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New Cavan GAA Crest

Cavan teams are displaying the Breifne county's new crest. The crest was designed by current Ulster Vice-Chairman, Aogán Farrell and Cavan Central Council rep. George Cartwright. The crest draws on cultural, physical and historical influences. The primary colours are blue and white with Ulster's red hand and G.A.A. yellow also prominent. The designers wanted to reflect the following elements
Breifne:The ancient Gaelic territory. Modern Cavan was once "O Reilly country" and the ancient gaelic kingdom of Breifne is preserved in the name of the home pitch in Cavan and now on its crest.:

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Franciscan Abbey: The mediaeval tower from the Abbey in Cavan Town fills the lower quadrant. Here the O' Reillys invited the Fracciscans to establish a monastery. The O'Reilly chieftains are buried here. Here also lies the remains of Ulster's great leader, Eoghan Rua O'Neill
GAA Logo: The GAA modern logo fills the right quadrant. The logo is representative of all Gaelic games,male and female. It is celtic in design, yet modern and futuristic
Red Hand 1886: The first GAA club founded in the province of Ulster was formed in Cavan. Ballyconnel First Ulsters formed in 1885 and affiliated in 1886. The date is preserved in the crest. A red hand has always appeared on Cavan crests. Early Cavan jerseys proudly sported the red hand. Ulster is where Cavan's heritage lies
Lakes and Hills: Our landscape is dominated by "wee lakes and hills". The environment shapes us and this is reflected on the new crest.