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A Farewell to Rule 27

In recent weeks, we’ve been treated to some top class action in the GAA but looking to next yea...

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12.30 20 Dec 2020


A Farewell to Rule 27



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12.30 20 Dec 2020


In recent weeks, we’ve been treated to some top class action in the GAA but looking to next year, 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of a landmark moment in the history of the association.

At its first Annual Congress to be held in Ulster, the Association ditched Rule 27 - ambiguous in its wording and always contested in its appliance.

Rule 27 is better known as ‘the ban on foreign games’, but how seriously was it ever taken?

Donal Fallon joins Gavan Reilly for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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1971 Association Football Commemoration Donal Fallon Douglas Hyde GAA Gavan Reilly Hidden Histories Hockey Ireland Nationalism Rugby Soccer The Ban

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