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Famous Carrick People - Maurice Davin - GAA Co-Founder

 

mdMaurice Davin who was born and lived in Carrick-on-Suir is one of the co-founders of the G.A.A. along with Cusack and Archbishop Croke. An outstanding athlete who won international fame in the 1870s and who was actively campaigning for a body to control Irish athletics from 1877. He gave his support to Cusack's campaign from the summer of 1884, presided at the foundation-meeting in Thurles and became GAA's first president and the only president to have two terms and to resign twice. Not actively involved after 1889, but many major games (including 1904 hurling final) were played on his farm. The G.A.A. centre in Carrick-on-Suir along with one of its clubs is called after Maurice.

For further information, please visit the Maurice Davin Wikipedia page.

 

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