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Call for handball artefacts for GAA Museum exhibition

GAA Handball are delighted to announce that as part of our centenary celebrations, handball will be included prominently in a special exhibition at the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

The exhibition will run for a year, starting this summer, and will chart the history of our sport and honour our clubs, counties and some of our iconic champions as well as charting the evolution of the various codes.

The Museum have stated that of particular relevance are old trophies and medals, playing attire (jerseys and gloves), balls and especially photos of historical significance which depict moments in time in the history of the sport.

GAA Handball President Conor McDonnell is calling on our members to trawl their archives and personal collections for artefacts which may be included.

"We are delighted to be associated with the GAA Museum on this very worthy project in our centenary year," stated an Uachtarán.

"I would personally strongly encourage our members to assist where possible as this is a great opportunity to showcase our sport and to chart its history in an interactive and very professional setting, where it will be viewed by tens of thousands of visitors."

All artefacts will be documented and can be loaned to the Museum, to be returned safely at the end of the exhibition. The owners will be fully credited as part of the display.

GAA Handball also hopes to utilise this to build up a bank of material for display at the National Handball Centre in the future.

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The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 24th.

"Time is of the essence with this project, we are very grateful to the GAA Museum for working with us on it and I would reiterate the call for our members to really get behind this and make it the best it can be," said Conor.

Among the handball-related items already on display in the Museum is a collection of the late Michael 'Ducksy' Walsh's senior All-Ireland medals.