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Oral History

Fr. Ronald Neville

Fr. Ronnie Neville talks about a lifetime's involvement in the GAA. He grew up in Kilfinny County Limerick, a strong hurling area. His father had achieved a lot in the game and Fr Ronnie followed in his footsteps, lining out for the Limerick minors. He then went to train for the priesthood and played the game at various colleges. After being ordained Fr Ronnie moved to Dublin. He was involved in coaching and administration with the Eoghan Rua club. He was also involved with the Rolestown club. A proud and committed GAA man, Fr Ronnie compares the state of hurling in rural and urban areas, reflects on the diminishing role of the clergy in the GAA and is forthright in his opinions on the Limerick hurling dispute of 2009/2010.