Along with other items Brian Cody’s famous Kilkenny cap from when he was the Kilkenny senior hurling manager for 23 years, is set to be on show at a new GAA exhibition.
GAA: People, Objects and Stories is a new exhibition coming to the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks on Wednesday 11th of October and Wednesday 18th of October, offering a new perspective on the GAA’s influence.
Items dating from the 15th century to today are on display during this exhibition including a handwoven tweed camogie dress worn by Maeve Gilroy in the 1960s who became a coach and referee in later years.
A yellow sliotar is also on display at the exhibition which was used in the 2020 All-Ireland hurling final which was the first game where the yellow sliotar was used instead of the traditional white sliotar.
The Republic minister for sport and physical education Thomas Byrne attended the official opening of the exhibition along with NMI director Lynn Scarff and are encouraging members of the public to come along and take at a look, admission is free.
Reporting by Ciara McGrath
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