Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam talks about her involvement in the GAA over the years. She discusses her family’s interest in the games and how her mother’s family was involved in the foundation of the Association in the 1884. She describes first introduction to camogie and getting involved with the club. Miriam describes how Tullamore was the only camogie club in Offaly during the early 1970s and that they played in Laois before a camogie county board was set up in Offaly in 1979. She talks about the challenges the camogie has faced over the years such as the media and low attendances. She talks about the growth of camogie in Offaly in the early 1980s and her involvement in it. Miriam discusses her administration career from county level to becoming president of the camogie association, Cumann Camógaíochta. She talks about the challenges she faced during her term and the highlights of her presidency. Towards the end of the interview, Miriam highlights the important role that camogie has played in her life and what the game means to her.

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