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Bernard Lynch

Much of Bernard Lynch’s recollections centre on the 1950s when Blarney GAA club, he alleges, suffered from poor organisation. Indeed, he considers the reasons why this may have been the case. Lynch also discusses his early involvement with Gaelic games at school and with the club; he compares and contrasts the Blarney GAA experience in the 1950s with that of the 1930s and with that of other mid-Cork towns and villages. In the course of these reflections, Lynch comments on such matters as transport and travel, club administration, club grounds, communications with players, newspapers, the role of women etc. Days out attending games in places like Thurles are recalled, as is the public disorder that often attended these occasion.

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