Joe O'Shaughnessy

Joe O'Shaughnessy discusses his involvement with Castletown GAA Club in his native Wexford and his various administration roles at club and county level. He explains how the location of Castletown on the border with Wicklow has affected the club and describes the long tradition of football in the area. He reflects on playing underage for Young Emmets in Gorey and discusses the development of his career in Castletown. Specifically, Joe describes his joy at winning a senior club title in 1965 and the celebrations that followed. He also recalls his pride at representing his county in football. In addition, Joe discusses the challenges and responsibilities involved in being chairman of the county board and the club. Finally, he considers the benefits of the opening of Croke Park and reflects on the future of the GAA in Ireland.

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