Sheamus Howlin

Seamus Howlin talks about his early days playing for Saint Martins against his mother’s team Saint Fintans. He discusses the prominence of the club in the area and those who influenced him. He also speaks of his heroes and what these players gave back to the team and clubs. Seamus talks at length about being involved in the administrative side of the Association. He first describes the various positions he held at club, county, provincial and eventually central level. He also covers the lead up to 1996 and Wexford winning the All-Ireland and of the celebrations that followed. He talks about the close relationship between the GAA and the Department of Foreign Affairs and explained the role played by the Association in various places abroad, from Asia to the USA. He explains how the GAA has impacted on his identity and his family life and what it means to him. He also speaks about the challenges facing the GAA and his hopes for the future.

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