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The Centenary Finals

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© Wicklow GAA

Full title: Cluichí Ceannais Peile an Chéid i bPairc an gConndae Eachdruim 16ú Mean Fomháir 1984

Creator / Author: Coiste Condae Chill Mhantáin

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 33p

When Published: 1984

Publisher / Place of Publication: Coiste Condae Chill Mhantáin / Aughrim(?), Co. Wicklow,

About: The official programme for the Wicklow County Football finals that were held in 1984, the centenary year of the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association. It contains much material of West Wicklow GAA interest.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Focal ón gCathaoirleach — County Final of ’54 — Vallymount Players 1984 — Moments of History — Gaelic Happenings Thirty Years Ago — The day Wicklow beat the ‘Pride of the West’ — Matt Byrne : Father of the Gaels — Club Secretaries 1886-1887 — Challenge for the Future / A. O’Broin — Tinahely Players 1984 — Centenary Championship Score-Board — Móin an Bhealaigh Highlights — The Long White Road (poem) — Three Men and a Century of Service (Charles S. Parnell, Luke O’Toole, Hugh Byrne) — Co. Football Championship Final 50 Years Ago.   

WW Connection #1: The Senior Football final featured two West Wicklow teams, Tinahely and Valleymount.   

WW Connection #2: The Intermediate Football final featured Lacken.

WW Connection #3: The foreword to the programme was written by Peter Keogh, the Kiltegan native who was the Chairman of the Wicklow GAA County Board.

WW Connection #4: Includes an article (with photo) about Matt Byrne from Baltinglass who was a stalwart of the early GAA movement and became Chairman of the Handball Association of Ireland.    

WW Connection #5: Includes an article by A. O’Broin (Hugh Byrne), the Rathdangan native who was a former President of the GAA.  

Extra #1: includes many photographs of GAA interest.

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