Offaly County Board

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Corporate body

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Offaly County Board

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  • Offaly GAA County Committee

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Founded probably in the winter of 1887/1888, King's County (Offaly) GAA County Committee, met in a hotel in Birr on 6 March 1888, to arrange for the holding of championships in hurling and football. The county committee became known as Offaly County Board over time, and is responsible for Gaelic games within the county and for selecting inter-county teams to play in the national championships.


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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition (2011)


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Vivienne Clarke, 'The History of Offaly GAA' serialised in 'The Leinster Express' (1985)
Dr Paul Rouse, 'Offaly tradition: the Gaelic Athletic Association' in W. Nolan and T.P. O'Neill (eds), 'Offaly History and Society: interdisciplinary essays on an Irish county', Geography Publications (1998)
Seán McEvoy, 'The GAA and Nationalism in Offaly 1884-1918' in Offaly Heritage 9, Dr Ciarán Reilly (ed), Esker Press (2016)

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