Eileen Dunne

All-Star Gazing: 50 years of the GAA All-Stars

Venue: Kells Theatre
In 1971 four GAA correspondents started floating the idea of a scheme to reward GAA footballers and hurlers for their achievements on the pitch. Mick Dunne, Paddy Downey, John D Hickey and Pádraig Puirséal approached a potential sponsor and with the GAA on board, the first All-Star awards were born.  Mick Dunne was secretary of the scheme for 25 years and a chance discovery in his office five years ago, led daughters Eileen and Moira to write this account of the first 50 years of the All-Stars. Eileen will recount how the scheme has evolved, what the ‘All-Star’ means to today’s players, the missed flights, parties in San Francisco, the Skydome in Toronto and the many friendships and indeed romances that blossomed on the way ...and they are only the stories she is allowed to tell!!
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Eileen Dunne