The Galway County Boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Galway GAA are one of the 32 GAA county boards in Ireland. Galway is one of the few'dual counties' in Ireland, competing in a similar level in both hurling and gaelic football; the two sports are run by separate county boards in Galway, unusual for a dual county. Galway GAA has jurisdiction over the area of the traditional county of Galway. Galway GAA forms a part of the provincial branch, Connacht GAA. Unlike other counties in Ireland, Gaelic games in Galway were run by two separate county boards. Gaelic football was organised by the Galway football board and hurling was organised by the Galway hurling board; this separation resulted in two different county crests, two different county jerseys and two different team sponsors. In theory, the boards were overseen by a County Board, but were autonomous in terms of finance and the election of officers. In 2013, the boards were replaced by football and hurling committees with the officers of the committees no longer elected but appointed by the County Board.
Financial control was centralised and the crests and jerseys of the two teams were amalgamated. The new committees in Galway undertook, for their respective codes, the organisation of the annual county club championships in football and hurling for the clubs of Galway. In hurling, the Hurling Committee organises the Minor, u21 and Junior competitions while in football, these grades are organised by regional committees, the West GPC and the North GPC. Intercounty adult teams fall under the jurisdiction of the County Committee. Underage club competitions are organised in each code by separate committees, Coiste Peil na nÓg and Coiste Iomána na nÓg. Underage development squads and activities at ages under 11 are under the auspices of the Coaching and Games Committee. Galway's traditional colours are white. In the early years of GAA competition, Galway teams wore the colours of the county champions in each sport. In 1936, the county adopted maroon as its primary colour. A crest was added with different crests coming into use for each sport.
Although the teams most wear white shorts and maroon socks, the teams have worn all maroon kits in the past. Until 2013, the football and hurling boards of Galway both used their own separate county crests for their teams. Galway's final football crest depicted a Galway hooker, a traditional fishing boat, along with a Gaelic football and contained the county motto "Ceart agus Cóir", while the final hurling crest was based on the coat of arms of Galway city, shown on the left, with the county's Irish name and the initials CLG written underneath, CLG being short for Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, the GAA's Irish name; the teams began using the same jerseys and crest in 2013, ahead of that year's Football and Hurling National Leagues. This new crest was, for the most part, the same as the hurling crest with the most notable differences being the angle of the boat, the replacing of the letters CLG with GAA; the first sponsor of any Galway team was Tommy Varden's Catering service, in the mid to late 1980s.
Sponsorship wasn't as open in the GAA at the time, it wasn't until 1991 that regulations around sponsorship were eased. Tommy Varden sponsorship of the footballers was followed by the Supermac's fast food chain sponsoring the hurlers for the first time in 1989. In 2008, Tommy Varden ended the 25-year association with Galway football, was replaced by Aer Arann as sponsors. After entering receivership, Aer Arann were forced to pull out of the sponsorship two years early, having sponsored the team in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2011, it was announced; this made Galway the first GAA team to display the name of a charity on their county jersey rather than a corporate sponsor. Starting in the 2013 season, with a five-year sponsorship planned, the two teams are both sponsored by Supermac's the sponsors of only the hurlers; the first All-Ireland Senior Football Championship took place in 1887. In that season, the tournament was an open draw, while from 1887 until 1891, counties were represented by the club who had won the county championship.
The Galway championship was not started until the 1889 season however, meaning Galway had no county champions. Galway were supposed to play their first match in the All-Ireland against Wexford, but did not play, allowing Wexford a pass into the next round; the following 1888 season was supposed to see the introduction of provincial championships, but Galway were the only team in Connacht at the time. Due to the season being cut short by a tour to America, the semi-finals, for which Galway would have qualified as Connacht's representatives, never took place, they were absent from the 1889 championship. In 1890, Galway were given a bye to the semi-final as the only Connacht team, were, as in 1887, drawn against Wexford. Like 1887, the Tribesmen again failed to play their match, giving the Leinstermen a free pass to the final, it wasn't until the 1900 season. 1900 saw the introduction of a new All-Ireland format. The four provincial championships would be played as usual, with the four champions playing in the "Home" championship, the winners of the Home final going on to face London in the All-Ireland final.
This was the case for the 1901, 1902 and 1903 championships. Once more the only Connacht team, the Tribesmen advanced to the semi-finals of the Home championship; the game again failed to
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