Who are we?
We are a club with a proud tradition based in the southside of Limerick city. We are located in Our Lady of Queen of Peace Parish and we cater to the southside Estates of Limerick City.
The club was founded in 1962 with the aim of developing Gaelic games on the southside and also to act as a club for the past members of Sexton Street CBS. It is from here that the name ‘Old Christians’ was conjured. The clubs original home was Cannon Punch Park on the Hyde road (currently Hyde Rangers FC grounds). The current club grounds, Rathbane playing fields were used by the CBS for athletics, PE, and hurling in which the school won several Harty Cups. We have produced many quality hurlers and footballers down through the years, many of them playing at an inter-county level.
To date, our most esteemed hurlers are National League winner Ger Hegarty of the 1990’s and legendary Limerick hurler and All-Ireland Winner 1973 Bernie Hartigan.
Currently, we have 4 teams in the club: Men’s Junior, Under 11’s, 9’s, and 7’s. It is no secret within Limerick GAA circles regarding the difficulty that the club has had in recent years, however, this is something that has already begun to change and green shoots for the future can already be seen.
With our top-class facilities and our academy attracting more young stars every passing year we are very optimistic that the future of our club will be far brighter than our recent past. However in saying this our devoted clubmen and volunteers can always do with a hand and we are always welcome to new players, new coaches and new members who wish to see our historic club thrive.
If you are interested in becoming a coach of the stars of the future the door is always open to getting involved at any level and at any function.
Although in years gone by we have competed at the top tier of Limerick hurling, we currently play at Junior A level. However, backed by a team of ambitious and devoted volunteers and players we aim to regain our rightful place in the upper echelons of Limerick hurling in years to come.
In 2022 to coincide with our 60th anniversary we launched an ambitious development plan. We aim to exponentially grow memberships and participation in the coming years, becoming a highly competitive hurling club at adult and underage levels. We have restarted our academy levels with the aim of nurturing talent in our communities and want to firmly re-establish ourselves as the heartbeat of our community.