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Great GAA Rivalries Unforgettable Showdowns

Great GAA Rivalries Unforgettable Showdowns

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

Fans always answer in the affirmative when their team asks: Will you still love me tomorrow? However, for many GAA fans it is their rivalries that root them, guide them and define them. This book celebrates the many age-old rivalries that have energised, enlivened and enhanced the GAA. Based on exclusive interviews with a veritable who's who of the great and the good of Gaelic Games, this book offers insights into the myriad controversies and thrilling events on and off the field which these rivalries have generated. Written with the intimate knowledge of an insider, it recalls iconic episodes alongside incidents that have never before come to public attention. Full of arresting anecdotes these pages capture the unique pride and passion of Ireland's greatest national treasures: Gaelic football, hurling, ladies' football and camogie.

100 Great Irish Rugby Moments

100 Great Irish Rugby Moments

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

100 Great Irish Rugby Moments is a unique celebration of the most significant moments of the sport from the 1940s to the present day: Munster's historic win over the All-Blacks; Ulster win the European Cup; Connacht win the Pro 12; Leinster's unique European double; The Irish ladies' win the Grand Slam, Ireland beat the All-Blacks twice; Grand Slam wins and many more great epic days. Based on exclusive, engrossing and entertaining interviews with the great and the good of Irish rugby including Mick Galwey, Ciaran Fitzgerald, David Humphreys, Brian O'Driscoll and Ronan O'Gara and many, many more who offer unique perspectives on their human and sporting dramas and a plethora of amusing anecdotes.The result offers remarkable insights into the myriad of controversies, epic matches, thrilling contests and pivotal events on and off the field which shaped these great moments.

100 Great GAA Moments

100 Great GAA Moments

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

In its long and rich history the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of one hundred of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final; the Polo Grounds Final; Seamus Darby's goal in 1982; the epic clashes between Dublin and Meath in 1991; Leitrim's Connacht title in 1994; Clare ending 81 years in the wilderness; Wexford becoming home to `the Riverdance of Sport' and the GAA opening up Croke Park to other sports. These moments and many more are featured in these pages. Every county is included. Based on exclusive interviews as seen through the eyes of the key personalities who shaped them, it goes behind the scenes and offers unique eyewitness accounts of the dramas on and off the pitch that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation. New light is shed on old controversies, fresh insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory are provided, and the epic contests that turned the national games into the national soap opera are recounted by the men and women who were there in the heat of the battles.

100 Great GAA Moments

100 Great GAA Moments

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

In its long and rich history, the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of one hundred of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final, the Polo Grounds Final, Seamus Darby's goal in 1982, the epic clashes between Dublin and Meath in 1991, Leitrim's Connacht title in 1994, Clare ending 81 years in the wilderness, Wexford becoming home to `the Riverdance of Sport' and the GAA opening up Croke Park to other sports. These moments and many more are featured in these pages. Every county is included. Based on exclusive interviews with the key personalities who shaped these moments, this book goes behind the scenes and offers unique eyewitness accounts of the dramas on and off the pitch that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation. New light is shed on old controversies, fresh insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory are provided, and the epic contests that turned the national games into the national soap opera are recounted by the men and women who were there in the heat of the battles.

The GAA Immortals 100 Gaelic Games Legends

The GAA Immortals 100 Gaelic Games Legends

Author: John Scally, Sean Boylan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The lore and legend of Gaelic Games has been shaped by great players. Since the Games began, special players have had a unique power to make the heart skip a beat. Now THE GAA IMMORTALS celebrates the achievements of 100 of the very best footballers, hurlers, managers, ladies footballers and camogie players from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Based around exclusive interviews with a who's who of Gaelic Games, THE GAA IMMORTALS covers all the codes, giving a unique insight into icons of the games, including Dick Fitzgerald, Mick Mackey, Christy Ring, Jack Lynch, Nicky Rackard, Mick O'Connell, Sean O'Neill, Eddie Keher, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Angela Downey, Lulu Carroll, Nicky English, DJ Carey, Peter Canavan, Henry Shefflin, Gooch Cooper and Joe Canning. With stars from all 32 counties represented, THE GAA IMMORTALS is a fascinating account of the greatest heroes and legends of the games.

The GAA Immortals: 100 Gaelic Games Legends

The GAA Immortals: 100 Gaelic Games Legends

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

The lore and legend of Gaelic Games has been shaped by great players. Since Adam was a boy special players have had a unique power to make the heart skip a beat.This book celebrates 100 of them: footballers, hurlers, managers, ladies' footballers and camogie players from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. The book is based around exclusive interviews with a who's who of Gaelic games. And it covers all the GAA codes.Icons of the games featured include: Dick Fitzgerald, Mick Mackey, Christy Ring, Jack Lynch, Nicky Rackard, Mick O'Connell, Sean O'Neill, Eddie Keher, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Angela Downey, Sue Ramsbottom, Nicky English, DJ Carey, Peter Canavan, Henry Shefflin, Gooch Cooper and Joe Canning. And there's plenty to read for GAA fans of any age.Every county has their own stars and each county is represented here. All 32 counties are featured.

Blood, Sweat, Triumph and Tears Tales from the GAA

Blood, Sweat, Triumph and Tears Tales from the GAA

Author: John Scally, Ger Loughnane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

p>Gaelic games are a key part of our everyday life. They're the focus of endless debate and speculation, set the mood of Monday's post-match workplace and dominate pub-talk. For many of us, life and death run second to major GAA events. Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears 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 the Gaelic games 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 is 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 entertaining anecdotes, inspirational incidents and epic encounters, Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears captures the magic of the GAA. A book to shorten the long winter nights for any GAA fan. Dermot Earley, Kildare legend

The GAA An Oral History

The GAA An Oral History

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

For 125 years, the GAA has been a fixed point in a fast-changing age, and this oral history marks the125th anniversary of the Association. It is the story of the GAA as seen through the eyes of those key personalities who shaped it. Author Jon Scally has carried out over a hundred revealing interviews with players and managers who are synonymous with the Games, including Babs Keating, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Ger Loughnane, D.J. Carey, Liam Griffin, Mick O'Dwyer, Colm O'Rourke, John O'Mahony, Joe Brolly and Matt Connor, and these contributions offer a unique eyewitness testimony to the dramas that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation both on and off the pitch. The book sheds new light on high-profile controversies, offers new insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory and presents a fresh look at the epic contests that turned Ireland's Games into a national soap opera. The GAA: An Oral History is a celebration of the good, the bad and the beautiful of Gaelic Games, and is a must for all sports fans.

Whose Death is it Anyway Euthanasia and the Right to Die

Whose Death is it Anyway Euthanasia and the Right to Die

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1995