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seand



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:49 pm 
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Not sure if there's much (or any!) interest in these, but I've a modest collection of GAA programmes for Ireland's semi-official national game hurling and the bastardised soccer-rugby hybrid Gaelic football!

Anyway, let's start with an old football final from 1955. Two traditional powerhouses Dublin v Kerry and a healthy crowd of just over 80,000 at Croke Park. Kerry won what is now regarded as a classic by 0-12 (no goals, 12 points) to 1-6 (1 goal and 6 points = 9 points). Neo-traditional Irish script and the Irish language is used on the cover but most of the content is (pragmatically) in English.
As usual on All-Ireland final day the curtain-raiser was the Minor (under-18.) final, between Dublin and Tipperary.

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seand



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:17 pm 
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1975 All Ireland Hurling final. Kilkenny beat Galway 2-22 to 2-10 for a third title in 4 years and their 20th overall. 64,000 in attendance.
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RoddyN



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:48 pm 
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seand



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:43 pm 
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Back for a very occasional updated. Here's the programme and a "rare as hen's teeth" pirate from the famous 1960 All Ireland football final between Down and Kerry.

A particularly historic one as Down became the first team to take the trophy north of the border.

I think the attendance of near 88,000 was and is a record.

The formidable looking Archbishop Croke, after whom Croke Park is named, features on the cover of the official programme.



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seand



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:15 pm 
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1959 National Football League match between Dublin and Galway. The league was and still is very much a secondary competition to the knockout All-Ireland championship, but league finals have attracted good crowds.

I had this down as the final but looking at it now it seems it wasn't! I'm going to have to investigate further.....

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seand



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:20 pm 
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One of the favourite random items in my collection! An old Players (cigarettes) GAA pub advertising statuette.



1950s/1960s solid ceramic advertising statue which were widely displayed in pubs throughout the country. It looks like they were hand made with a mould and hand painted. Interestingly the two colours on the players represent different counties. In this case it's neighbours Roscommon (yellow footballer) and Galway (maroon hurler). Other county combinations were produced. I've seen Dublin/Louth, Cork/Kerry, Laois/Kildare and Kilkenny/Wexford. These items are hard to find these days and highly collectable.

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garyspain



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:39 pm 
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Looking for the GAA programmes at Wembley in 1974 & 1975 both involving Limerick. Very good prices paid.

Also interested in other Wembley games.
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