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History of the GAA

Timeline created by ellengill87 in History
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Michael cusack small square The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded. The GAA is founded in Hayes' Hotel, in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Tipp small square 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.
Limerick small square 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.
Camogie small square 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.
Michael collins small square The beginning of Croke Park The Jones Road Ground, Dublin is purchased by the GAA and renamed Croke Memorial Park.
Bloody sunday small square 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.
Penalty save small square Penalties first introduced to Gaelic Games. Penalty kick and penalty puck introduced.
Rte small square 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.
Irfu logo small square 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.
Kk v tipp small square 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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