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Ardchomhaire Minute Books 1911-1985

Reference Code: CAM/CC/01                                                              
Title: Camogie Association Ardchomhairle Minute Books
Covering Dates: 1911-1919; 1932-1947; 1951-1985
Level of Description: Item/Collection level
Extent: 7 volumes


Biographical history

Ardchomhairle (Central Council) is the supreme governing body of the Camogie Association between Congress. The powers of Ardchomhairle, as set out in the Official Guide (2011 edition), include leading on the policy and strategic direction of the Association; the management of the affairs of the Association; applying the rules as set out in the Official Guide; reviewing reports on the management accounts of the Association and all sub-committees; approval, rejection or amendment of recommendations from all sub-committees; submission of motions, where appropriate, to the Annual Congress; ratification of bye-laws as submitted by County Boards, Provincial Councils, National Education Councils and International Boards provided always that they are in accordance with the Official Guide; ratification of the appointment of central level staff of the Association; the entering into any contract for the lease, purchase and disposal of property; controlling All-Ireland competitions, and controlling Camogie in a Province where no Provincial Council exists or where a Provincial Council has ceased to exist.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content

Minute books contain the meeting minutes of the Ard Chomhairle and subsidiary committees of the Camogie Association. The books contain the written record of all decisions taken by Ard Chomhairle between 1911 and 1985. Individual topics of note recorded in the books include the administration of the Camogie Association at National, Provincial and County Board level; the administration of the various camogie competitions held under the auspices of the Central Council; the relationship between the Camogie Association and the Gaelic Athletic Association (G.A.A.); the relationship between the Association and the media; the split (and resolution) that occurred due to the lifting of the ‘foreign games rule’; the split (and resolution) that occurred due to the involvement of men in the Camogie Association and the reaction of the Camogie Association to the outbreak of the ‘Troubles’.

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