Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney 

GAA Club History


Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney - The story so far .....

The history of Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney, as probably suggested by the name, is the result of an amalgamation between two local clubs Arklow Geraldines and Ballymoney. As you will see from the history of both clubs each had it’s own successes at various stages, but the time had come when, in the interest of GAA in Arklow, a merging of clubs was necessary.

Ballymoney GAA Club

Ballymoney GAA dates back to 1906. It’s name derived from a small townland North of Arklow town. Early statistics are scarce, but it is believed the club survived until 1932.

Ballymoney was reformed in 1942 but had to wait until the “fifties” to experience real success on the playing fields. They achieved a famous “3 in a row”, between 1955 and 1957, in the South Wicklow Junior Hurling and Football Leagues. In between they won the 1955 Junior B Championship. Despite their successes the club disbanded again in 1962 and twelve years elapsed before the club would be reformed for the second time on 27th November 1974.

Once again success followed and the club finally broke from the ranks of Junior to achieve Intermediate status in 1980. This also coincided with the acquisition of a new pitch at Shelton. In 1981 they won the Intermediate county final and attained Senior status, a remarkable achievement in just 7 years since it’s reformation. The club was also making great headway in Juvenile competitions winning numerous trophies at all levels. 1994 was another wonderful year for Ballymoney winning the treble of Junior A Championship, League and Swan Cup. This is just a brief history of a wonderful club and it’s numerous achievements despite being twice disbanded and rising from the ashes each time to go on to bigger and better things.

Arklow Geraldines GAA

The first meeting of Arklow Geraldines was held on March 26th 1940, a time when Gaelic games had reached a low ebb in the town. Founder members at that historic meeting included former greats Billy Byrne, Pat Kinsella, Bill Neill, Joe New, Mick and Sean Boucher.

The following year, 1941, they won a Junior Championship. In 1942 they won the Junior hurling championship beating Ashford in a replay. In 1947 Arklow Gers reached the Inter mediate football final only to be beaten. However, they did win the Junior hurling cha mpionship that year. Arklow made a bold bid for the Senior football title in 1963 but suffered defeat at the hands of Baltinglass in a thrilling final at Aughrim. Two years later, in 1965, they reached the Senior hurling final and were unlucky to lose out to Carnew.

Despite winning 21 championships in as many years prior to 1969 in various grades they had never won that elusive Senior title, until October 09 2016 when a moment in AGB's history will always be remembered, AGB played Ballinacor in the Championship County Final and it looked like all was lost with only minutes to go until the final whistle until a quick thinking move from the goals saw the ball played carefully through the field and past the Ballinacor side,  where it landed into the hands of Cal Kelly who scored the winning goal, that crowned AGB winners of the Intermediate County Championship and then that Senior Title!  Following two stong years at Senior Level, and reaching the Quarter Finals in 2017, the Semi Finals in 2018, 2019 was the moment that turned AGBs History.  A succesfull year in both League and Championship, saw the AGB Senior Men reach the Final of 2019.  Unfortunately it wasn't to be for the gallant team that made Arklow so proud, a narrow defeat saw them finish defeated to St. Pats of Wicklow.  A momentous game of football, and a lead up to a Senior County Final that united a town and gave such pride to our club will always be remembered.
We look forward to what the new season of 2023 will bring on the football field.



We have two locations to call home...

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Pearses' Park

Pearses' Park is where our main pitch, juvenile pitch and astro pitch are located.  Generally used by all the Juvenile section for training, and the Ladies section for training,  Also used mainly for home matches, and the Wicklow County Hurling matches.

Pearses' Park, Vale Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
Postal Code: Y14 E425.

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Ballymoney GAA Grounds

Ballymoney Pitch is where our newly opened Clubhouse is located and a training pitch. Generally used by the Senior, Minor and Junior Mens teams for training, and often used for some Ladies and Juvenile matches.

Ballymoney, Shelton, Beech Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
Postal Code: Y14 WK28.

For Clubhouse Bookings for functions and events please contact the AGB Ballymoney Complex Committee by email.

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We should like to thank our Sponsors and Supporters....

Our sponsors...

Morgan Doyle
GAA Community
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Wood Industries (Rathdrum) Ltd
Arklow Bay Hotel
LMH Engineering
Arklow Marine Services
Pearse Park, Arklow, Co.Wicklow

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Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney
Pearses' Park, Vale Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow
085 870 5151 / 087 350 8809

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