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Important Dates In The Gaa.
« on: December 01, 2006, 01:46:27 AM »
Anyone like to add to this list. before you do, remember that Tyrone or Armagh winning the All Ireland are not important in the grand scheme of things
Important Dates of the GAA

    * 1884 - the GAA is founded on November 1 in Hayes' Hotel in Thurles, Tipperary
    * 1886 - the Artane Boys Band gives its first GAA public performance on June 14 of this year
    * 1887 - Tipperary and Limerick win the first All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals respectively
    * 1892 - goals are made equal to five points and teams are reduced fro 21 to 17-a-side.
    * 1896 - the value of a goal is reduced from 5 points to 3 points
    * 1912 - the junior championships are introduced at All-Ireland level
    * 1913 - the Jones' Rd. ground, Dublin, is purchased by the GAA and renamed Croke Memorial Park
    * 1920 - twelve spectators and a player, Michael Hogan, are killed in Croke Park during a Black & Tan raid
    * 1926 - the first radio broadcast of a GAA match took place when Galway played Kilkenny
    * 1931 - the name Cumann Luthchleas Gael is adopted
    * 1935 - the GAA enters its second half century: a crowd of 50,000 attend the All-Ireland Finals
    * 1938 - Micheál O Hehir commentates on fis first GAA match
    * 1939 - the Cork V. Kilkenny hurling match is remembered as the thunder & lightning final as the climax is played in a storm
    * 1947 - the Cavan V. Kerry All-Ireland Football Final is played in the Polo Grounds, New York.
    * 1954 - a record 84,856 attend Croke Park when Cork play Wexford in the hurling final
    * 1959 - 75th Anniversary of the GAA: the first cantilevered New Hogan Stand is opened at Croke Park
    * 1961 - a record 90,556 attend the Down V. Offaly All-Ireland Football Final at Croke Park
    * 1962 - the first GAA match is broadcast live on Telefís Éireann (RTÉ)
    * 1976 - Páirc Uí Chaoimh is opened in Cork City
    * 1984 - Centenary year of the GAA: the All-Ireland Hurling Final between Cork & Offaly is played in Thurles
    * 1993 - a grand plan to completely re-construct Croke Park was launched
    * 1996 - the new Cusack Stand was opened
    * 2002 - the redeveloped Cusack, Canal End and Hogan Stands were officially opened
    * 2003 - the Nally Stand was removed to make way for the refurbishment of Hill 16

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 02:01:46 AM »
2007 First floodlight match in Croke Park Dublin V Tyrone
What about the first floodlight National league game. When was that and who?

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 02:05:30 AM »
Could be wrong but I think it was Cork v Kerry in Pairc ui Rinn about 3/4 years ago

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 02:11:15 AM »
When did the qualifiers start for All-Ireland 2001?

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 02:20:21 AM »
Pretty sure it was, didn't Galway win in 2000 through the back door in it's first year?

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 08:36:09 AM »
Kerry won in 2000..........and 2004........and 2006

Qualifiers started in 2001 when Galway won.
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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 09:16:20 AM »
"remember (Kerry Mike) that Kerry winning the All Ireland are not important in the grand scheme of things"

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 10:10:11 AM »
They are to us  ;)  Looking forward to our 36th......


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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 12:09:06 PM »
# 1884: The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded on November 1 (Samhain: according to legend the day the Fianna fell from power) in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary
# 1886: Wexford County board becomes the first GAA county organisation in the country.
# 1887: Tipperary and Limerick win the first All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals respectively.
# 1892: The rules of hurling and football are altered: Goals are made equal to five points and teams are reduced from 21 to 17-a-side. Inter-county teams introduced to the All-Ireland championships. Before this the champion club represented the county.
# 1896: The value of a goal is further reduced from five points to three points.
# 1900: The provincial councils of Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster are sanctioned.
# 1904: First official camogie matches.
# 1912: The Junior Championships are introduced at All-Ireland level.
# 1913: The Jones's Road Ground, Dublin, is purchased by the GAA and renamed Croke Memorial Park.
# 1920: 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.
# 1923: Galway hurlers win Connacht's first All-Ireland.
# 1924: The Tailteann Games are held in Croke Park.
# 1925: The declaration rule now means that players can play for their county of birth, rather than their county of residence. Galway win Connacht's first All-Ireland Football title after a series of objections.
# 1926: The first radio broadcast of a GAA match takes place when Galway play Kilkenny.
# 1927: The Railway Cup competitions are introduced.
# 1931: The name Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is adopted.
# 1932: The first All-Ireland Camogie Championship takes place.
# 1935: The GAA enters its second half century. A crowd of 50,000 attend the All-Ireland Finals.
# 1938: Micheál Ó Hehir commentates on his first GAA match
# 1939: The Cork V. Kilkenny hurling match is remembered as the "thunder & lightning final" as the climax is played in a storm. On the same day World War II begins.
# 1940: Penalty kick and penalty puck introduced.
# 1947: The Cavan V. Kerry All-Ireland Football Final is played in the Polo Grounds, New York. Cavan emerge victorious.
# 1954: A hurling record 84,856 attend Croke Park when Cork play Wexford in the All-Ireland final.
# 1959: The 75th Anniversary of the GAA is commemorated with the opening of the first cantilevered New Hogan Stand at Croke Park.
# 1961: A record 90,556 attend the Down V. Offaly All-Ireland Final at Croke Park.
# 1961: The first Poc Fada tournament is held.
# 1962: The first GAA match is broadcast live on Telefís Éireann (now RTÉ).
# 1967: The first International rules football game against an Australian side is played.
# 1971: The first club All-Irelands are played. Roscrea win the hurling competition and East Kerry win the football competition.
# 1974: The Ladies' Gaelic football association is founded in Thurles.
# 1976: Páirc Uí Chaoimh is opened in Cork City. It is the first purpose-built GAA stadium.
# 1984: The Centenary year of the GAA. The All-Ireland Hurling Final between Cork & Offaly is played in Semple Stadium, Thurles.
# 1993: A grand plan to completely re-construct Croke Park was launched.
# 1996: The new Cusack Stand was opened.
# 1997: The "back door" system introduced in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship.
# 1999: Gaelic Players Association founded.
# 2001: The "back door" system introduced in the All-Ireland Gaelic Football Championship.
# 2002: The redeveloped Cusack, Canal End and Hogan Stands are officially opened.
# 2004: The first Tommy Murphy Cup is played.
# 2005: The first Christy Ring Cup and Nicky Rackard Cup are held.
# 2005: The re-development of Hill 16 is completed and is functional for the All-Ireland finals.
# 2005: 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
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_GAA
Anyway, long story short... is a phrase whose origins are complicated and rambling.

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 02:54:49 PM »
Could be wrong but I think it was Cork v Kerry in Pairc ui Rinn about 3/4 years ago
Don't remember 2003 but Cork v Westmeath was under lights and live on de box from Pairc ui Rinn in the first round of the NFL in 2004
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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 03:15:33 PM »
 1918 - Gaelic Sunday - GAA orders matches played all over the country in protest at the government's plans to tax receipts. The plans were dropped.

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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2006, 03:21:59 PM »
Wrong there Sean3

Gaelic Sunday was held cos the RIC were introducing a licence system in that before a gaelic game could take place anywhere at any time formal permission had to be sought and a licence issued by the local RIC station.

Rightly (although I think the Church did not support the GAA here) the GAA said 'feck that' and ordered all GAA clubs to have a match on Gaelic Sunday in Aug 1918 without the licence.

The propsal was quietly dropped.  The rest is history

1971 - the 'Ban' on GAA members attending foreign games is lifted
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Re: Important Dates In The Gaa.
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006, 04:47:31 PM »
1989: Anthony Finnerty -  Last permed player to score goal in All-Ireland Final
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