Paddy McFlynn

Patrick Joseph McFlynn[1] (Irish: Padraig MacFloinn; 1918 – 24 September 2013) was an Irish sports administrator who served as the 26th President of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Born in Magherafelt, McFlynn was a founder member of the O'Donovan Rossa club in Magherafelt and went on to become Derry county secretary in 1940 at the age of 23. He won a Senior County Championship medal with his club in 1942

When he moved to Down because of his teaching job, his club was Tullylish.

He died in September 2013 at the age of 96.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
  2. ^ http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/oneill-leads-tributes-to-expresident-mcflynn-29611754.html
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/gaelic-games/24270913
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Con Murphy
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Paddy Buggy
1984 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final

The 1984 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was a hurling match which took place on Sunday, 2 September 1984 at Semple Stadium in Thurles that decided the winner of the 1984 season of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The winners received the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The 1984 final, regarded as the Centenary Year final due to the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association one hundred years previously in 1884, was the culmination of the 98th season of the championship, and the 97th final overall.

The final was contested by the Munster champions Cork and the Leinster champions Offaly, a first ever championship meeting between the two sides. Throw-in was at 15:30 IST. The referee for the match was Paschal Long from Kilkenny. The venue, Semple Stadium, hosted its first and to date only All-Ireland final, having been chosen as a gesture to the cradle town of the GAA on the association's centenary anniversary.

Cork, the all-time roll of honour leaders, last won in 1978 and were making their third consecutive appearance in the competition's final, having lost to Kilkenny in both 1982 and 1983. Offaly were appearing in their second ever final, having won the championship in 1981. After defeating Limerick and Tipperary in the Munster Championship, Cork beat Antrim in the All-Ireland semi-final to qualify for the final, while Offaly accounted for Dublin and Wexford in the Leinster Championship before defeating Galway.

Cork took a narrow one-point lead at half-time courtesy of a Seánie O'Leary goal, however, second-half goals by Kevin Hennessy and a second by O'Leary secured the All-Ireland for Cork. It was their 24th All-Ireland title in all, and their first in six years.

2013 in Ireland

Events during the year 2013 in Ireland.

List of Presidents of the Gaelic Athletic Association

This is a List of Presidents of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The role of president of Gaelic Athletic Association has existed since the foundation of the GAA. The president of the GAA is one of the leading figures in civil society in Ireland, as the association has around one million members and is present in every parish in the country. The role of president involves representing the GAA in Ireland and across the world. Former presidents of the GAA have a key role within the GAA, sitting on the motions committee which rules if motions to the annual Congress are in order.

The current president is John Horan, installed in 2018 succeeding Aogan O' Fearghail. The president travels across Ireland and the world to promote the organisation and attend games; former President Nickey Brennan travelled 160,000 miles in Ireland alone during his three years as president, and visited Great Britain, Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East on several occasions, meeting dignitaries such as New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg along the way.

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