Leixlip GAA Club was founded in 1887
Their grounds are at Radley Park, Green Lane, Leixlip, County Kildare.
Their colours are maroon and white.
Their nickname is The Lip
Leixlip are primarily a Gaelic Football Club
My husband's 1st cousin 1 x removed was Matt Goff (1901-1956). He was a famous Leixlip Gaelic footballer. He is buried in Confey Cemetery. He played full back on the famous Kildare teams of the mid 1920's and 1930's. He won the Leinster and All Irelands in 1927 and 1928. The team won the Sam Maquire Trophy in 1928. He has a bridge named after him to commemorate his contribution to Gaelic football. This is the Matt Goff Bridge on the Interchange Bridge in Leixlip. The plaque on the bridge was unveiled by Tom Malone who we met on a trip to Ireland. He was born Matt Gough but the name was mis-spelt when he signed for Gaelic football. His father Thomas Gough was my husband's great uncle.
What a great connection to have! Have you added him to the Ancestor Chronicles? Here's a video that explains the process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG2FDXyo4EQ&t=1s
My Grandmother was Mary Coffey ( nee Gough ) her uncle was Matt Gough ,I remember her and her brother kit always talking about the great Matt Gough and I've now found out about the bridge named after him
Very Proud Moment
Jimmy Farrell is my name by the way
Hi Jimmy. How great for you to get in touch and to know that you are related to my husband Jim. I have done extensive research of the Gough family and I have lots of information about Matt Goff including photos etc which I would love to share with you. We visit Leixlip every year and meet up with Jim's family. Where are you situated? I'm not sure if you are allowed to contact me direct, if so I will let you have my email. Who was your grandmother's father and mother? Who did your grandmother marry? What are your father and mother's names? This will help me in my research.
Dorothy my grandmothers name was Mary Gough her Mother was also Mary Gough I think ,I'm not sure of her Father's name but they lived in Leinster cottages in Maynooth
She had a brother Christopher and sisters Rita and Annie gough and she married Stephen Coffey and moved to Skerries in north Co Dublin where I live now