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Fr Meagher presenting medal Fr JJ Meagher, Chairman of Tipperary County Board, makes a presentation to Jim Lanigan, captain of the 1937 Tipperary All-Ireland winning team. Also included is County Secretary Johnny Leahy.
© Martin Bourke
Priest washing jerseys Despite their prominence on major ceremonial occasions, much of the clerical involvement in the GAA was as regular volunteers: club and county officers, mentors, players, and even jersey washers, as in this photograph from Westmeath.
© Westmeath Examiner
Jimmy Doyle kissing bishop's ring The traditional image of the team captain kissing the bishop's ring before the start of the match. This image shows Bishop Lucy and Jimmy Doyle at the 1962 Munster Senior Hurling Final.
© Martin Bourke
Jack Boothman Jack Boothman, one of the few high-ranking Protestant GAA officials, presides at an official opening with members of the Catholic clergy. Boothman served as President of the Association between 1994 and 1997.
© Westmeath Examiner
Nun coaching camogie Involvement in Gaelic Games was not solely the preserve of the male members of religious orders. Nuns, like the sister in this picture, have frequently taken on the roles of coaches and managers in camogie clubs.
© Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael
Hurling match, St. Kieran's A hurling match in progress at St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny. While Gaelic Games were ignored in some schools run by the Catholic Church, others, like St. Kieran's, have become famous for their GAA activities and the quality of players they produce.
© Fred Reilly

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