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Gerry O'Neill

Gerry O'Neill discusses his experiences with the GAA in Kilkenny and further afield over the years. He recalls attending club and county games as a boy and what the atmosphere was like in those days. He later payed hurling at Kilkenny CBS before going to Dublin for teacher training and to Zambia after he had qualified. When he settled as a teacher in Muckalee he took a great interest in schools hurling and was involved in developing that. Over time he became more involved with the Dicksboro club, to the extent that he wrote a book on their history. Gerry also wrote ‘The Kilkenny GAA Bible’ and he offers insights on how yearbooks are compiled and on what happens at committee level in preparation for annual releases. He also sheds some light on the history of the Talbot’s Inch area from where he is from, and the contribution of Lady Desert to life in the community - a contribution that he feels has not been recognised as much as it should have been.

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