George Bernard Shaw, known simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. Shaw was born on July 26, 1856, in Ireland’s capital, Dublin, as the youngest of three children. Being raised in genteel poverty, his interest in music, art and literature was developed due to his mother’s career as a professional singer.
He was the GAA’s answer to Robin Williams in Dead Poet’s Society. Few men knew how to motivate players better than the manager of the most successful GAA team of all time, Eamonn Ryan. He put the emphasis on humility and fitness. Hence his instruction to his team to be like nuns and have ‘small heads and small bums’.