Martin White grew up just outside Kilkenny city at Bonnettstown. He was one of 14 children. His father died when Martin was young, leaving his mother to provide for her large family. Martin speaks about his passion for hurling back in the 1920s and also the game of handball. He recalls his first senior county game in 1928. In 1929 he left Kilkenny to go to Waterford to work in Clover Meats before moving to Cork in 1939 to work in an abattoir. He continued to play hurling for the county of Kilkenny and recalled some of the great matches. Amazingly he remembers the crúmogs, the early hurleys, which he used in 1925, playing for St Kieran’s College.