There has been a club in existence in the parish since 1887. There is a GAA sports field with changing rooms and stand. In 2010, Effin hurling team won their first ever county Junior Hurling final. In 2011 we won Limerick Intermediate Hurling County Championship and went on to represent Limerick and won the Munster Intermediate Title defeating Ballyduff in a memorable day in Newcastle West. The team went on to the All-Ireland Semi Final but defeated in the All-Ireland semi-final by Na Fianna. In 2012 the club celebrated 125 years in existence. We won the Intermediate Championship in 2021 They now play in the
Premier Intermediate League. In 2012 the club celebrated 125 years in existence.
A number of Effin hurlers have played for inter-county teams, including Paddy Carroll Tommy Bluett Nicky Quaid, Ned Rea, Conor O'Donovan and Tommy Quaid.