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Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy reflects on a lifetime of involvement in the GAA. He starts by recounting the involvement of his parent’s generation in Cork and in Kilkenny and the long tradition of hurling in Blackrock. He describes his early involvement in GAA administration as a thirteen year old, early mentors and how his interest in games administration developed. He reflects on a career in GAA administration mainly focussing on his role as Cork County Secretary a position which he has held for forty years. He also provides a narrative of his involvement at club, provincial and national level along with his refereeing career. Throughout the interview he shares on his views on the GAA nationally and in Cork itself with a focus on the development of rules, facilities and on the community, amateur and voluntary ethos of the association.

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