90th anniversary of the Sam Maguie Cup - 2018-06-06 11:08:00

The summer of 2018 marks the 90th

Anniversary of the Sam Maguire

Cup being first presented to the

winners of the All-Ireland senior

football championship. The one-day

seminar will feature talks exploring the

topic of Sam Maguire – The Man and the


A range of distinguished speakers from

academic and museum backgrounds will

form the line-up for a fascinating day of talks

and insights into the man after whom the

GAA’s most iconic trophy is named. The full

programme for the day is as follows:

• 10.00 – 10.15: Official Opening with

Uachtarán CLG John Horan

• 10.15 – 11.00: Sam Maguire’s Ireland,

1877 – 1926 (Dr. William Murphy)

• 11.00 – 11.45: Sam Maguire’s GAA,

1884 – 1926 (Dr. Richard McElligott)

• 11.45 – 12.30: Cork days, London nights:

the lives, and afterlives, of Sam Maguire

(Dr. Darragh Gannon)

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
• 14.00 – 14.45: The Design Origins of
the Sam Maguire Cup (Maeve Sikora)
• 14.45 – 15.30: The Sam Maguire
Trophy (Humphrey Kelleher)
• 15.30 – 16.15: Photo opportunity with
original Sam Maguire Cup
Attendees will have a unique opportunity
get close to the original cup that was
retired in 1987 and is now on permanent
display in the GAA Museum.
Admission price will include tea/coffee on
arrival, lunch in Croke Park and admission
to the GAA Museum on Saturday 30th June
and a unique photo opportunity with the
original Sam Maguire Cup.