1996 marked a milestone in the history of both Tynagh and Abbey/Duniry hurling clubs when they joined forces at under age level.
The decision to amalgamate was not taken lightly but a decline in population and a smaller pool of under age players in both parishes left little choice if hurling was to survive and be played at a higher level. The vision and courage of those involved smoothed the way for the amalgamation that was to take place at adult level in 2004.
After playing at senior level in their first year the club was relegated to Intermediate reaching the quarter final in 2006 and 2007 and the semi final in 2008 before regaining senior status in 2009.
The clubs Roll of Honour includes
1998 Eleven a Side A
1999 Thirteen a Side B
2000 Fifteen a Side C
2005 Fifteen a Side B
County Under 13 No Solo
2004 and 2005
2004 B County Champions
2011 A County Champions
Tynagh Abbey Duniry also won juvenile club of the year in 2004
2009 County championship
2009 Connacht Championship
2011 County championship
2003 Thirteen a Side B
2004 and 2005 Thirteen a Side A
2001 Seven a Side A
Tynagh and Abbey Duniry Neighbouring Parishes
As neighbouring parishes both Tynagh and Abbey Duniry have in fact combined to produce teams several times since the foundation of the GAA.
In the early 1900s there were two separate clubs in Abbey and Duniry The records of the county convention held in Loughrea on January 21st 1907 show that Abbey was represented by Mr. Hynes and a Mr. Abberton and Duniry club by P. Walsh and J. Glennon.
Tynagh are listed as County senior hurling runners up in 1889 and 1896.
Between 1900 and 1906 there was no team in Tynagh but several players from the parish including John Smyth and Darby Gilchrist who were on the Galway team during that period were on the Duniry team who were runners up to Mullagh and Peterswell in the County senior finals of 1906 and 1907.
In 1917 Abbey won the county junior final.
In the late forties Tynagh again had a strong senior team who were runners up to the Army team in 1947 and loosing the 1948 semi final to St. Colmans.
Due to declining numbers in Abbey Duniry during in the 1960s players from Abbey Duniry participated with Tynagh and when Tynagh won the county junior title in 1971 Abbey Duniry players joined Tynagh to form a senior and Intermediate team in 1972 before going their separate ways again in 1976.
Tynagh were runners up in county minor A in 1982 and 1983, runners up in under 16 in 1984 won the under 21 A in 1985 and were Intermediate champions in 1987.
Abbey Duniry won the Junior Hurling Centenary Cup in 1984 and the Junior county championship in 1986 and following a replay with Portumna were crowned Intermediate Champions in 1989.