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Oral History

Andy Kettle

Andy Kettle describes his involvement with Dublin side Fingal Ravens, a club with its origins in rural Dublin. He recalls playing and going to watch games as a young boy and how the club - of which his father was a founding member - developed over the years. In time Andy became involved in the GAA in an administrative capacity at both club and county level, as Fingal Ravens went from strength to strength. He has observed changes within the GAA over the years and they are mostly positive, but there are certain things that he feels the association as a whole needs to be wary of. Fingal Ravens is a small club and has enjoyed modest success, but for Andy it is the heartbeat of the community. Everybody gets involved at some level and it is a source of great pride to him personally and to the people of the locality.