Cork mourns late GAA his­to­rian Jim Cronin

The Corkman - - SPORT -

CORK GAA is mourn­ing the death of re­spected ad­minin­is­tra­tor and his­to­rian Jim Cronin.

Af­ter serv­ing as a long time del­e­gate to Cork County Board rep­re­sent­ing his na­tive Mill­street for 30 years , Mr. Cronin served as county PRO in 1994 and vice-chair­man be­tween 1997 and ’99 be­fore hold­ing County Chair­man from 2000-12.

Renowned as an out­stand­ing GAA his­to­rian and ar­chiv­ist, he did much to pre­serve the his­tory of Gaelic games within and out­side the rebel county.

His­tory be­came a labour of love for Jim Cronin, his en­deav­ours came to fruition on the re­lease in 1984 of fol­lowed by and He edited a pro­duc­tion of “A Hun­dred Years of Red­monds” to­gether with the early years of “The Nemo Rangers Story” to edit­ing the spe­cial com­mem­o­ra­tive pro­gramme for the of­fi­cial open­ing of Pairc Ui Rinn.

On Cork claim­ing an unique All Ire­land Se­nior Hurl­ing and Foot­ball dou­ble in 1990 Jim Cronin ini­ti­ated the con­cept of a book to cel­e­brate the im­pend­ing 100 All Ire­land tri­umphs recorded by Cork.

The cen­te­nary up­dated edi­tion of hit the shelves in 2001 while

was de­scribed as the GAA’s el­e­men­tal place on Cork host­ing Euro­pean Cul­ture cap­i­tal in 2005 in a fas­ci­nat­ing chron­i­cle of 31 Cork peo­ple from the found­ing of the GAA up to the mod­ern day.

Though re­sid­ing in Bish­op­stown, the late Jim Cronin served as a del­e­gate for Mill­street to the County Board for a long num­ber of years be­fore pro­gress­ing to Ex­ec­u­tive level and of­fi­cer­ship in ad­di­tion to be­com­ing Chair­man of the Croke Park Mu­seum Ad­vi­sory Com­mi­tee,

Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to his wife Nuala, daugh­ter Marie and sons Brian, Der­mot and Shay.

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