Argentine Football Association

The Argentine Football Association is the governing body of football in Argentina based in Buenos Aires. It organises the lower divisions of Argentine league system, including domestic cups Copa Argentina and Supercopa Argentina; the body manages all the Argentina national teams, including the Senior, U-20, U-17, U-15 and Olympic squads. Secondly, it organizes the amateur leagues for women, youth and other local leagues, as well as the national women's team; the AFA organised all the Primera División championships from 1893 to 2016–17. From the 2017–18 season the "Superliga Argentina", an entity, administrated independently and has its own statute, took over the Primera División championships; the Superliga is contractually linked with the main football body. The Argentine Association Football League was founded on 21 February 1893 by Alexander Watson Hutton, considered "the father" of Argentine football; the Argentine Association is the oldest in South America and one of the oldest to be formed outside Europe.

In 1906 Florencio Martínez de Hoz became the first Argentine-born president of the association. In 1912 the president of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires, Ricardo Aldao, broke up with the association establishing an own league, the "Federación Argentina de Football" which organized a parallel tournament; some teams moved to the FAF were Gimnasia y Esgrima, Estudiantes de La Plata and Atlanta. The league lasted until 1914 when rejoining Asociación Argentina de Football forming a unique league for the 1915 season; the second dissident league was formed in 1919 and named "Asociación Amateurs de Football", organizing its own championships until 1926 when it merged to official association. The dissident league included some of the most prominent teams such as River Plate, Racing and San Lorenzo, with the exception of Boca Juniors that remained in the official "Asociación Argentina de Football"; when both leagues merged for the 1927 season, the association was again renamed to "Asociación Amateur Argentina de Football" until the professionalization of the sport in 1931 when it switched to "Liga Argentina de Football".

The first round of the created professional championship was on 31 May 1931. Despite football turning professional in Argentina, some clubs wanted to remain amateur so they formed a new league, the "Asociación de Football Amateur y Profesionales", which organized a parallel tournament until 1934 when the dissident association merged with LAF on 3 November 1934 to form the "Asociación del Football Argentino" which has remained since. In 2015, during the presidential elections to elect a new president for the body, there were two candidates to occupy Julio Humberto Grondona's chair, Marcelo Tinelli –who wanted a change in how things were going, like eliminating corruption between some clubs and the AFA– and Luis Segura, who had taken charge after Grondona's death, with the intention of extending his mandate. With 75 presidents of different Argentine clubs voting, the day of the elections something went wrong when the final count resulted in a draw of 38 to 38; the explanation given was that one of the electors put a double vote and that mistake was not reported.

As a result, the executive committee decided to postpone the election. After some meetings to put an end to the conflict, both candidates agreed to have another election in June 2016. In June 2016, AFA president Luis Segura was charged with "aggravated administrative fraud". Segura has been replaced on an interim basis by Damián Dupiellet. In 2017, the association approved the creation of a new entity, named "Superliga Argentina de Fútbol", which would take over the organisation of Primera División championship; the main European football leagues served as inspiration for the creation of the Superliga. The 2016–17 Primera División championship was the last tournament organised by the AFA. From the 2017–18 season, the "Superliga Argentina", an entity administrated by itself with its own statute, took over the organisation of Primera División championships since on; the body has been renamed several times since its establishment in 1893, in most of cases translating into Spanish the original British names.

The list of names is the following: Argentine Association Football League Argentine Football Association Asociación Argentina de Football Asociación Amateur Argentina de Football Asociación de Football Amateurs y Profesionales Asociación del Fútbol Argentino As of June 2019: The list of official competitions organized by the Argentine Football Association since its creation in 1893 are: The following table include competitions organized by dissident associations. Argentine Association Football League Federación Argentina de Football Asociación Amateurs de Football Liga Argentina de Football Superliga Argentina Official site Argentina at FIFA site

Finglas (civil parish)

Finglas is a civil parish situated in the barony of Castleknock in the traditional county of Dublin, Ireland. It contains 34 townlands. Today, the parish is split between the modern local administrative units of Fingal and Dublin City Council. Like all civil parishes in Ireland, this civil parish is derived from, co-extensive with, a pre-existing parish of the Church of Ireland; the Archdiocese of Dublin, held a number of manors as cross lands. The manor of Finglas contained most of the area of the parish in four distinct parcels of 4,487 acres in total; the core of the parish is centred on the village of Finglas which lies within the barony of Castleknock. However, a substantial exclave of the parish is situated within the neighbouring barony of Nethercross. Since Kilreesk has a cell toponyn, this suggests; this parcel of land contains six townlands. Additionally, within the barony of Castleknock itself, two further parcels of land, that are distinct from the core around the village, are situated to the north of the barony.

The larger parcel contains six townlands around the Kilshane chapel of ease. The smaller parcel consists of a single townland and is surrounded by the civil parishes of Mulhuddart and Cloghran. For convenience, the table below groups the parish's 34 townlands by their location in one of the modern local authority areas; some townlands, straddle both areas. It splits the townlands into those located in the core around the village, those in the Castleknock exclaves and those in the Nethercross exclave. From "Irish placenames database". Department of Community and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 29 November 2015

Ashwell War Memorial

Ashwell War Memorial is a war memorial cross in the village of Ashwell in North Hertfordshire. The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and unveiled in 1922, one of 15 war crosses designed by Lutyens to similar designs erected between 1920 and 1925, it is a Grade II listed building. A parish war memorial committee was formed in Ashwell in 1919, chaired by a local brewer Wolverley Attwood Fordham; the committee requested design proposals from the architects Sir Reginald Blomfield, Sir Edwin Lutyens, from a local building firm, before deciding to commission a cross designed by Lutyens. The memorial was constructed built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, who built Lutyens' Cenotaph in Whitehall, at a cost of £557, including a fee of nearly £43 for Lutyens; the memorial is located on the east side of Ashwell village, to the west side of the junction of Lucas Lane and Station Road. It comprises a tapering Portland stone war cross, standing on a square plinth and podium, on a circular stone base of only two steps rather than the usual three, surrounded by grass.

The memorial is raised above the road junction by a stone retaining wall with a flight of six steps. The cross bears several inscriptions: to the front "IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF / ASHWELL WHO FOUGHT IN THE / GREAT WAR AND IN LOVING / MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL / OUR GLORIOUS DEAD" some names the inscription "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"; the south side bears the date "1914" and more names, the north side bears the date "1919" and yet more names. Further names were inscribed on the podium to record the war dead from the Second World War, it bears 42 names in all. The memorial was unveiled on 4 December 1921 by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Thomas Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden, it became a Grade II listed building in November 1984. Ashwell War Memorial, Historic England War Memorials Online Ashwell Museum Imperial War Museum Other War Memorials of Ashwell in Hertfordshire, Declan Hoare genealogy