Sean Treacy’s were founded in 1973 as a hurling Club in the Lurgan primarily as a result of interest in the sport Generated by the late Alf Murray’s drive to promote the sport in the 1960’s.The Club had early success in 1975 winning an Armagh Minor championship and contesting 2 Armagh Senior championship finals in 1977 and 1978. The Club was fairly strong in the 1980’s and was unfortunate to lose narrowly in the then Intermediate Championship to Cuhulain’s, Keady and Middletown. The Club had to wait until 2006 for its first success at senior level when the Junior Championship was won for the first time. 2007 saw the Senior Team appear in its first Senior Championship for many years.
2009 however was the most successful year for the club ever, the senior squad backboned by players from 2006 but with a new batch of younger players the product of the Club’s coaching and primary schools programmes won both Division 2 of the ACHL and the Junior Championship, and played Senior Championship again in 2010. McCormick Cup success followed in 2011 when Sean Treacy’s defeated both Keady and then Middletown on the way to claiming the title.
Over the years the Club has provided players to County Panels. During the late 70’s the Club was represented on the County team by Conor McGeown, Andy McDonald and Jim Burns. Other players who represented the Club on county teams were Cathal Austin, Chris Shine and Paul Welsh. Chris McAlinden, Anthony Carville, Raymond Daly and Brendan Coleman from the present team have all represented Armagh at all levels and Paddy Devine has represented Tyrone.
The Club continues to provide Hurling at all ages from Under 8 through to Senior, our recently formed Under Age Committee is tasked with imbuing every team in the Club with the skills and dedication required to replicate our success at Senior Level at other grades.
Chairman: Cathal Austin
18, Bay Rampart, Derrytrasna, Lurgan, BT66 6QL
Acting Secretary: Kelly Laverty
Underage Contact: Colm McCrory
Senior Team: Contact Cathal Austin
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