Foreword by Nicky Brennan, former GAA president What better way to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the GAA than with a trip down memory lane? Full of facts and reminiscences, Brendan Fullam's book recalls epic games and star players that have ...
thrilled thousands from every decade since 1887. * Marvel at the Kerry hurlers who played in their barefeet in 1891! * Discover how tough players like 'Hawk', 'Skull' and 'The Tall Sweeping Menace' were. * Read about the Kilkenny goalie who had to have a tipple or two before throw-in! * Learn of the intrigue surrounding the 1947 Cavan v Kerry football final in New York. The contributions of players and recollections of those who knew them make fascinating reading. Legendary figures like the Doyles of Mooncoin, Larry Stanley and Tommy Murphy are profiled. For each decade Brendan has chosen a hurling personality, hurling game and selected his dream hurling team, a football personality, football game and dream football team. Stars of recent decades include camogie and ladies Gaelic football players. This book ensures time will not dim the memory of the games or the names of the players that made the GAA from 1887 to the present, and will surely inspire the stars of tomorrow. Brendan Fullam, a native of Ardagh in County Limerick, had a banking career that took him to many towns in Ireland. Now living in New Ross, he has played Gaelic games in Killorglin, Kilrush, Clifden, Ballyshannon, Tralee and Wexford. The author of eight bestselling books on hurling, he is now retired and continues to visit former players and record their stories.
Number of pages: 360
Date of publication: 01/09/2009
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