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Gerry Conway

Gerry Conway talks about his involvement with the GAA, focusing on his role as a coach and selector. He describes the role the local GAA club had on his life growing up in Tullamore. He speaks about coaching underage Tullamore teams, and how many of those players progressed to county teams. He provides anecdotes re modes of transport to matches in the 1940s and 50s. Gerry discusses his role as an umpire with former GAA President, the late John Dowling. He discusses the Ban on foreign games and dances, and what his and other local GAA members' attitude was to it. He discusses pre All-Ireland Final preparations of the Kerry and Offaly football teams. Gerry describes fundraising for the social centre in Tullamore and the role that it played in the locality. He also discusses his ownership of a hotel in the town and its relationship with the GAA, highlighting social functions that were held there. He explains what role the GAA has played in his life, and what regrets he may have with the Association.

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