1880's

  • A team from Rath and Kilnaboy played in the first Senior Hurling Championship in 1887. They beat Kilmaley in the first round, but were beaten by Ennis in the next round.
  • Hurling, before the turn of the century, was a very different game from the game we know today. There was very little organised competition. Games were organised on a local basis, and hurling matches were played at Kells Meadow, Coad and Clifden.