Patrick Breen (GAA President)

Patrick Breen, Wexford, was the eighth president of the Gaelic Athletic Association (1924-1926).[1]

As a football player, Breen won two All Ireland senior medals, one with Dublin in 1902, one with Wexford in 1914.[1][2]

Breen held a variety of administrative positions at all levels. At county level, he served as secretary and chairman; he was a member of Leinster council for 25 years, serving as its chairman from 1922 to 1926.

In 1922, Breen came to prominence at Congress when he spoke out against the Ban (Rule 27, which forbade the playing or promotion of foreign games).[2]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Daniel McCarthy
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Succeeded by
Liam Clifford

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