Gaelic, Celtic & Atlantic Sports Foundation Dates Timeline 1884-2021

Foundation Dates of Major Gaelic, Celtic & Atlantic Sports Organisations and Competitions

Gaelic & Celtic Games Timeline

PosTeam%
1GAA Wheelchair Hurling2013
2WCA Women’s Camanachd Association2001
3International Rules1984
4LGFA Ladies Gaelic Football Association1974
5GAA Rounders1970
6GAA Poc Fada1960
7ASPE Pelota1940
8WBU Welsh Baseball Union1927
9GAA Handball1924
10FFPB Federation Francaise de Pelote Basque1921
11Camogie Association1904
12Calcio Storico Fiorentino1902
13Camanachd Association Shinty1893
14GAA Gaelic Athletic Association Hurling1884

Recap

From the Foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884 to the start of Inter-Provincial Wheelchair Hurling in 2013, there has been a Century and a Quarter of Major Gaelic, Celtic and Atlantic Games Organizations or competitions foundations being built. Other GAA highlights include the Camogie Association in 1904, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in 1974, the Irish Handball Council (now GAA Handball) in 1924, GAA Poc Fada in 1960, The Irish Rounders Council (now GAA Rounders) in 1970, and International Rules being formalised in 1984, the Centenary of the GAA.

Celtic and Atlantic Highlights include the Foundation of the Camanachd Association in Scotland in 1893, The Women’s Camanachd Association in 2001, the International Baseball Board (Welsh and English Baseball) in 1927, Calcio Storico Fiorentino being revived in 1902 and ASPE Pelota in the Spanish Basque Country in 1940.

References

[1] GAA (2021) Foundations of the GAA [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/history/ [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] GAA Handball (2021) History [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaahandball.ie/about/history [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] GAA (2021) Poc Fada [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/getting-involved/poc-fada [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] GAA Rounders (2021) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaarounders.ie/History [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] GAA Rounders (2021) Trophies [Internet] Available from: http://www.gaarounders.ie/Trophies [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] GAA (2021) Inter-Provincial Wheelchair Hurling First step towards Paralympics [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/stories/interprovincial-wheelchair-hurling-first-step-paralympics/ [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[2] LGFA (2021) History  [Internet] Available from:https://ladiesgaelic.ie/the-lgfa/history/  [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[3] Camogie Association (2021) History [Internet] Available from: https://camogie.ie/history/ [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] FFPB (2021) Origins [Internet] Available from: https://www.ffpb.net/fr/3-les-origine-de-la-pelote-ffpb.php [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] ASPE (2021) Historial [Internet] Available from: https://aspepelota.eus/historial/ [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] Shinty (2021) History [Internet] Available from: https://shinty.com/history/ [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] Shinty (2021) WCA History [Internet] Available from: http://shinty.com/wca/ [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] Welsh Baseball Wayback Machine (2011) History [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20110726184849/http://www.welshbaseball.co.uk/history_2.html [Accessed 30 October 2021]

[1] Calcio Storico Fiorentino Wayback Machine (2018) Tradition [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20201125111608/http://calciostoricofiorentino.it/?q=calcio-storico-fiorentino [Accessed 30 October 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jillian Glynn, Niamh Hughes, Fiona Corrigan, Rose McCabe, Roisin NiDhonnachadha, Rachel Croke, Sondra Maher, Decy Maher, Emerson Callender, Luke Kelly, Eddie Brazil, Michael O’Callaghan.

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