Glossary of organisations

Published in 20th-century / Contemporary History, Features, Issue 4 (July/August 2012), Volume 20

(in the order in which they are mentioned)National Athletics and Cycling Association of Ireland (NACA), founded in 1923 as an all-Ireland body.International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), the international athletics organisation founded in Stockholm in 1912.Irish Amateur Athletics Association (IAAA), founded in 1885 as an offshoot of the English AAA. GAA Athletics Council, founded in 1906.Irish Cycling Association (ICA), founded in 1878; members tended to be unionist or moderate nationalist.Cross Country Association of Ireland (CCAI), founded in 1886; later became a subsidiary of the IAAA.Northern Ireland Amateur Athletics, Cycling and Cross-Country Association (the Northern Association), founded in 1925.[English] Amateur Athletics Association (AAA).Scottish AAA, led by George Hume, wanted separate Scottish affiliation to the IAAF.Irish Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), founded in 1937 as a way back to international competition.


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