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Gerald Whyte

Gerald Whyte talks about his GAA experiences over the years, sharing his extensive knowledge of GAA matters in Kerry. A native of north Kerry, he recalls his memories of growing up in a rambling house and of local gatherings to listen to All-Ireland finals on the radio. Kilflynn was his local club and he discusses their amalgamation with Crotta O’Neills’s and the politics that surrounded that issue. An avid hurling man, Gerald explains why hurling is popular in north Kerry - and recalls a time when it was popular in many other areas of the county. During his involvement with the Association he has occupied countless administrative roles related to the North Kerry Hurling Board, the Vocational Schools Board, the Kerry County Board and local club committees. Gerald also spent some years in Dublin and over time he has worked with many of the most prominent administrators within the GAA. He also spent time as Kerry County Board Secretary during the 1980s, a period when the county footballers enjoyed much success. A dedicated GAA man, Gerald places most value on the elements that he feels underpin the Association’s continued endurance over the decades - honesty, respect, friendship, integrity and, above all, a sense of community.

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