Richie Peare

Richie Peare outlines his family background in the GAA and his experience of growing up in 1950s Wexford, playing Gaelic games on the street and in school and of the excitement and glamour associated with successful county hurlers of that decade. Peare reflects on the geography of Gaelic games in Wexford and Enniscorthy’s place within it. Club relations and club developments in the area are also addressed. In addition, Peare discusses the issue of emigration, especially in the 1950s; travelling abroad with club teams; the problems of maintaining participation beyond under age levels; the roles of the clergy and women in GAA life and the place that the Association occupies within the community. Finally, he recounts the highs and lows of his GAA experiences, opines on his favourite teams and the changes he would like to see in the future.

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