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Geraldine GAA Minute Books, 1904-1915

Reference code: GAA/GER/01/
Title: Geraldine Gaelic Athletic Club Minute Books
Covering Dates: 1904-1915
Level of Description: Item/Collection level
Extent: 2 volumes


Biographical history
The Geraldine Athletic Club is a now defunct club that was based in the Notting Hill area of London. Between 1912 and 1915, inclusive, the Geraldine Club won four London Senior Hurling championships in a row; in 1915 they completed the London double when the footballers won the London Senior Football Championship.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content
The minute books contain the meeting minutes of the regular committee meetings, the half-annual General meetings. The books contain a record of all decisions taken by the Club committee and all motions considered by the Club.

Of particular interest is the role Michael Collins played in the club; at the 1907 half-yearly General Meeting Collins was elected as one of the two auditors of the Club-later in 1907 (October) Collins was one of those appointed to sell tickets for an upcoming find-raising dance. The minutes for the 6th of March 1908 show that Collins was selected, at half-back, to play on the Geraldine Hurling Club against the Raparees. At the 3rd of July 1908 Committee meeting Collins was elected Hurling Vice-Captain. His re-election as vice-captain is recorded in 1909 when he was also elected a delegate to the London County Board. At the 1st of July 1909 General meeting Collins was elected Secretary of the Geraldine Athletic Club.

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Language:                                     English
Finding aid:                                    Descriptive list