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The Managers

by Daire Whelan

The Managers Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444744026
Publication date: 5th June 2014
Author: Daire Whelan
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Sporting events & management,

About Daire Whelan

Daire Whelan is a writer and journalist. The author of two previous non-fiction books - Who Stole Our Game? and A Year with the Dubs - his work has appeared in the Irish Times, Magill, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Tribune. A former award-winning producer with Newstalk, RTE and Setanta Sports, he now runs his own digital content company,, and lives in south Tipperary with his family and dogs.

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