Gaelic Football has a very long and proud history and tradition in St Kieran’s College. St Kieran’s is renowned for producing very talented hurling teams and players all of whom wear the jersey with great pride on the football pitch.
Gaelic football continues to thrive year after year and was played in the school as far back as the early 1900’s when regular ‘friendlies’ were played with St Peter’s College, Wexford. The Leinster Colleges Championships began in 1917-1918 but it wasn’t until 1922 that the school entered the Leinster Colleges Championships in both hurling and football for the first time at senior level. When they did it was with a flourish, for the hurling and football teams, both captained by Michael Teehan at the time, won both the senior hurling title and the senior football title in the one year. This fantastic Leinster Double is well documented in our schools sporting history.St Kieran’s continued to play Gaelic football after this period, at all grades having some memorable victories along the way.
Presently Gaelic football is played both at Junior and Juvenile levels with some great success in recent years.
- In 2002 the Junior team won the South Leinster title and reached the Leinster Final.
- In 2003 the Juvenile team won the South Leinster title, which they repeated in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.
- In 2011 the Juvenile team were crowned Leinster B Champions for the first time since 1989.
It is with great pride that the school continues to compete in both Junior and Juvenile level in Gaelic football.