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Formed in 1994
Éire Óg Corrachoill Hurling Club is the hurling club for Caragh, Prosperous and locality. The club was formed in 1994 after the amalgamation of Éire Óg of Caragh and Corrachoill of Prosperous. The club colours are maroon and yellow and is based at Donore, Caragh near to Mondello International Racetrack.
First mentions of hurling in the area
The first record of any kind of hurling success in the locality involves the Clongorey Campaigners. RIC records from 1890 show that Clongorey Campaigners had 38 members with Dan Kelly, John Murphy, Pat Fullam and James Kelly listed as officers. Clongorey reached the senior hurling championship final in 1891 and but were defeated by Maynooth.
Hurling was introduced to Prosperous in the mid 70s. The club initially played under the name of Caragh and played their home games at St. Farnan’s Park in Prosperous. Caragh won its first league title in 1983 and in 1984 won its first junior championship and was also successful in retaining its league title. The hurling club changed its name to Corrachoill hurling club in the mid 80s. The club won its first intermediate championship title as Corrachoill in 1988. Corrachoill moved to the playing pitches of the secondary school in the village in the 90s. The club had considerable underage success in the early 90s with the under 12 team falling to a defeat after a replay against Confey in the championship and the Under 13 team winning the league.
The club won its first intermediate championship in 1960 and enjoyed a great period of dominance in Kildare senior hurling championship spanning from 1964-1977 winning 9 of the 11 finals they were in. On two occasions they were denied a five in a row by Ardclough who won the senior championship themselves 4 times in the same period. The club won their second intermediate championship in 1975. They were to endure a barren spell reaching the championship final in 1984 and winning but losing in 1987 and 1990 to Coill Dubh on both occasions and again in 1992 this time losing to Castledermott and suffering defeat once more to Coill Dubh in 1993.
Éire Óg Corrachoill
Éire Óg Corrachoill won its first intermediate championship title in 1996. In 1999 the club reached its first senior hurling championship final. However they were defeated by Coill Dubh 1-14 to 1-6. The minor team won the minor B hurling championship final defeating St. Patrick’s 4-21 to 1-05 in 2008.
Kildare Hurling Team of the Millennium
Pat Dunny (Éire Óg) *
Mick Mullins (Éire Óg)
* Pat Dunny was the only player chosen for both the Kildare football and hurling teams of the millennium, one of two players to play hurling and football for Leinster on the same day, a Cuchulainn All Stars Award winner in 1967 and later chairman of Kildare GAA county board.
- Junior Hurling Championship 1984
- Junior Hurling League 1983, 1984
- Intermediate Hurling Championship 1988
- Kildare Senior Hurling Championship 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1984
- Intermediate Hurling Championship 1960, 1975
Éire Óg Corrachoill
- Intermediate Hurling Championship 1996