Ned Dervan

Ned Dervan talks about his involvement with the GAA over the years. He talks about growing up in Tynagh and the role of the GAA in the area. He discusses his family’s deep involvement in the Association and how his father and uncle played for the county team during the 1920s. He talks about the prominence of hurling in the area and the strength of the local team. Ned recalls his involvement in the Galway minor and senior teams during the 1950s and 1960s, and the Oireachtas competition. He describes the journeys to Dublin and playing in Croke Park. He talks about the development of the club over the years and how the club has fared. He discusses Tynagh’s amalgamation with Abbey Duniry and how local people reacted to it. Towards the end of the interview Ned talks about his own family’s involvement in the GAA. He gives his opinion on the modern game and highlights the best teams and players he played against during his playing career with the senior Galway hurling team.

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