J.K. Bracken’s Gaelic Athletic Club is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club centred on the parish of Templemore, Clonmore and Killea in County Tipperary, Ireland. It plays in the Tipperary GAA county and Mid-Tipperary divisional competitions. JK Brackens is one of only two or three clubs that consistently compete in the Tipperary club championships at senior grade in both the hurling and Gaelic Football. The club is also nationally renowned as one of the country’s leading GAA Scór clubs, and in 2016 began the promotion of GAA Handball within the club. Currently, the club fields 17 teams from under 6 up to senior grades and has approximately 250 playing members.
The club is named after Joseph Kevin Bracken of Templemore, who was one of the seven founding members of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884. Furthermore, Bracken was the first Chairman of the Tipperary County Board, he served as vice president of the GAA, and of the original seven signatories, he was the longest serving member on the GAA national executive. He was an elected representative and chairman of Templemore Urban District Council, and was a member of the oath-bound republican organisation the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood)