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Oral History

Leo Morrison

Leo Morrison describes his experiences with Limerick GAA. When he was young he played with the Ahane club at a traumatic time in their history after Michael Herbert sustained a serious injury on the pitch. He describes what it was like at the cub then and how the Monaleen club - which he joined - was established in his immediate locality. His new club was eager to establish itself and they soon got in Jack Behan O'Brien, who had previously trained the Cork senior team, in to conduct training sessions. His worked the players very hard but it yielded results and the club enjoyed some success on the pitch. Monaleen was a small parish but over time more people moved into the area and the club expanded rapidly. Leo played a central role as he was treasurer of the club as they raised funds to buy more land and developed the club's facilities. He also discusses subjects such as the ban on foreign games, local competition from other sports such as rugby, and the crisis that engulfed Limerick hurling in 2010 over the position of senior hurling manager Justin McCarthy.