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Dual medal winner Frank Burke was born in Kildare in 1895. He was equally dedicated to the fight for freedom and the GAA. He fought in the GPO in 1916 and was on the Dublin football team that played against Tipperary in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday in 1920. On the GAA field he won hurling titles in 1917 and 1920 and football titles in 1921, 1922, and 1923 with Dublin. He was a candidate for the position of general secretary in 1929 but lost by one vote to Padraig O'Caoimh. Years later he expressed the modest view that "the best man won".

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Dual medal winner Frank Burke was born in Kildare in 1895. He was equally dedicated to the fight for freedom and the GAA. He fought in the GPO in 1916 and was on the Dublin football team that played against Tipperary in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday in 1920. On the GAA field he won hurling titles in 1917 and 1920 and football titles in 1921, 1922, and 1923 with Dublin. He was a candidate for the position of general secretary in 1929 but lost by one vote to Padraig O'Caoimh. Years later he expressed the modest view that "the best man won".