John and Michael Doyle

John and Michael Doyle discuss their involvement in the GAA in Ballymurn. They recall their earliest memories, and talk about their family's involvement in the Association. They recall the history of hurling in the area, and recall the amalgamation of Crossabeg and Ballymurn in 1966. Michael discusses the purchase of the club's own pitch, and recalls fundraising efforts undertaken by the club. They recalls anecdotes concerning their uncles and father, and compare hurling in their own playing days with the modern version of the game. They recall their GAA heroes, discuss their sisters' camogie careers, and talk about tradition in the GAA. Both recall their administrative careers in the GAA. Michael talks about the positive role that the GAA plays in communities. Michael concludes by discussing various issues in the GAA such as professionalism and the organisational structure of the Association in Wexford. He also explains what the GAA means to him.

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