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Daire Whelan - Author

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Books by Daire Whelan

The Art of Hurling:

The Art of Hurling:

Author: Daire Whelan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2017

How are some hurling managers able to transform losing teams to All-Ireland champions in a short time? What is it about their philosophies and beliefs that makes them unique and successful? What are their thoughts on the future of hurling in this period of unprecedented focus on the game and its development? Daire Whelan uncovers the ideas and methods of some of the game's most successful managers. Tracing the evolution of hurling managers from the 1970s up to the present day, he has spoken to some of the game's most enlightened thinkers from that period, including Eamon O'Shea, Anthony Daly, Justin McCarthy, Eamonn Cregan, Babs Keating, John Allen, Cyril Farrell, Liam Griffin, Ger Loughnane, Diarmuid Healy and Terence 'Sambo' McNaughton.Managers who not only won All-Irelands or provincial titles in unique circumstances, often ending decades-long losing streaks and usually bringing success within a season or two. They provide an insight into the traits and techniques of the greatest hurling managers.

The Managers

The Managers

Author: Daire Whelan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

In The Managers, journalist Daire Whelan looks at how the most successful and innovative managers of the past fifty years have influenced the development of Gaelic football. Beginning with the modernisation of the sport by Down in the 1960s, Whelan examines the tactics and training used through the decades and, with interviews and insights from some of the game's greatest minds, brings readers on a journey right up to the rise of 'The System' under Jim McGuinness. What is it that made some managers so successful? What was different about their philosophies and approaches? And how did they influence and change the game? Asking players and coaches about the future of the game, The Managers provides us with a valuable account of the evolution of Gaelic football, and the men who changed it forever.

The Managers

The Managers

Author: Daire Whelan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2013

'Brilliant. The best researched and best compiled book on the subject that's ever been printed. Fans, players and would-be managers will devour it.' Sean Kelly, former President of the GAA In The Managers, journalist Daire Whelan looks at how the most successful and innovative managers of the past fifty years have influenced the development of Gaelic football. Beginning with the modernisation of the sport by Down in the 1960s, Whelan examines the tactics and training used through the decades and, with interviews and insights from some of the game's greatest minds, including Mick O'Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan, Sean Boylan, Eugene McGee, Mickey Ned O'Sullivan, Brian McEniff, John O'Mahony and Joe Kernan, brings readers on a journey right up to the rise of 'The System' under Jim McGuinness. What is it that made some managers so successful? What was different about their philosophies and approaches? And how did they influence and change the game? Asking players and coaches about the future of the game, The Managers provides us with a valuable account of the evolution of Gaelic football, and the men who changed it forever.