Extract from exact newspapers clippings about the meeting held on the 15th of February 1888 that culminated in the founding of Killavullen GAA Club.
Killavullen – A largely attended meeting was held on Sunday for the purpose of Inaugurating a branch of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Mr. T. Barry presided. About eighty members were enrolled, and a subscription to a satisfactory amount handed in. The following officers were unanimously elected; Mr. Thos. Barry, P.L.G., president; Mr. Garrett Nagle, vice president; Mr. Kennedy Roche, treasurer ; Mr. Edward Buckley, hon. sec.; Mr. James Hickey, captain, and Mr. M. Nagle, vice captain. It was decided to leave the selection of the committee to the elected officers who will meet during the ensuing week and see that the various districts of the parish are represented thereon.
It was suggested that the Rev. Father Rea be asked to join the branch, and the chairman spoke at length on what the rightful position of the rev. gentleman should be in case he acceded to such a request, and went on to say that he (the chairman) would be most happy to hand over his position as well to the rev. gentleman whom he thought was well worthy of a greater honour. After an order was given to a local carpenter for a supply of hurlies, and the secretary directed to have the branch immediately affiliated, the meeting adjourned.
Article courtesy of Sean Nagle.