November 1, 1884

On November 1, 1884, the Gaelic Athletic Association was established in a meeting at Hayes’ Hotel located at Thurles in County Tipperary. Michael Cusack was credited as the founder of the association. His objective was to promote Irish games and sports. While the Thursday night pub crawl was at that time an honored tradition, it was noticeably left off the list of sports at the first GAA meeting.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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