History of the GAA

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In History
  • The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded.

    The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded.
    The GAA is founded in Hayes' Hotel, in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
  • The first All Ireland hurling final takes place

    The first  All Ireland hurling final takes place
    Tipperary defeat Galway on a score of 1-1 to 0-0. Although it does not take place until 1888, it is the final of the 1887 Hurling Championship.
  • The first All Ireland football final takes place.

    The first All Ireland football final takes place.
    Limerick beat Louth by 1-4 to 0-3. Although it took place in 1888, it was the final of the 1887 championship.
  • First official camogie matches.

    First official camogie matches.
    The Official Launch of Camogie took place with the first public match between Craobh a’Cheithnigh and Cúchulainn on July 17th at a Gaelic League Fair in Meath.
  • The beginning of Croke Park

    The beginning of Croke Park
    The Jones Road Ground, Dublin is purchased by the GAA and renamed Croke Memorial Park.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Twelve spectators and a player, Micheal Hogan, are killed in Croke Park during a raid by Auxiliaries during the Irish War of Independence.
  • Penalties first introduced to Gaelic Games.

    Penalties first introduced to Gaelic Games.
    Penalty kick and penalty puck introduced.
  • The first GAA match is broadcast on Telifís Eireann

    The first GAA match is broadcast on Telifís Eireann
    The first time that Gaelic games were seen on Irish television was on 17 March, 1962 when Telefís Éireann, now RTE, carried live coverage of the Railway Cup hurling final between Munster and Leinster.
  • First rugby match played in Croke Park

    First rugby match played in Croke Park
    The GAA gives temporary permission for Croke Park to be used from 2007 for soccer and rugby internationals while Lansdowne Road, the home of both sports is being rebuilt.
  • Kilkenny chase an historic 5 in a row

    Kilkenny chase an historic 5 in a row
    Kilkeny will take on Tipperary in an attempt to win 5 All Ieland hurling finals in a row.
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