Well done to the boys and girls from our u12s who played in exhibition camogie, football and hurling matches this morning on the grounds of the Phoenix Park Visitor Center in an event to mark the playing of the GAA All-Ireland finals 130 years ago in the Phoenix Park on the 24th of June 1894.

An exhibition was also opened in the visitors centre which showcases centuries of hurling, camogie and football activity in the Phoenix Park.

Kieran O’Donnell TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), representatives of the OPW and officials from the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association  were in attendance and with the help of our players planted an oak tree in memory of the 1894 All Ireland Finals.

The boys and girls played our neighbours St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh in the exhibition games and all were presented with special medals to mark the occasion.  There was also an exhibition of GAA Games For All.

Representatives from clubs and counties who competed in the 1893 finals were in attendance.

For more information on the check out this article on the LGFA website.