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Tipperary Club Focus – Drom & Inch GAA Club June 16th 2022

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Tipperary Club Focus – Drom & Inch GAA Club June 16th 2022

Brief History of Club  

Drom & Inch GAA is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Both hurling and Gaelic football are played in the “Mid-Tipperary” divisional competitions. The club is centred on the villages Drom, Inch and Barnane which lie near the Devil’s Bit mountain range. The club’s main grounds is located in Bouladuff, five miles outside Thurles. It is located on the main Thurles to Nenagh R498 road. The club’s second pitch is located in Drom Village on the road from Borrisoleigh to Templemore. The club won its first ever Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship in 2011 after a 1–19 to 2–14 win against Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA.

Drom & Inch Gaa club finds its origins back as far as 1887, when hurling was played by the separate teams of Drom, and Inch. The club is located in the heartland of hurling in Co. Tipperary. Recent history shows an emerging club that has established itself as one of the top clubs in Tipperary, both in terms of facilities and competitive teams. Drom & Inch have enjoyed success over the past 15 years at every level on the pitch and a landmark achievement in 2008 when 4 of Tipperary’s 15 players, that won the National Hurling League and Munster Championship, came from the parish they were Séamus Butler, Séamus Callanan, Éamonn Buckley and James Woodlock. Drom & Inch has often had players on All Ireland winning Tipperary teams down throughout the years. Drom & Inch have won county titles in hurling at every age from U-12 to Senior level. The facilities in Bouladuff grounds are one of the best in the county. It has 4 large dressing rooms, a kitchen, male,female and wheelchair friendly toilets, meeting room, hydrotherapy tank, scoreboard, dugouts, an Astro turf ball-wall and roofed stand. In 2021 we developed our second full size hurling pitch at our other premises in Drom. We are due to start work on a fully lit walking track around the perimeter of the grounds in late March 2022.

The ball was set rolling for the GAA following a meeting in Hayes’s Hotel Thurles on 1 November 1884. Through the following years clubs around the country began to affiliate to the organisation. By 1887 Drom & Inch were affiliated. Two men who were credited with a great amount of work done in the club at that time were John Laffan of Drom and John Brolan of Inch.


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