John Hanly

John Hanly talks about his life in the GAA. He describes his childhood in Clarecastle, the history of the club and how it impacted on his early life. He describes general life in Clarecastle and Clare when growing up, mentioning the poverty that existed. John talks about his playing career, the victories and defeats. He progresses to discuss his administrative career in the GAA, and also describes supporting Clare county teams. He recalls the effect that Clare winning two All-Ireland hurling championships had on the county, and describes the recording of the build-up to the 1995 All-Ireland Final that was made in Clarecastle. John compares media coverage of the GAA from his younger days to modern times, detailing the differences between radio and television. He summarises his highlights and disappointments with the GAA, and expresses what his involvement with the GAA has meant to him.

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