In the next episode of our GAA Oral History series, Seamus Flannery discusses his hurling career with Kildangan GAA Club. He recalls his Miller Shield successes alongside his brothers Paddy and Nick, and he describes his disappointment at not being picked for the Tipperary team. Seamus outlines Kildangan’s wins and losses during his playing days and describes his contribution to the club in terms of fundraising.
He also recalls the harsh physical challenges of farm work and the impact it had on his physical fitness. Furthermore, he considers the differences between hurling during his career and hurling today, the challenges of life in the war years, and the significance of the GAA in his life. Seamus describes hurling tradition in the locality and the success of Kildangan GAA Club in 1930s and 40s.
The full interview can be listened to via the following link: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/oral-history/seamus-flannery/