Bunaíodh an Cumann Lúthchleas Gael ar an gcéad lá de Mhí Shamhna 1884 i nDurlas Eile, Contae Tiobraid Arann. Theastaigh ón gcumann cluichí Gaelacha a chur chun cinn.
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on 1 November 1884 in Thurles, Co. Mayo. Its aim was to promote Gaelic games.
There is lots more information about the GAA and Croke Park here.