Padraig Pearses GAA Roscommon

Padraig Pearses GAA
CLG Padraig Mac Phiarsaigh
Founded: 1962
County: Roscommon
Nickname: Pearses
Colours: Red and White (Alt White and Red)
Grounds: Woodmount, Ballinasloe
Coordinates: 53°20′14.95″N 8°09′15.07″W / 53.3374861°N 8.1541861°W / 53.3374861; -8.1541861Coordinates: 53°20′14.95″N 8°09′15.07″W / 53.3374861°N 8.1541861°W / 53.3374861; -8.1541861
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Padraig Pearses GAA Club (Padraig Mac Phiarsaigh) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in the parishes of Moore, Taughmaconnell and Rural Creagh in South County Roscommon, Ireland. They play in Red and White colours and their home pitch is at Woodmount (Ton na lig), Ballinasloe.

The club was founded in 1962 and was an amalgamation of the two former Junior Clubs Moore and Taughmaconnell. Initially only Men's Gaelic football was played, with the playing of Hurling restricted to the rural Creagh area of the Clubs catchment. Eventually the Club grew to cater for all GAA Field codes including Ladies Gaelic football and Camogie

Padraig Pearses fields underage teams in almost all codes from U-8 to U-21 as well as Senior and Junior teams, in addition the Club is active in the GAA Cultural Competitions of Scór and Scor ná nÓg. The senior team contested the last two Roscommon Senior Championship finals in 2015 and 2016 losing out on both days to Clan Na Gael and St Brigids.

The club has provided players to county teams in both Hurling and Football at all levels. Current members of the Senior Football squad are Niall Carty, Niall Daly, Conor Daly, Ronan Daly and David Murray with Tomas Seale, Cathal Kelly and Adam Finnerty currently representing the club on the Hurling squad who won the Nicky Rackard Cup in 2015. Niall Carty was selected to captain the Roscommon senior footballers for 2014 and 2015.[1]

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Although formed in 1962 the club had no grounds of its own until 1983. Up until then the club played its official games at Ballyforan (St. Aidans GAA Club) or Johnstown (Clan Na Gael GAA Club), The Club also used facilities such as Finneran's Field Taughmaconnell, Green's Field Moore, St Bridgets Hospital Grounds Creagh and the Pitch at the rear of the then Falty National School now the Home of Moore United Soccer Club.

However, after years of planning and fundraising, the club carried out a major development plan. The grounds at Woodmount, at the time, one of the finest in the country, were officially opened in 1984 by Dr. Donal Keenan, former President of the GAA and two time All-Ireland medal winner.

The original grounds consisted of one full size pitch and one training area.The club purchased additional land in the mid nineties and developed a further full size pitch along with a training area. In the early 2000s new dressing rooms were built adjoined to the old ones. This included 2 dressing rooms with showers and a gym which was later converted into two large dressing rooms, This expansion was necessary with the growth of Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie within the Club. In recent times a new hurling wall and storage area has been built along with the expansion of the stand encompassing a press area. This has been made possible by the hard work of dedicated club members, with good support from the local Communities.

The grounds buildings presently consist of a Clubhouse, including members bar, offices and social hall, two Squash Courts, 6 full size dressing rooms, referees room, showers, toilets, storage sheds and a stand which includes a press area. Playing and training facilities include 2 full size playing fields one of which is floodlit, 2 training fields one floodlit, a hurling wall and a half mile, sand running/amenity track. The Club Currently holds the World record for the largest GAA training session of all time

Roll of honour

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2015/16 Club Officers

Club Officers

Senior Hurling Board:

Senior Football Board

Minor Hurling Board

Minor Football Board

Ladies Football



The largest GAA training session of all time recognised by the Guissess book of records
The big 50 comprises current and past members in all grades
Presentation of the All Ireland Hurling Feile to Padraig Pearses Team
2011 Roscommon Intermediate Championship Winners
Roscommon Junior Hurling League Winners 2010


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