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Background of Castletown Liam Mellows  GAA Club

 

Records show that football was played around the area since 1887 when a team from Castletown went to play a football match in a field near the Kish.

 

Later on in the 1920’s era, the team from around the area was called the Lily Whites.

 

The club became known as Castletown in the early 1930’s.  The team at that time was made up of players from Castletown, Inch, Coolgreany and some players from the Tara Hill area. At that time there was a team from the Rock which later became Ballinglen and the players from Tara Hill and around played for that team. There was great rivalry at that time between Castletown and Ballinglen.

 

Ballinglen won the County Junior Football final in 1948. On that team were some of the fathers of the players who won Co. Senior titles with Castletown in the 60's and 70's.

 

Castletown appeared in their first County Junior Final in 1949 but were beaten in a replay by Camross. They were also beaten in the final in 1953 by Taghmon, also in a replay.  But in 1960 that was all put right when they beat Volunteer’s in a replay.

 

The Club has been very successful since then.  They won the first Senior title in 1965 and went on to win ten titles, the last being 2010.  The Club won four Premier Under 21 titles and a few Junior B titles and have underage titles in various grades.

 

Liam Mellows

 

After Castletown’s success in 1960 and Wexford winning the All-Ireland Hurling Final, it was decided to form a hurling club.  The new Club was called Liam Mellows in honour of the executed Irish Republican. They played their first game in Gorey against Craanford. The Club was very successful, they won the district title in 1963 but were beaten in the County Semi-Final by St. Martins.  In 1964, after again winning the Gorey District, Liam Mellows had a great win over Blackwater in the County Semi-Final and on a wet day in Bellfield, history was made when Liam Mellows overcame Na Fianna from Wexford town to win the Junior Championship.

 

Liam Mellows went on to contest the County Intermediate Final in 1965 but were beaten by Buffers Alley. The team made up for that loss in 1967 when they beat Shellmaliers to take the title. The Club played Senior for three years before being relegated.

 

The Junior B title was won in 1990 and the Club has been very successful at various grades at underage.

 

The Club in recent years have started a Camogie and Ladies Football teams and both codes have proved their success with wins at County Level.

 

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