Club History

At the start of 1989, on the initiative of Mick Divilly and Mick Feeney, a group of enthusiasts came together with a view to set up a GAA club in Confey. Those who attended the first meeting on Jan 19, 1989 in 390 River Forest (Divilly's) were Tom Connolly, Jimmy Creighton (RIP), Mick Divilly, John Feerick, Mick Feeney, Tom Gavigan, Paddy Keegan, Larry Keenahan and Des Quinlan. This led to a public meeting in Scoil San Carlo on Jan 30 where the idea got unanimous support from the people of Confey and an application was made to Kildare County Board for ratification. Confey GAA club was officially ratified by Kildare County Board on Feb 27, 1989.


An adult football team was immediately set up and played its first competitive game in a challenge against Kilcock and this was soon followed by the first official league game against Cappagh. Adult hurling was also set up that year and claimed the Junior B Hurling Championship in its first year. Football claimed success in the early years with an under 15 team winning the Leinster Og Sport competition in Longford in 1992. Ladies Football and Camogie were also started with successes in the early years with the ladies going on to achieve success in Leinster at Junior and Intermediate level and the camogie teams at juvenile and adult level also annexing county titles.


Juvenile football structures were soon put in place and the club began to field teams from U10 upwards. Juvenile hurling was set up in 1992 and it was the U12 hurling team of 1993 which brought the first county title to Confey when they defeated Moorefield in the Division 3 final.


Off the field of play the club purchased its own pitches in the early 1990s and opened a clubhouse with dressing rooms, sports hall, bar and meeting rooms in 1997 after just eight years in existence.


On the field of play the club has been extremely successful in all aspects of Gaelic Games:


Adult Football:

Senior Team

2006 Leinster Club Intermediate Football Champions,

2006, 2011 Kildare Intermediate Football Champions, 

2003 Kildare Junior Football Champions,

2004 Kildare Senior Football League Division - 2 Winners

2008 Kildare Senior Football "Aldridge" Cup Winners,

2002 Kildare Junior Football "Keogh" Cup Winners,

2003 Naas GAA / Jack Higgins Cup Winners.

Junior Team

2006 Kildare Intermediate Football B Champions,

2014 Kildare Senior Football Reserve - C Champions,

2007, 2012 Kildare Senior Football League Division - 4 Winners,

1998 Kildare Junior Football League Division - 2 Winners.

Junior Team (3rd)

2004 Kildare Junior Football C Champions.

Under 21 Team

1995 Under 21 Football B Champions.

Minor Team

2002 Kildare Minor Football Champions,

2002, 2003 Kildare Minor Football League Division - 1 Winners,

1994, 1996 Kildare Minor Football League Division - 4 Winners.

Adult Hurling: 

Senior Team

2007, 2008, 2012 Kildare Senior Hurling Champions, 

2002 Kildare Intermediate Hurling Champions,

2008, 2014 Kildare Senior Hurling League Division - 1 Winners, 

 2002 Kildare Intermediate Hurling League

1997 Senior Hurling League Division - 2 Winners, 

Junior Team

2013 Kildare Intermediate Hurling B Champions

2004 Kildare Junior Hurling Champions 

2013 Kildare Senior Hurling League Division - 3 Winners

2004 Kildare Junior Hurling League Winners

Under 21 Team

2004, 2008 Kildare Under 21 Hurling Champions

Minor Team

2003 Kildare Minor Hurling Champions, 

1998 Kildare Minor Hurling B Champions,

2002, 2003, 2004 Kildare Minor Hurling League Division - 1 Champions 

2013 Kildare Minor Hurling League Division - 2 Winners (St. Columba's (Confey & Leixlip))


Ladies Football: 

2000 Leinster Club Ladies Intermediate Football Champions,

1999 Kildare Ladies Junior Football Champions

2009, 2012 Kildare Ladies Senior Football Champions

2000 Kildare Ladies Intermediate Football Champions

1999 Kildare Ladies Junior Football Champions

2012 Kildare Ladies Senior Football League Division - 1 Winners,

2000, 2001, 2002 Kildare Ladies Minor Football League Division - 1 Winners


1996 Kildare Junior Camogie Champions

1997 Kildare Adult Camogie League Division - 2 Winners, .


At juvenile level numerous titles have been won at all age groups and grades since 1989 both at North Kildare and Bord Na nOg levels.


Further information available from Confey Chairperson Joanne Keenahan on 0870906625