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GAA Club Resource Survey, 1972-1973

Title: Cumann L├║thchleas Gael Club Resource Survey Report; 1972-1973
Covering Dates: 1972-1973
Level of Description: Collection level
Extent: 506pp


Biographical history

At the 1970 Annual Congress the motion was passed that ‘a national Development Programme for clubs be devised to advise and regulate the purchase of grounds and property; to advise and regulate the development of grounds and social amenities and to advise on the maintenance of grounds and property’. This motion was referred to the Policy Committee who, at their 8th of February 1971 meeting, agreed that in order to present a Development Programme for Clubs ‘it would be necessary to initially carry out a resource survey…the Clubs Resource Survey will be in four stages 1. Collection of data/information 2. Analysis of data/information gathered 3. Preparation of draft survey report and programme 4. Presentation of programme at county and national level’.

The Survey Report was based on a survey of GAA clubs conducted in the Spring of 1972. A short questionnaire on each club was filled out, usually by the Divisional or County Secretary. Data on Parish populations was obtained from the respective Diocesan Chanceries. The aim of the survey was to assess the condition and resources of clubs with a view to future policy on development and re-organisation. Its purpose was to provide an over-all view rather than to pin-point the precise areas where re-organisation is required.

Content and Structure

Scope and Content
The report is divided into four sections detailing the results of the survey in Leinster (pp.1-164); Connacht (pp.167-250); Munster (pp.253-366) and Ulster (pp.369-506) Each provincial section contains an overview under headings including ‘clubs and Playing Fields’, ‘Additional property owned by clubs’, ‘Secretaries’ Assessment of Club’ and ‘Good Clubs’. The report also focuses, and comments, on individual counties under headings including ‘Clubs’, ‘Grounds’, ‘Social Centres’ and ‘General’.

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Language:                                     English