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The GAA and Bishop Coffey Crime Department Special Branch Report from Co. Kerry relating to Bishop Coffey's denouncement of the GAA as a result of its links with secret societies, 1895.
© National Archives of Ireland
1914 Programme The cover of the programme from the 1914 All-Ireland Final between Kerry and Wexford, which was refereed by Harry Boland. Boland was a prominent anti-Treaty politician who was shot during the Civil War.
© Fr. Lory Kehoe Collection, Wexford County Archives
Order to Raid Croke Park on Bloody Sunday The order to raid Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, 21st Nov 1920. Section 3 states that 15 minutes before the end of the match, the spectators would be warned only to leave by the official exits. 'Anybody attempting to get away elsewhere will be shot.'
© The National Archives, Kew
Appeal of Match Result At club and county level, local politics played an important role, particularly in relation to player transfers and appeals of match decisions. This 1933 document illustrates some of the grounds used to appeal such decisions.
© Donegal County Archives Service
Removal of Douglas Hyde as GAA Patron Report, on the attendance of Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland and Patron of the GAA, at a soccer match between Ireland and Poland at Dalymount Park in his official capacity as Head of the Irish State, 1938. As a result of this action, he was eventually removed as patron of the Association.
© National Archives of Ireland
Unrest in Portlaoise Jail Resolution from the Leitrim County Convention requesting the Irish Government to set up an inquiry into the unrest in Portlaoise Prison and requesting that the prisoners call off their hunger strike pending the setting up of the inquiry, 1975.
© GAA Museum and Archive, Croke Park

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