Maurice Davin (1842-1927) was a founding member of the Gaelic Athletic Associaton. Born in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Davin was an internationally renowned athlete, renowned for holding world records in running, hurdling, jumping and weight-throwing. Alongside Michael Cusack, Davin would co-found the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Thurles on 1 November 1884, and would be elected as the association’s first President. Davin Stand in Croke Park is named in his honour, as well as several GAA clubs, including Carrick Davins GAA in his native Carrick-on-Suir.
Irish Athletics (1884)