Gaelic Athletic Association, Football, 1887

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Football:
Thomas Davis Football Club, Ennis V. Cratloe, Newmarket on Fergus Football Club, a bye at Ennis on Sunday, May 1st.

Second Ties:
East Clare at Tulla, on Sunday 8th
West Clare at Ruan, on Sunday May 15th
Ennis at Crusheen, on Sunday May 22nd
Final Ties at Ennis, on Sunday June 5th.

The following resolutions were put from the chair and unanimously adopted :
“1st – that we the members of the County Committee G.A.A., recommend the several branches of the Association in the county, to arrange as far as possible amongst themselves branches of Temperance Associations, as we believe that habits of intemperance are fatal to the development of the athletic powers of the people. And also that the revenue derived by the Government from the sale of intoxicating drink would be better spent in developing the resources of the country, a consummation of which the G.A.A. in the county, to arrange as far as possible amongst themselves branches of Temperance Associations, as we believe that habits of intemperance are fatal to the development of the athletic powers of the people. And also that the revenue derived by the Government from the sale of intoxicating drink would be better spent in developing the resources of the country, a consummation of which the G.A.A., have in view. “
“2nd – That we request that these clubs throughout the country who have not yet been affililated to lose no time in doing so as the time for entering the County Championships has been extended to the 15th April, in order to give those clubs an opportunity of affiliating and competing.”
3rd “That we call upon the affiliated clubs of the country to decline in competing with non affiliated ones after the 15th of April next, under pain of expulsion from the G.A.A.”

Taken from “The Munster News and Limerick and Clare Advocate”,
April 2, 1887

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