Henry Martin was born in 1977, and began playing Gaelic Football and Hurling with Galbally Co. Limerick at underage level in the mid 1980’s. He subsequently played hurling for Garryspillane when the hurling section of the Galbally club was disbanded in 2000. He has been a GAA referee at club level in Limerick since 2002.
He graduated from the University of Limerick in 1999 with an Engineering degree and has since qualified as a primary school teacher. He has previously written a weekly GAA column in the Limerick Leader and has also had random snippets published in numerous other publications. He currently writes for ‘Hurling World’ and the ‘An Fear Rua’ GAA Website.