Jimmy Duggan

Jimmy Duggan opens the interview with a story about attending a game in Blarney in the 1940s. He discusses his early memories of the GAA which included travelling to All-Ireland finals, using the same railway lines on which his father worked until his death in 1955. Duggan talks about Gaelic games in the primary and secondary schools he attended and comments on the organisation of underage activity in Blarney in the 1950s, and its concentration around the village. Duggan sheds light on some of the major changes since then, highlighting, for instance, the importance of tournaments in the 1940s and 50s, and parish leagues from the late 1950s. Road bowling is also mentioned as a popular local sport, and one which involves many members of the Blarney GAA community.

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