Kilcock GAA

Kilcock

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Kilcock is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club in Kilcock, County Kildare, Ireland, winner of five Kildare Senior Football Championship: (1914, 1917, 1955, 1957, 1958) and Kildare club of the year in 1982. Located on the border with County Meath, Kilcock has a long and proud tradition of Gaelic Games. Traditionally Kilcock draws it players from the village itself as well as the surrounding rural areas of Laragh, Ballycaghan, Clonfert and Belgard.HistoryKilcock GAA began life as Kilcock O’Connell’s and were one of the strongest early GAA clubs in Kildare. Christy Rochfort was a prominent footballer and referee of the early years. Six Kilcock men have won All Ireland Senior Football Championships with Kildare(1905,1919).Kilcock won their first Senior Football Championship in 1914 beating Clane GAA 1-4 to 0-4. Kilcock repeated this success in 1917 beating Kilcullen GAA by 5-0 to 2-1.The 1950s was a glorious decade for Kilcock. Winning the Junior A and overall Junior championship of 1950, the club won promotion to the senior ranks in 1953 and won the Leader Cup (Division One League) the same year. This was followed by Senior Football Championship titles in 1955, 1957 and 1958. Kilcock last won the Kildare Senior Football Championship in 1958 when they defeated Round Towers GAA (Kildare) on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-8. On each occasion the Kilcock team were welcomed home to the Fair Green in the village where it is said that the porter flowed uninterrupted for days on end and the bonfires burned long into the night.