Shannon Gaels GAA club is an Intermediate Football Club in West Clare based in the parish of Labasheeda, Kilmurry McMahon and Tullycrine. Shannon Gaels GAA Club has it’s home pitch in Labasheeda, Co. Clare.
Our club was formed in May 1887 under the name Labasheeda. Our first ever game was played against Kilmacduane(Cooraclare) on the 21st of that month. The game ended with a victory to Kilmacduane on a scoreline of 0-1 to 0-0. The club continued for another 13 years without any success, until 1900 when a parish team under the name St. Patricks captured the county title from Kilmihil by a winning margin of six points. It wasn’t until 1930 that the whole parish united as one club (Labasheeda). The name Shannon Gaels did not appear until 1940, however once again there was a split in the parish. With the split continuing, the Gaels captured the Cusack Cup in 1944. For a period of three years there was no club in the parish until 1949 when the parish once again united, this time under the name of Shannon Gaels and it has remained so to this day.
Roll of Honour:
County SFC - 1900, 1970, 1971.
Intermediate - 1999, 2002.
Junior Football - 1959.
Cusack Cup - 1930, 1971, 1975, 1976.
U-21A - 1967, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2019.
At Shannona Gaels GAA community is at the heart of our club. Everything we do helps to enrich the communities we serve. As a voluntary led organisation, it is our aim to continuously fill that role for our members with the help of you and any funding that we receive. Fundraising plays a huge role within our community. It determines the future of our organisation
Fundraising empowers our team and offers a sense of unity. It gives us that common goal to get behind, a single milestone that we can reach as a group, as a community, as a team. We are dedicated to ensuring that our family of games, and the values we live, enrich the lives of our members, families, and the community we live in. We foster a clear sense of identity and place, welcome everybody to be part of our club, we respect each other on and off the playing fields, we operate with integrity at all levels and we listen and respect the views of all
The GAA’s values are the heart and soul of our club. In every club around the world they are what connects us, what makes us unique and what attracts more and more players, members, volunteers and supporters.
Ní neart go cur le chéile (There is no strength without working together)