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Eugene McGee: Larry back to fight change in 'this great association'

Published 17/01/2011 | 05:00

Larry McGann has resurfaced and many GAA people will be happy about that. For younger readers, I should explain that I first came across Larry over 25 years ago.

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Larry had been a player and mentor with his club, Knocknavanna Gaels, for 40 years at that stage and won a county Junior championship medal at full-back for them in 1979. He first contacted me to complain about all the changes that were happening in "this great Association", as he always referred to the GAA.

He was always a bit wary about how things were developing. He never really got over the abolition of the Ban in the 70s and, as a dyed-in-the-wool Fior Gael, he could never see any reason for changing that infamous Rule 27.

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