The Munster Championships were established in 1968 by An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG). This account includes the history of the championships as far back as the planning stage, a few years earlier. The account is based on original ‘circulars’ distributed by CLRG, during 1968-1969 to all registered teachers. Circulars are numbered and housed in the Cullinane Archive Collection (CAC). Later, when the “Munster Regional Council” (= the Council or Comhairle) was founded in 1973, it took over the running of the Championships. It continues to do so up to the present.