The club all Ireland championships in both hurling and football is held annually on st paddys day in gaa headquarters, Croke park, Dublin. It can attract crowds of up to 17000 spectators. It originated in 1971 and Kerry east won it that year. Galway clubs have won many of these in both football and hurling. The most traditional clubs come from cork who lead the way after winning more all irelands than any other counties.
Hurling is actually an ancient sport dating back to pre Christian times and football is old too. In 1884 the founder of our great ameteur organasition michael cusack started a legacy of sport by the founding of the gaa. It is a thriving sport in every part of our country.