GAA Memorabilia To Go On Display in Midleton

By Seamus Whelehan


What is considered one of the most extensive GAA collections to be held in East Cork will go on display in Midleton on Saturday, 5 October.
A few rare gems will be on show at My Place Community Centre between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
The archive, owned by Denis O’Sullivan from Ballynoe, dates back to 1887, the first staging of the All Ireland Hurling Championship. The Championship began on 2 July 1887 and ended on 1 April 1888.
Tipperary won the title following a 1-1 to 0-0 defeat over Galway in the final.
Highlights of the collection also include Cork’s double in 1990.
It also examines Christy Ring as a sporting great, and his lesser known period playing football for Tipperary.
Also included is a very large selection of photo albums, match programmes, match recordings of hurling and camogie matches over a sixty year period, and souvenirs.
The recorded archives include inter-county senior club games and All Irelands.
Many of the games are covered by local commentator, John Cashman, and include memorable moments and classic GAA clips.
“It’s John Cashman at his best” commented Denis.
Admission is free and all are welcome. There will be some special guest appearances on the day including St Catherine’s Cork Senior Camogie star Orla Cotter, and Cork Ladies Senior Football star Orlagh Farmer