Cel­e­brat­ing 125 years of the G.A.A.

Bray People - - Bray Sport -

2009 SEES the 125th an­niver­sary of the found­ing of the Gaelic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion.

At many lev­els there will be spe­cial events to mark this mile­stone. Here in the Gar­den County, Cu­mann na mBun­scol, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the County Board, will be hold­ing a com­pe­ti­tion with an aca­demic flavour to re­flect the ed­u­ca­tional con­text of the in­flu­ence of the GAA in our schools.

Pupils will be in­vited to write an es­say, de­sign a poster, cre­ate a poem or do a project, the theme of which is “Cel­e­brat­ing 125 Years of the GAA”.

There will be fur­ther de­tails about this com­pe­ti­tion early in the new year, but now that we have the “closed sea­son” it might be time to start plan­ning for this event. En­tries will be ac­cepted from pupils or groups of pupils who are at­tend­ing pri­mary school in the Gar­den County. It was also de­cided to re­name the GAA/INTO Mini Sev­ens Céil­i­u­radh 125.

Once again Wick­low will be host­ing the re­gional fes­ti­val in foot­ball. The sub com­mit­tee to re­view the se­lec­tion pro­ce­dure for the Mini sev­ens will meet on 13th Jan­uary.


Cu­mann na mBun­scol Náisiúnta in­tends to mark this his­toric year by pub­lish­ing a small book en­ti­tled From Cu­mann na mBun­scol to Páirc an Chró­caigh and Be­yond. The idea be­hind this pub­li­ca­tion is to com­mem­o­rate sports­peo­ple who played in Cu­mann na mBun­scol com­pe­ti­tions and later went on to rep­re­sent their county in Croke Park or their coun­try fur­ther afield.

Each county is re­quested to send a small piece (300 words ap­prox­i­mately) along with a pho­to­graph of when the per­son was in pri­mary school and later as an adult. Coun­ties are re­minded that there are var­i­ous dis­ci­plines: foot­ball, hurl­ing, camogie, hand­ball, rounders and ath­let­ics.

It is hoped to have a good bal­ance be­tween male and fe­male sports stars, so coun­ties are re­quested to send in at least two ré­sumés, one male and one fe­male. An Coiste Náisiúnta hopes to have this pub­li­ca­tion ready in time for INTO Congress in April 2009 so ur­gency is of the essence.

A list of coun­ties and who they have cho­sen will be put up on www. scoil­sport. org. Sub­mis­sions should be emailed to greal@eir­com.net .


Through­out 2009 there will be nu­mer­ous events na­tion­wide to cel­e­brate the 125th an­niver­sary.

Croke Park has des­ig­nated Fri­day 24th April as Cool to be in School Day.

Schools are re­quested to al­low chil­dren to wear their favourite GAA gear to school on that day and to des­ig­nate it as a GAA Sport for All Day with GAA re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties for all pupils.

Some of the sil­ver­ware that Kilkenny won this year that was on dis­play at the Na­tional Cu­mann na mBun­scol Awards.

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