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Mick Fitzgerald

Mick Fitzgerald talks about his involvement with ladies games over the years and the strides that have been made in that time, often under adverse conditions. A native of Galway, he later moved to Kerry for work and was soon playing for teams in Ballyduff, Lixnaw and Castleisland. There was a significant difference in hurling standards between Kerry and Galway and he became involved in setting up a local camogie club in Castleisland. He was also a ladies football enthusiast and became involved with the Kerry team that won nine All-Ireland titles in-a-row. A capable administrator, he filled a number of roles and met many GAA figures from across the country along the way. The road was not always an easy one, and Mick describes in detail the struggle to get ample recognition for players and administrators whose dedication to their code and willingness to make sacrifices is no less impressive than that of their counterparts involved in men’s Gaelic games.

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