Cloyne hurling and football club is one of the oldest clubs in Cork county in fact one of the oldest in the country.The first recorded game involving a Cloyne team took place in late November 1887 when they played Little Island in the Aghada hurling tournament, the result of which is not known thus the Cloyne GAA club entered the recorded era almost exactly three years after the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
When Cloyne is spoken about in GAA terms the name of Christy Ring is the name that comes to mind,Christy is indeed the most famous Cloyne player.On a more parochial side of things famous Cloyne names to have worn the Red and Black down the years are the Rings,Cusacks,Cahills,Motherways,Ahernes,O Sullivans and its amazing that looking at the teams of the present era the same names are prevelant.
In recent times Cloyne have been well represented on Cork Senior hurling teams with Donal Og Cusack,Diarmuid O Sullivan and most recently Paudie O Sullivan flying the Cork flag.
Cork Senior Hurling Championship Beaten finalists 2004, 2005, 2006
Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship Winners 1966, 1970, 1997 Beaten
finalists 1913, 1992, 1996
Cork Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1939, 1961, 1987 Runners-Up
Cork Minor B Hurling Championship Winner 2005
East Cork Junior Hurling Championship Winners 1938, 1939, 1944, 1958,
1960, 1961, 1976, 1986, 1987 Runners-Up 1945, 1959, 1974, 1978
East Cork Junior Football Championship Winners 1976, 2001, 2008, 2009,
2010 Runners-Up 1980
Cork Junior Football Championship Winners 2010
For a more detailed chronolical look at the history of the Club the recently published club history " The Red and the Black" is a must read. This book can be purchased from any Committee Member.