Spiddal/An Spidéal

John McIntyre a native of Spiddal reveals some of his GAA memories from the 1950s/60s/70s

John was involved in football activity in various clubs and counties including his own native Spiddal in Galway.  Over the years his work took him to Cork/Kerry and overseas in Great Britain where he always got involved with the local GAA action.

He also gives an insight into the early days of Spiddal as a new GAA Club which was formed in the 1960s.  The winning of their first West Board title in 1968 and a first county title in 1974 is also addressed.

Listen to John (Mac) on track  60 Part III (delivered by including both the Irish and English language)


Sean O Neachtain was/is a well known GAA activist in the club, where John McIntyre applied his talents, primarily to football, Sean’s love was mainly hurling. He has a deep insight into the history of hurling in the club region. This is the same Sean that also features in the political section of this presentation

Listen to Sean’s hurling  memories on track 60 c