Celebrating one hundred years of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) with an exhibition at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Dublin profiling the organisation through the decades.

The Artane Boys Band provided the music for the occasion playing the Centenary Salute written and directed by their musical director Joe Lynch. 

The exhibition was officially opened by Minister for Public Service Mr John Boland who paid tribute to the GAA and the game's administrators up and down the country. 

The exhibition tells the story of the GAA in words, picture and in music over the past one hundred years.

Each provincial council has a stand in the exhibition displaying its progress over the century. 

GAA Director General Liam Mulvihill describes the content of the exhibition and honours some of the great heroes of the game. He reiterates one of the objectives of GAA founder Michael Cusack which was to give Irish people a sense of pride in themselves. 

The GAA of today can play its part in making people keep their heads up and have a pride in themselves.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 May 1984. The reporter is Michael Fisher.