Over the weekend of August 4/5 this year the GAA will mark the centenary of Gaelic Sunday - one of the most important milestones in the early decades of the GAA.
In 1918 British Authorities made efforts to seriously inhibit and curtail the playing of Gaelic games. In particular there was an order for no GAA activity to be allowed unless a written permit had been sought and granted in advance.
The GAA response was defiant and emphatic, with a call to action made for every club in the country to ignore the demand for a permit and to stage some form of activity in passive disobedience at 3pm on Sunday, August 4, 1918. Reports at the time hailed the initiative as a major success with some 54,000 players having taken part in games at local level.
Gaelic Sunday was not just an act of defiance but also an expression of the pride of GAA members in their clubs, their games, their players and their communities. Although much in life has changed in Ireland over the last 100 years - that pride is very much still in place, and still worth celebrating. Gaelic Sunday was in effect the first ever Lá na gClub.
This Saturday 4th August, 2018 at 11am Ballaghaderreen GAA will commemorate this important event by holding a Go Games event with Western Gaels for U6, U8 & U10 teams. Venue: BALLAGHADERREEN GAA CLUB.
We invite our members, past members, players, supporters, schools in our area and all members of our community to attend to commemorate Lá na gClub.
Go Games Mayo GAA U12 Hurling
Sun, 05 Aug, Venue: Ballaghaderreen, Caiseal Gaels V Tooreen
18:00, Ref: Thaigh Morley
Mayo play Kildare in the U-20 All Ireland Final at 1.15pm on Sunday the 5th of August 2018. This game is a double header with the “Super 8” fixture of Dublin v Roscommon which takes place at 3.30pm
Prices are €25.00 for Adult Stands and €5.00 for Juveniles in the Cusack/Davin
Orders for Tickets should be submitted to a committee member no later than 12.00pm on Tuesday next the 31st of July 2018.
Your Club now has the chance to win a new set of jerseys through GRMA, the GAA Rewards programme. GRMA members can donate 50, 100 or 200 points to their club. Clubs who have 1,000 points donated by August 3rd will be entered into the draw for a set of jerseys!
Register and donate now at gaa.ie/grma.