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Oral History

Shane Fitzgibbon

Shane Fitzgibbon talks of his family’s GAA background including his father’s experience of ‘The Ban’ and returning to the game when his ban was lifted. He tells of his first trip to a match and an All-Ireland. He goes on to discuss his involvement with the Adare hurling and football club from playing to coaching and managing. Also talks of playing for University Limerick, for the Limerick county team and on the All-Star team. Talks of his methods of coaching and the developments that have taken place in hurling since his days playing. He discusses “Lifting the Treaty” and all that it involves. Finally, he tells of his pride at watching his children playing hurling and football after reflecting on the various positions he has held throughout his years in the GAA.