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John Morris

John Morris, Vice-Chairman of Marshalstown-Castledockrell GAA club, shares his memories of growing up in Marshalstown and his introduction to the GAA when playing games in fields around the parish. As well as sketching out the history of Gaelic games in the area and the various GAA clubs have served it through the decades, he sets out the record of his own involvement as a player, mentor and administrator. In doing so, he reflects on the roles of women and clergy within the club and sheds light on the club’s approaches to the development of its facilities and to the nurturing of younger players. Morris also reflects on his difficulty in dealing with his retirement from playing, with combining the demands of being self-employed with GAA commitments. In addition, he talks about his sporting heroes, local and national, and considers his future involvement with the GAA.

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