Club History

Coolmeen GAA was founded in 1887, three years after the association came together. Coolmeen have,  at one stage or another, competed in all grades of county football, from Junior B to Senior. They have been successful in the following competitions:
Clare Senior Football Championship (2): 1919, 1922
Clare Intermediate Football Championship (2): 1959, 1966,
Clare Junior A Football  Championship (6): 1922, 1958, 1964, 1983, 1999, 2015

Clare Junior B Football Championship (1): 1957

Clare U21 Football Championship (4): 1980, 2009, 2010, 2015

Clare Minor Football Championship (6): 1943, 1977, 1978, 1994, 2012, 2013

After a 16 year wait Coolmeen won the 2015 Junior A County title in a repeat of the 1999 final against Clondegad in Cooraclare. The team continued with this success by qualifying for their first ever Munster Football Final on Dec 2nd Dec 2015, having defeated Cappagh of Limerick and Mondeligo of Waterford along the way. Templenoe of Kerry were too much for our lads on the day but none the less, the whole experience will live long in the memory of all our club members and parishioners.  

Coolmeen, over the years, have had many representatives for the club in the Clare senior football panel. Coolmeen greats like Frank Kennedy and his brother PJ have both worn the saffron and blue and have both battled with the greats of the game, like Kerry's Mick O' Connell. Noel Meaney had also been part of the Clare squad for a number of years. Cathal O' Connor, nephew of Noel and current intermediate midfielder, is currently part of the Clare squad. He was been part of the Clare setup since underage levels and is one of the county's current stars, taking up midfield, wing forward and full forward positions. In 2018, Cathal was given the role of captain for the McGrath cup campaign. In 2011, he made his intercounty championship debut against Cork in the Munster Senior Football Championship quarter final. 
Also, in 2018 our own Mark Meaney captained the county's u20 championship team in the Munster Quarter final against Cork. Mark is sure to be a pillar of the intercounty setup in years to come. 

Underage football has gone from strength to strength in the club, with numerous under 12 to minor league and championship wins in the last 8 years. In 2003, Coolmeen, led by captain Alan Marrinan, defeated Ballyvaugan in the u14 county div 4 league final after a long spell without underage success. Since then, Coolmeen has been repersented by Cathal O' Connor, Kevin Corry, Joe Corry, Jason O'Leary, Aidan Corry, Paudraig Corry, Gary Meaney, Anthony King, Ben Cleary, Cian Murphy, Mark Meaney and most recently Rian Meaney (son of Noel) in underage county squads.
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