Rapparees Starlights GAA
Rapparees Starlights GAA is a club located in Bellefield, near the centre of historic Enniscorthy. Fielding teams in hurling and camogie as the Rapparees, and in Gaelic football as the Starlights, the club was formed in 1972 after the coming together of four town clubs: the Shamrocks, the Starlights, St. Aidan’s and the Emmets – each with a proud tradition and a lasting legacy that has both carried on and flourished in the Rapparees Starlights. The club forms a large part of a wider, successful sporting community in Enniscorthy and many of these other organisations are located in close proximity to Bellefield.
As the town of Enniscorthy has developed hugely in the last decade, so too has the demand for Bellefield’s playing facilities with the club’s playing numbers also growing, in particular the number of young female players. Additionally, being located in the GAA heartland of County Wexford and having a vibrant and unique atmosphere as a venue, Bellefield has become the de facto second county ground after Wexford Park. As a result, the grounds have hosted Senior hurling and football county finals, National League games and even Leinster finals. While this tradition of hosting both club and county games continues and is welcome, it does however place added pressure on the demand for our playing facilities.
Over the course of the last year, and through the generosity of former members, the club has now permanently secured ground beside the main pitch which – when combined with that pitch – can be developed into a first class facility. Having recently captured Senior hurling and football titles, as well as several Underage successes, the club have now formulated an exciting plan for its continued development that matches both its ambition on the field as well as its commitment to further promote, accommodate and grow our games. This plan will be carried out in four phases over the next three years, and when complete will result in a top class facility that will benefit not just everyone who play Gaelic games, but all of the community.
The Club would like to thank you for the support already given and look forward to that continuing support.
Roll of Honour
Senior Football 1927, 1828, 1929, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1983, 2002, 2004, 2017, 2020
Senior Hurling 1978, 2021