A number of events were held today to mark the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

The GAA was founded on the 1 November 1884 at Hayes Hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary for 'the preservation and cultivation of national pastimes'.

A special mass took place in Thurles Cathedral this morning and it was followed by a ceremony at the Dr Croke monument in the town.

The monument is dedicated to Dr Thomas William Croke, who was an Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and the first patron of the GAA.

Events were also held today at the GAA Museum in Croke Park in Dublin, while TG4 broadcasted a special GAA programme schedule.