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Club HistoryMoyne-Templetuohy GAA Club History

 

Hurling and football were played in Moyne and Templetuohy long before 1884, but the founding of the Galeic Athletic Association was followed by an increase in activity locally. One of Moyne's first documented games is an encounter with Tullaroan in 1887 when they defeated the Kilkenny men in Johnstown by 2-2 to nil. Templetouhy played Gortnahoe on the same day.

 

In the early years of the 20th century Moyne and Templetuohy separately affiliated a variey of teams, with Templetuohy having its first major success in the Mid Tipperary Senior Football championship of 1911. In 1913, Ed. O'Keefe became the first player to represent Templetuohy on a Tipperary hurling team when he was selected by County Champions, Toomevara in 1913. In 1914 'Templetuohy and Castleiney United' won the Mid and County Championships.

 

Moyne recorded their first championship success in the Mid Junior Hurling Championship of 1917. In 1918, they defeated Ileigh in the Intermediate final.

 

1936 marked the beginning of Moyne-Templetuohy combinations in Gaelic Games. In that year the parish affiliated as 'Moyne and Templetuohy' for hurling and 'Templetuohy and Moyne' for football.In its first season the club contested the Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Final,giving the holders,Thurles Sarsfields a real fright.

 

In 1938, the GAA grounds at Longorchard, where Gaelic Games had been played for many years, were secured for the parish after a legal battle between the club and the new owners of the part of the Longorchard estate containing the pitch.

 

Between 1940 and 1950 the club contested four Mid Senior Football Finals and two Hurling Finals. After winning the Mid Final of 1949,Templetuohy faced Galtee Rovers in the County Final. Though beaten by a margin of 3-2 to 1-2, Templetuohy were awarded the game after Galtee Rovers were discovered to have had a number of illegal players on their team.

 

During the 1950's a new club, Moyne-St Albert's emerged in the parish to cater for younger players who were not getting games with the established teams. This club petered out after a couple of years, however, and the groundwork began for the most successful period in the club's history. After a series of underage victories in the early 1960's, Moyne recorded its first ever senior championship victory over Thurles Sarsfields in the Mid. Semi-Final of 1966 but had to wait until 1970 for its first Mid. Tipperary Senior Hurling championship victory.

 

Moyne-Templetuohy had its proudest momentent in 1971 when the club secured a 2-8 to 0-6 victory over Roscrea in the the County Senior Hurling final. While never repeating the success of 1971, the club had Mid Senior Hurling victories in 1976 and 1977. In the 1980's there were a number of memorable football victories for the club.In 1980 Templetuohy defeated Arravale Rovers to win the Co. Junior Football Final. This was followed by the club's first ever Co. Intermediate football Final victory in 1981.Two more highlights in the footballing history of the club were the Mid Senior Final victories over Loughmore-Castleiney in 1986 and 2001.

 

In 1991 the club began a new phase with the amalgamation of the separate hurling and football clubs in the parish. Under the amalgamation agreement the name Cumann Iomanaíochta agus Peil Maighean agus Tempall Na Tuaithe was chosen as the name of the club and it was agreed to develop the pitch at Longorchard as the club's grounds. In 1999 the new clubhouse was opened and a second pitch layed to cater for the large numbers of juvenile and adult players involved in the club.

 

Having been relegated to Intermediate Hurling in 199?, the young players of the club are working hard to regain senior status. After a narrow defeat in the Co. Intermediate final of 2001 we look forward to taking the final step this year to restore the club to its rightful status among the top senior teams in the Mid. division.

 

As well as promoting Gaelic Games, the club has a proud history of involvement in Scór and has had many worthwhile winners over the years. In the past twelve months also, a Ladies'Football team has been established and already has a large membership.