junior A title in 2005. At under 21 level Birr amalgamate with Ferbane and play under the name Wheery.
Birr minor club plays a significant role in the promotion of gaelic games in Birr and provides new blood annually to their senior counterparts. The minor club fields teams from under 8 to 18 in both hurling and football, Off the field activities involve support of Scor competitions at both junior and senior level. In addition club delegates are regularly involved at county board level committees and as coaches , selectors with various teams.
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Famous members of our club include:-
An Post/GAA Hurling Team of The Millenium member - Brian Whelahan
Hurling All-Stars - Brian Whelahan (4) and Johnny Pilkington (1)
Texaco Hurler of the year - Brian Whelahan (2)
Club Colours : Green and Red
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