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Kilcummin GAA Club was founded in 1910. While there is evidence that football was played in Kilcummin long before 1910 it was in that year that the club was offically founded and the club first affiliated to the Kerry County Board in 1913. Indeed Kilcummin contested the senior county championship final in 1903 and again in 1913 going down to Tralee Mitchels and Killarney respectively.

Kilcummin won the first ever East Kerry League competition that was played in 1925 and to this day have remained a competitive presence in East Kerry and County Competitions.

In 1973 the club won it’s first and only East Kerry Senior Championship title in a year that the County Junior Championship was also secured.

County Junior Champions again followed in 1991 and then in 1997 the club made a major break through winning the County Intermediate Championship.

Kilcummin have remained a senior championship club every since and contested the 2002 senior county championship final, loosing out to Kerins O’Rahillys.

In 2007 Kilcummin were defeated in the senior county championship semi final by Feale Rangers following a replay but considering that Kilcummin were the club team that advanced furthest in the competition, Kilcummin represented Kerry in the Munster Club Championship. A fantastic day was had by all associated with club in Ennis in October 2007 when Kilcummin defeated Lisseycasey to qualify for a Munster Club Championship semi final. Kilcummin lost that semi final to Ballinacourtey however it was a wonderful experience for all.

2010 is the centenary year of the club and it is fitting that in their centenary year Kilcummin should win the Minor Championship title, defeating South Kerry by 1 point in a suberb final.

5 Kilcummin men have won senior All Ireland medals with Kerry, Eugene Moriarty, Dee O’Connor, Sean Kelly, Mike McCarthy & Brendan Kealy who continues to be the current Kerry goalkeeper.

Of course we must mention our former club chairman, Sean Kelly, who held the office of President of the GAA from 2003-2006 becomming the first Kerryman to hold the post.

Kilcummin has always been well represented in Scor over the years and the club have 5 All Ireland titles to their name, 2 in set dancing and 3 in solo singing, one to Margaret Counihan and 2 to Patrice O’Connor.

Ladies football is now a very big part of the club and in the past two years the club have a senior ladies team which has made great strides in such a short period of time.

The club is vibrant at underage level with boys and girls teams in all age groups from u6 to 16.

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