ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 13, 2016
The Gaelic Games Gift Book
Gaelic games subtly shape Irish social history and everyday life. They permeate the media, set the mood of Monday’s post-match workplace, and dominates pub-talk. For many, life and death still run second to major GAA events.This book looks back at some of the best moments from the sporting nation’s favourite soap opera. It pays homage to the great players and personalities in Gaelic football, hurling, ladies’ football and camogie, and the classic victories and thrilling contests these codes have produced down the decades.Based on exclusive interviews with many of the greatest personalities in the rich history of the GAA and covering every county in Ireland, this book gives a unique insight into the passion and the politics, the controversies and the crises, the wisdom and the wit, and the highs and the lows of the country’s greatest national treasure.Full of amusing anecdotes, inspirational incidents and epic encounters, this book captures the magic of the GAA, making it a must for all sports fans.
John Scally is a lecturer in Trinity College, but in his spare time is a writer and broadcaster. Since 1992 he has written 40 books with cumulative sales of over 150,000 copies. He is the author of the biggest selling GAA book in Ireland, Raising the Banner: The Biography of Ger Loughnane, and for a few years his biography of Tony Ward was the biggest selling rugby book in Ireland.