Tulla GAA

Founded 1885

Co. Clare

Club History

The Association takes root in Tulla

(from the Claret and Gold. Volume I)
 
 It is not surprising then, that a branch of the G.A.A. was established in Tulla in November 1885 and the following account appeared in the Saturday Record of 5 December, 1885:

"A branch of the G.A.A. was established on Wednesday last with the following officers: President: Rev. T. Lynch C.C.; Vice President: William Moloney; Committee: Jas. O’Donoghue, Tom Conheady, Ml. Corry, Jas. O’Connell, Andrew McNamara, and Jn. O’Halloran; Treasurer: Jas. Shank; Secretary: Pat O’Grady. Athletic Sports under the rules of G.A.A. to be held on St. Stephen’s Day."

However, the Saturday Record issue for St. Stephen’s Day was missing and therefore there is no report on the above-mentioned Athletic meeting.  The next mention of the G.A.A. in Tulla comes from the Clare Examiner of 8 January,1887, which states that a club was formed in Tulla on 1 January, 1887. This new club was known as Robert Emmet’s with the following officers being elected:

President: Fr. Lynch C.C.;

Vice President:William Moloney;

Deputy Vice President: James O’Donoghue;

Treasurer: P. O’Connor;

Secretary: John O’Dea.
 
While there is no doubt that a branch was established in November 1885, why then, one might ask are we recognising 1 January, 1887 as the official date of formation? The latter is the date which has been recognised from the beginning by the people of the parish. One is simply following a precedent set in 1912 when in January of that year special celebrations, including a concert in the Courthouse, were held to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Association in Tulla (1 January, 1887).

During the G.A.A. Golden Jubilee year of 1934 a Booklet was published giving a short history of the clubs of Clare. This also reinforces the recognition of the Tulla Branch’s formation on 1 January, 1887

Tulla GAA CLUB OFFICERS 1987–2012

1987

President: Michael O‘Keeffe, Vice-President: Patrick Madden, Chairman: Patrick Hogan,

Vice-Chairman: Fr. Pat Malone CC, Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Assistant Secretary: Kevin

Dillon, Treasurer: JP McNamara, Assistant Treasurer: Dan Leamy, PRO: Kevin Murphy,

Youth Officer: Owen Conlon.

1988

President: Michael O‘Keeffe, Vice-President: Fr. P Malone, Chairman: Jimmy McMahon,

Vice-Chairman: JP McNamara, Secretary: Fintan Leamy, Assistant Secretary: Gerry Lynch,

Treasurer: Edmond Crowe Snr., Assistant Treasurer: Dan Leamy, PRO: Ann Corry, Youth

Officer: John Stack.

1989

President: Fr. Pat Malone, Vice-President: Pakie McNamara, Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr.,

Vice-Chairman: M. McNamara, Secretary: Sean Leamy, Assistant Secretary: Gerry Lynch,

Treasurer: Fintan Leamy, Assistant Treasurer: J.P. McNamara, PRO: Sean Leamy, Youth

Officer: John Stack, County Board Delegate and Hurling Board Delegates: Michael

O’Halloran.

1990

President: Paddy Tubridy, Vice-President: Pakie McNamara, Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr.,

Vice-Chairman:Michael O’Keeffe, Secretary: Sean Leamy, Assistant Secretary:Matthew Corry,

Treasurer: Pat Nicholas, Assistant Treasurer: Joe Floyd, Senior Management Selectors (No

manager): Pat McGrath, Michael O’Halloran, Pat Madden, Michael O’Keeffe and Pat Corry.

1991

President: Michael O’Keeffe, Vice-President: Jimmy McMahon, Chairman: Patrick Hogan,

Vice-Chairman: Pat McGrath, Secretary: Sean Leamy, Assistant Secretary: Fintan Leamy,

Treasurer: John Hunt, Assistant Treasurer: Pat Nicholas, Youth Officer: Pat McGrath, PRO:

Gerry Lynch, County Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Delegate to Convention: Jimmy

McMahon, Michael O’Halloran, Gerry Lynch, East Clare Delegate: Gerry Lynch, Delegate to

East Clare Convention: Jimmy McMahon, Michael O’Halloran, Gerry Lynch.

1992

President: Joe Murphy, Vice-President: Pakie McNamara, Chairman: Sean Halpin,

Secretary: Fintan Leamy, Treasurer: John Hunt, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Sean Leamy,

County Board Delegate and PRO: Michael O’Halloran.

1993

President: Joe Murphy, Vice-President: Pakie McNamara, Chairman: Sean Halpin, Vice-

Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Sean Leamy, Assistant Secretary: Karl Quinn,

Treasurer: Gerry Lynch, Assistant Treasurer: Michael O’Hara, Delegate to County Board

and East Clare: Michael O’Halloran, Youth Officer: Thomas Hogan.

 

1994

President: Joe Murphy, Vice-President: Pakie McNamara, Chairman: Michael O’Halloran,

Vice-Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Kevin Murphy, Assistant Secretary: Edmond

Crowe Snr., Treasurer: John Hunt, PRO: Con Hunt, County Board Delegates: Michael

O’Halloran and John Hunt, Youth Officer: Thomas Hogan. Management and Finance

Committee: Fr. Rory McInerney, Gerry Lynch, Matthew Corry, Owen Conlon, Edmond Crowe,

Michael O’Keeffe, Sean Halpin, Tom Byrnes, John Greene, Gerry O’Loughlin, J.P. McNamara,

Timmy Hunt, Donal Vaughan and Joe Floyd.

1995

President: Joe Murphy, Vice-President: Pakie McNamara, Chairman: John Hunt/Patrick

Hogan, Vice-Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Maura Brennan, Assistant Secretary:

Joe Floyd, Treasurer: Kathleen Crowe, Assistant Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Pat

Madden, County Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Youth Officer: Donal Vaughan.

1996

President: Joe Murphy, Vice-President: Jimmy Murphy, Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr., Vice-

Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Maura Brennan, Assistant Secretary: Kathleen

Leamy, Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, Assistant Treasurer: Kathleen Crowe, PRO: Matthew

Corry, County Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Youth Officer: Donal Vaughan, East Clare

Delegate: Edmond Crowe Snr.

1997

President: Joe Murphy, Vice-President: Jimmy Murphy, Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr., Vice-

Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Maura Brennan, Assistant Secretary: Kathleen

Leamy, Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, Assistant Treasurer: Timmy Hunt, PRO: Matthew Corry,

County Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Youth Officer: (Juvenile committee to be put in

place), East Clare Delegate: Edmond Crowe Snr., Senior Team Manager: Patrick Hogan.

1998

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Paddy McGrath, Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr.,

Vice-Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Maura Brennan, Assistant Secretary: Kathleen

Leamy, Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, Assistant Treasurer: Ray Brennan, PRO: Phyllis Byrnes,

County Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Senior Team Manager: Patrick Hogan.

1999

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Paddy McGrath, Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr.,

Vice-Chairman: Danny Minogue, Secretary: Maura Brennan, Assistant Secretary: Kathleen

Leamy, Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, Assistant Treasurer: Ray Brennan, PRO: Phyllis Byrnes,

Youth Officer: Brian Torpey, County Board Delegate: Gerry Lynch, Park Committee: Tomas

Byrnes. Management Committee: Denis Corry, Pat McGrath, Jimmy McMahon. Chairman

Appointments: Matthew Corry, Michael Dinan. Senior Team Manager: Edmond Crowe Snr.

2000

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Paddy McGrath, Chairman: Karl Quinn, Vice-

Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr., Secretary: Declan Hogan, Assistant Secretary: Maura

Brennan, Treasurer: Ray Brennan, Assistant Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Phyllis Byrnes,

Youth Officer: Brian Torpey, County Board Delegate: Gerry Lynch, East Clare Delegate:

Gerry Lynch, Management Committee: Michael O’Halloran, Sean McGrath, Jim McInerney.

Senior Team Manager: Edmond Crowe, Snr. Junior Team Manager: Matthew Corry, Under

21 Team Manager: Karl Quinn.

2001

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Paddy McGrath, Chairman: Karl Quinn, Vice-

Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr., Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Assistant Secretary: Maura

Brennan, Treasurer: Ray Brennan, Assistant Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Phyllis Byrnes,

Youth Officer: Brian Torpey, County Board Delegate: Michael O’Halloran, Management

Committee: Sean McGrath, Ray McInerney, Matthew Corry, Timmy Hunt, Derek Hanrahan.

Senior Team Manager: Brian Torpey, Junior Team Manager: Matthew Corry, Under 21

Team Manager: Pat Madden Snr.

2002

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Paddy McGrath, Chairman: Karl Quinn, Vice-

Chairman: Brian Torpey, Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Assistant Secretary: Maura Brennan,

Treasurer: Ray Brennan, Assistant Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Sean McGrath, County

Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, East Clare Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Management

Committee: Raymond McInerney, Edmond Crowe Snr., John Brennan, Timmy Hunt, Raymond

Stewart. Chairman Dr. Daly Park: Jim McInerney, Senior Team Manager: Brian Torpey,

Under 21 Team Manager: Karl Quinn.

2003

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Charles Murphy, Chairman: Karl Quinn, Vice-

Chairman: Jim McInerney, Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Assistant Secretary: Rory Hogan,

Treasurer: Ray Brennan, Assistant Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Sean McGrath, County

Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, East Clare Delegate: Brian Culloo, Management

Committee: Brian Quinn, Ray McInerney, Timmy Hunt. Chairman Dr. Daly Park: Jim

McInerney, Senior Team Manager: Brian Torpey, Under 21 Team Manager: Raymond

Stewart.

2004

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Charles Murphy, Chairman: Karl Quinn, Vice-

Chairman: Edmond Crowe Snr./Jim McInerney, Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Assistant Secretary:

Rory Hogan, Treasurer: Ray Brennan, Assistant Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Sean

McGrath, County Board Delegate: Jimmy McMahon, Management Committee: Matthew

Corry, Edmond Crowe Snr., Chairman Dr. Daly Park: Jim McInerney, Senior Team Manager:

Brian Torpey, Junior Team Manager:Matthew Corry, Under 21 Team Manager: Brian Quinn.

2005

President: Jimmy Murphy, Vice-President: Charles Murphy, Chairman: Karl Quinn, Vice-

Chairman: Jim McInerney, Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Treasurer: Ray Brennan, Assistant

Treasurer: Thomas Hogan, PRO: Sean McGrath, County Board Delegate: Declan Hogan,

East Clare Delegate: Declan Hogan, Dr. Daly Park: Thomas Hogan, Raymond Stewart, Seamus

Murphy, John Brennan, Timmy Hunt, Senior Team Manager: Pat Madden, Junior Team

Manager: Thomas Hogan, Under 21 Team Manager: Declan Hogan.

2006

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Declan Hogan,

Secretary: David Moloney, Assistant Secretary: Gerry Lynch, Treasurer: Raymond

McInerney, Assistant Treasurer: Jim McInerney, PRO: Karl Quinn, County Board Delegate:

Thomas Hogan, East Clare Delegate: Thomas Hogan, Management Committee: Brian

Torpey, Mark Quinn, Sean McGrath, Dr. Daly Park: Seamus Murphy, Noel Mulconroy, Thomas

Hogan. Senior Team Manager: Jim McInerney, Junior Team Manager: Edmond Crowe Snr.,

Under 21 Team Manager: Brian Quinn.

2007

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Declan Hogan, Vice-

Chairman: Seamus Murphy, Secretary: David Moloney, Assistant Secretary: Gerry Lynch,

Treasurer: Raymond McInerney, Assistant Treasurer: Seamus Murphy, PRO: Karl Quinn,

County Board Delegate: Thomas Hogan, East Clare Delegate: Thomas Hogan,

Management Committee: Fr. O’Brien, Timmy Hunt, Brian Torpey, Dr. Daly Park: Seamus

Murphy, Noel Corbett, Joe Corbett, Senior Team Manager: Jim McInerney, Junior Team

Manager: Edmond Crowe Snr., Under 21 Team Manager: Brian Quinn.

2008

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Declan Hogan, Vice-

Chairman: Seamus Murphy, Secretary: Noel Mulconroy, Assistant Secretary: David Moloney,

Treasurer: Raymond McInerney, Assistant Treasurer: Ray Brennan, PRO: Karl Quinn,

County Board Delegate: Thomas Hogan, Dr. Daly Park: Seamus Murphy, Senior Team

Manager: Jim McInerney, Junior Team Manager: Matthew Corry, Under 21 Team Manager:

David Moloney.

2009

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Declan Hogan, Vice-

Chairman: Seamus Murphy, Secretary: Noel Mulconroy, Assistant Secretary: David Moloney,

Treasurer: Raymond McInerney, Assistant Treasurer: Ray Brennan, PRO: Karl Quinn,

County Board Delegate: Thomas Hogan. Senior Team Manager: Matthew Corry, Junior

Team Manager: Edmond Crowe Snr., Under 21 Team Manager: Jim McInerney.

2010

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Declan Hogan, Vice-

Chairman: Jim McInerney, Secretary: Noel Mulconroy, Assistant Secretary: David Moloney,

Treasurer: Raymond McInerney, PRO: Karl Quinn, County Board Delegate: Gerry Lynch,

Senior Team Manager: Jim McInerney, Junior Team Management: Owen Conlon, Raymond

McInerney, Under 21 Team Manager: Noel Mulconroy.

2011

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Brian Torpey, Vice-

Chairman: Jude O’Mahony, Secretary: Noel Mulconroy, Assistant Secretary: Paul Lynch,

Treasurer: Eugene Cooney, Assistant Treasurer: Declan Hogan, PRO: Karl Quinn.

Management Committee: Fr. Martin O’Brien, Raymond Stewart. Irish Officer: Daithí Ó

Maoldomhnaigh. Field Committee: Seamus Murphy, Kieran Brennan, Noel Mulconroy, Senior

Team Manager: Jim McInerney, Junior Team Manager: Matthew Corry, Under 21 Team

Management: Aidan Lynch, Paul Lynch, Eugene Cooney.

2012

President: Charles Murphy, Vice-President: Willie Boland, Chairman: Brian Torpey, Vice-

Chairman: Thomas Hogan, Secretary: Noel Mulconroy, Assistant Secretary: Olivia Harrison,

Treasurer: Eugene Cooney, Assistant Treasurer: Declan Hogan, PRO: Karl Quinn, Irish

Officer: Daithí Ó Maoldomhnaigh. Field Committee: Seamus Murphy, Joe Corbett, Senior

Team Manager: Jim McInerney, Junior Team Manager: John Hogan, Under 21 Team

Management: Aidan Lynch.

 

Dr. Tommy Daly

Dr. Tommy Daly was born in 1894 and resided at the square in Tulla. He died tragically on Monday the 21st September 1936. He played in many All-Ireland finals, wining five (four senior and one junior). He won his first All-Ireland medal in goal for Clare in 1914 in the Junior final.

 

Lament for Dr Tommy Daly

by Bryan MacMahon (1909-1998; Kerry)

On the wind'swept Hill of Tulla,
Where the Claremen place their dead,
Four solemn yews stand sentinel
Above a hurler's head,

And from the broken north lands
From Burren bleak and bare,
The dirge of Thomas Daly
Goes surging on through Clare. 

No more shall limewhite goalposts
Soar tapering and tall
Above the greatest goalman
That ever clutched a ball.
Nor yet he'll rouse the echoes
Of ash in native air,
Nor heed the throbbing thousands
Tense with pride of Clare. 

But wherever Clare does battle
And whoever guards the goal,
Whene'er the citadel is saved
The proud, the noble soul
Of sterling Thomas Daly
They shall recall and say
"God rest you Thomas Daly
On your wind'swept hill to-day". 

To think that never once again
He'll don with lightsome air
The claret-gold of Tulla
Nor the blue and gold of Clare.
-Perhaps they'll pray when feasts are high
And healed the wounds of fight,
"God rest you Thomas Daly
On your wind'swept hill to-night". 

The years shall silver temples
Of hurlers young and free
Till blows the long, long whistle
Of the eternal referee,
Then up the hillside lonely
They're borne with funeral tread,
To the wind'swept Hill of Tulla
Where the Claremen place their dead. 

Beyond this place of toil and tears
Beyond this plain of woe,
There is a bourne in Paradise
Where all the hurlers go,
And there in prime they're goaling
And race across the sod
And thrill our dead forefathers
On the level lawns of God.

On the wind'swept Hill of Tulla
Within whose breast so deep
With dreams of Resurrection Morn
A thousand hurlers sleep,
And with them Thomas Daly
Four yews above his head
On the wind'swept Hill of Tulla
Where the Claremen place their dead.

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