Na Piarsaigh Óga Hall of Fame recipient 2016 - Gerard Barton
When Gerard Barton first registered as a member of Pearse Óg GFC in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s little did he know that his active involvement would stretch 5 decades and counting.
Along with his two brothers, Paul and Tony, Gerard first donned the Green and Gold in and around 1970 and there began a lifelong commitment to our club. He moved through the ranks from u-14 &16, minor, juvenile and then into Senior football. Gerard himself says he was lucky to play on teams that were laced with players of great skill, commitment and passion. Gerry Cullen, Seamie Campbell, Malachy & Noel Mc Sorley, Joe & Gerard Gordon and Eamonn Donaldson to name but a few. He was also privileged to play alongside Marty Oliver, whom he says was one of the best footballers he ever saw play for the Ógs. (until he left and played for the Harps)