Michael Davitt GAC Swatragh - match worn jersey from Derry
The Michael Davitt gaelic football Club is situated in the village of Swatragh in rural Co Derry, approximately half way between Maghera and Garvagh.
It is named in honour of Michael Davitt, who was born in 1846 at the height of the Great Famine. He was an Irish republican, who founded the Irish National Land League. The Club was founded in 1946, which was the centenary of Michael Davitt; as he had spent a few days in Swatragh while addressing meetings of the Land League, the new club decided to carry his name.
The Club still exists today with senior and youth teams. This jersey is a rare match worn, and it shows - it has a few pulls and tears, which add to its character and uniqueness.
Michael Davitt GAC Swatragh
Northern Ireland. Match worn 1980s green white hooped shirt. Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Swatragh, Londonderry, founded in 1946 by John McCormack, Patsy Collins, Jim McMullan, John Eddie Friel and James McGurk