Paul Carroll is a Cork city based photographer. He also works in a social care environment with young adults and is the organiser of Cork’s homeless street league tournament.
Between 2009 and 2016 both jobs helped finance his journey of over 50,000km’s (31,000miles) throughout Ireland photographing Gaelic sports, their communities and surroundings for his work Gaelic Fields.
This work was the sole focus of his photography output for that period.
Between the ages of 12 and 15, Paul played Gaelic football for his local club Murroe/Boher in County Limerick. Twenty years after last playing he put his camera down for one half of one game. He played for a team that was short a few players in a location that he decided not to photograph. He scored one point. He promptly retired again, skipped a shower and that evening went back to work.