Published in Issue 1 (January/February 2022), Letters, Volume 30

Sir,—In his excellent article on Delia Murphy (HI 29.6, Nov./Dec. 2021) Aidan O’Hara stated that Seán Ó Siocháin was a ‘former President of the GAA’. This is incorrect, as Ó Siocháin never held the position of President. However, he did hold official positions in the GAA for many years, beginning in 1946 when he became Assistant Secretary. He was elected General Secretary in 1964, succeeding another Cork man, Padraig O’Keeffe. His title was changed to ‘Director General’ in 1972, and Ó Siocháin retired five years later. He was also a well-known traditional ballad-singer and contributed to many programmes on Radio Éireann.—Is mise le meas,

Co. Kilkenny

Thank you for the clarification and I’m delighted that you enjoyed the article.—Aidan O’Hara.


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