The Billy Finn archive

Billy Finn. For many a year Billy Finn's video camera captured the comings and goings of Ballyshannon GAA, on and off the field. The fascinating range of videos below are part of a collection Billy generously made available to the club in 2012.

Alan Kane, Mick Melly and Sean Slevin

Billy Finn speaks with Alan Kane, Mick Melly and Sean Slevin in the Aodh Ruadh club rooms on Wednesday, 18th December 1991 and listens to their recollections on times past.

Red Jack Gallagher, Bob Gallagher and Jim Sheerin

Billy Finn speaks with Red Jack Gallagher, Bob Gallagher and Jim Sheerin on Saturday, 16th November 1991 and listens to their recollections on times past.

Ballyshannon welcomes Sam to the Hills in 1992

Beginning with some scenes showing Ballyshannon decked out ahead of the All-Ireland final, this video, filmed by Billy Finn, captures the outpouring of emotion and the frantic scenes which greeted Sam Maguire on his first trip to the Hills in 1992.

Bakery Cup 50th anniversary celebrations

The 50th Anniversary of the Bakery Cup saw Jim Kane gather together winning captains from throughout the tournament's history for a function in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh after the 50th final, which saw Ronan McGurrin's team defeat Sylvester Maguire's team to clinch the golden anniversary title. Michael Daly comperes these proceedings which were filmed by Billy Finn.

Aodh Ruadh hurling gathering in 1991

Winter 1991 saw Ballyshannon hurlers from across the generations gather in Owen Roe's bar for a night of recollection and reminscing. Billy Finn was both camera man and interviewer.

Aodh Ruadh camogie reunion - 8 December 1991

Winter 1991 saw Ballyshannon camogs from across the generations gather for a evening of celebration and remembrance in the Rock Hall. Billy Finn was on hand to film proceedings.

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