Clonturk Park – venue for the All Ireland Finals

This plaque, at the Drumcondra AFC clubhouse on Richmond Road, Dublin 3, commemorates Clonturk Park as the venue for the GAA All Ireland finals in both hurling and football for 1890, 1891, 1892, and 1894.

The matches played at Clonturk Park included landmark occasions such as Cork’s first All Ireland championship in hurling, and Dublin’s first in football; the first football final between Dublin and Kerry, and the only win by a Kerry team in the hurling championship.

The 1893 final was transferred to the Phoenix Park because the grass at Clonturk had not been cut for the occasion.

After Clonturk Park’s era as the preferred GAA venue in the city came to an end, the All Ireland final of 1895 was the first to be played on Mr Butterly’s amusement grounds on Jones’s Road, the venue now better known as Croke Park.

The plaque was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste, and Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Jarlath Burns, on 23 March 2024.