Roll Of Honour

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 Roll of Honour:
Senior:
All-Ireland Club Champions:

                              (4)                     1995, 1998, 2002, 2003

Leinster Club Champions:

                              (7)                     1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007

County Champions

                             (22)                    1912, 1913, 1915, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1946
                                                         1948, 1971, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001,
                                                         2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Intermediate:

                              (4)                      1997, 1998, 1999, 2007

Junior:

                              (1)                      1985

St Brendan’s U-21:

                             (11)                     1966, 1979, 1980, 1982 (Birr), 1988, 1990, 
                                                         1991, 1993, 2003 20062007

Minor:           

                            (18)                      1929, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 
                                                         1954, 1964, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1987, 
                                                         1988, 1989, 2003, 2004

Under 16:        

                            (29)                      1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1948, 1949, 
                                                         1950, 1951, 1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1972,
                                                         1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986,
                                                         1987, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005

Under 14:

                            (15)                      1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985
                                                         1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 20052008

Under 12:

                            (5)                        1989, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005

Junior Football:        

                           (5)                          1918, 1946, 1992, 2001, 2005

Under 14 Football:        

                           (2)                          1982, 1984

 

All-Ireland Club Champion Teams
2002/03

Birr 1-19   Dunloy (Antrim) 0-11

Birr scorers: – S. Whelahan 0-8, D. Pilkington 1-2, G. Hanniffy 0-2, R. Hanniffy 0-2, P. Molloy 0-2, S. Browne 0-2, Brian Whelahan 0-1.

Birr: – B. Mullins, G. Cahill, J. Errity, J.P. O’Meara, N. CIaffey, Brian Whelahan, D. Franks, Barry Whelahan, J. Pilkington, R. Hanniffy, G. Hanniffy, L. Power, P. Molloy, S. Whelahan, D. Pilkington. Sub: – S. Browne.

2001/02
Birr 2-10   Clarinbridge (Galway) 1-5

Birr scorers: – S. Whelahan 0-4, D. Pilkington 1-0, J. Pilkington 1-0, S. Browne 0-2, G. Hanniffy 0-2, R. Hanniffy 0-1, Brian Whelahan 0-1.

Birr: – B. Mullins, G. Cahill, J. Errity, J.P. O’Meara, N. Claffey, Brian Whelahan, D. Franks, R. Hanniffy, Barry Whelahan, J. Pilkington, G. Hanniffy, L. Power, S. Browne, S. Whelahan, D. Pilkington. Sub: – P. Molloy for L. Power (51mins).

1997/98
Birr 1-13   Sarsfields (Galway) 0-9

Birr scorers: – D.Hanniffy 1-3, G.Cahill 0-3, J.Pilkington 0-2, D.Pilkington 0-2, Barry Whelahan 0-1, C.McGlone 0-1, D.Regan 0-1.

Birr: – Brian Mullins, Simon Whelehan, Joe Errity, Gareth Doorley, Barry Whelehan, Brian Whelehan, Niall Claffey, Johnny Pilkington, Gary Hanniffy, Darren Hanniffy, Conor McGlone, Declan Pilkington, Gary Cahill, Daithi Regan, Paul Carroll. Subs: – Oisin O’Neill for Paul Carroll, Liam Power for Conor McGlone, Conor Hanniffy, Martin Errity, Brian Hennessy, Noel Hogan, Kenneth Spillane, Shane Walsh, Barry Milne.

1994/95
Birr 0-9 Dunloy (Antrim) 0-9

Birr scorers: – D Pilkington 0-2, A Cahill 0-2, J Pilkington 0-1, C McGlone 0-1, O O’Neill 0-1, P Murphy 0-1, D Regan 0-1.

Birr: – Robbie Shields, Michael Hogan, Joe Errity, Brian Hennessy, Brian Whelehan, Gary Cahill, Noel Hogan, Johnny Pilkington, Daithi Regan, Oisin O’Neill, Conor McGlone, Declan Pilkington, Simon Whelehan, Paul Murphy, Adrian Cahill. Sub: Ray Landy for Simon Whelehan, Matt Feenane, Louis Vaughan, Frankie Pilkington, Gary Hanniffy, Darren Hanniffy, Conor Hanniffy, Gareth Doorley, Declan Brady, Tony Murphy, Liam Power, Johnny Carroll.

Birr 3-13 Dunloy (Antrim) 2-3 (Replay)

Birr scorers: – A. Cahill 0-6, P. Murphy 2-0, D. Pilkington 1-2, B. Whelahan 0-4, C. McGlone 0-1.

Birr: – Robbie Shields, Michael Hogan, Joe Errity, Brian Hennessy, Brian Whelehan, Gary Cahill, Noel Hogan, Johnny Pilkington, Daithi Regan, Oisin O’Neill, Conor McGlone, Declan Pilkington, Simon Whelehan, Paul Murphy, Adrian Cahill. Subs: – Matt Feenane for Oisin O’Neill, Ray Landy for Michael Hogan, Louis Vaughan for Conor McGlone, Frankie Pilkington, Gary Hanniffy, Darren Hanniffy, Conor Hanniffy, Gareth Doorley, Declan Brady, Tony Murphy, Liam Power, Johnny Carroll.

Leinster Final Appearances:

1991: Birr 2-14, Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 0-3.
1994: Birr 0-10, Oulart-the-Battagh (Wexford) 0-10.
Replay – Birr 3-7, Oulart-the-Ballagh 2-5.
1997: Birr 0-11, Castletown (Laois) 0-5.
1999: Birr 1-16, Castletown 0-11.
2001: Birr 0-10, Castletown 1-7.
Replay – Birr 2-10, Castletown 0-5.
2002: Birr 2-5, Young Irelands 1-2.
2003: O’Loughlin Gaels 0-15 Birr 0-9
2007: Birr 1-11 to 0-13 Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin)
2008: Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 2-13 Birr 1-11

Birr’s All-Stars:

Johnny Pilkington 1990

Brian Whelahan 1992; 1995; 1998; 1999