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Tommy Walsh Collection, 1926-2010

Reference code: GAA/PCB/P1 
Title: Bailiúchán Tommy Walsh
Dates: 1926-2010
Level of Description: Item/Collection level
Extent: 381 items


Biographical history

Tommy Walsh was born in Liverpool in 1930 and, throughout his entire life, was heavily involved in the G.A.A. in Britain at Club, County and Provincial level. Tommy was introduced to the G.A.A. through the Liverpool Gaelic League and quickly rose through the administrative ranks of the Association to become, aged 33, the youngest President of the Provincial Council of Britain in 1964, and only the second President born outside of Ireland. Tommy was also involved in the GAA, at Central Council level, on the Crossmaglen sub-committee, in particular. In addition to the G.A.A. Tommy was heavily involved in all aspects of the Irish community in Liverpool; he was the first Chairman of the ‘Irish Centre Building Fund’ becoming the first manager of the Irish Centre in Liverpool when it opened; he was also a founding member and the first Chairman of the Federation of Irish Societies.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content
This collection, for access purposes, has been separated into two sections: Section A contains illustrative and published material including match programmes, photographs, posters, newspaper cuttings and publications. Section B contains administrative records at Club, County and Provincial Council level. The collection, as a whole, reflects Tommy Walsh’s involvement in the GAA, both in Britain and Ireland. The collection contains the minute books of his club, Saint Patricks Hurling and John Mitchels Football Club; Tommy’s County Board, the Liverpool Board (changed to Lancashire in 1937) and material relating to the Provincial Council of Britain.

Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access: Access is strictly by appointment only using the 
                                                       provided application form
Language:                                   English
Finding Aid:                                  Descriptive List