Bill Treacy

Bill Treacy describes where he grew up in Wexford, before discussing the history of Gaelic games in the area. He then recalls his family's involvement in Gaelic games. Bill recalls stories he has heard regarding The Troubles in the area during the 1920s, before talking about the GAA in his school days. He remembers his GAA heroes of the past from Wexford teams. He describes travelling to matches in his younger days, and also lists the venues he played in during his playing career. Bill talks about what makes the GAA special, explaining what the Association means to him. He also discusses what drives teams in the North of Ireland on. He recalls his time in the Army and some of the places he played. He describes the regime of Army life and the influence it had on him. Bill discusses emigrating to London. He recalls his introduction to the GAA in London. He discusses the clubs he joined, the roles he undertook and the influence and role that the GAA plays in the lives of the Irish abroad. He concludes by saying what his proudest moment in the GAA is, and reveals how he would like to be remembered by the London GAA community.

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