Over the last few years the club has concentrated on developing underage hurling and this year we will be fielding teams at all age levels from u8 to u16.
The history of James Stephens Hurling Club
Players regularly perform across all age levels
Coaches train on a regular basis upcoming talents
James Stephens HC HISTORY
In recent times, hurling in North Mayo was revived in the mid 1980’s, when a group of hurling enthusiasts made up predominantly of forestry workers and departments officials from the traditional hurling counties, got together to form a North Mayo team to participate in the Mayo Senior hurling championship. The venture was supported and financed by the North Mayo GAA Board. The side went onto win the 1988 county senior hurling title.
Underage hurling began to flourish in the late 1980’s in North Mayo. Ballina Stephenites fielded underage teams in the Mayo Juvenile Competitions under the guidance of TJ Tyrell – a native of Galway. Ballina Stephenites won the 1996 Mayo Senior Hurling Championship title with many of these underage graduates.
In 2005 James Stephens Hurling Club was founded and in 2007 the club became Mayo Senior Hurling Champions and went on to contest the Connacht Club Final against Portumna. Over the last few years the club has concentrated on developing underage hurling and this year we will be fielding teams at all age levels from u8 to u16. The club has represented Mayo in the Féile na nGael National finals in 2011 and 2013.
BECOME PART OF HURLING CLUB
The key role of the Club Children’s Officer is to ensure the implementation and promotion of the relevant Child Welfare and Protection Codes and Guidelines for good practice in the Club so we can ensure that young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from our Gaelic Games in safe and enjoyable surroundings.