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by John Scally

The GAA Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845964436
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Author: John Scally
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Sporting events & management, History of sport,

About John Scally

John Scally works as a teacher in Dublin and was formerly a journalist and broadcaster. He is the is the author of over 20 books, including Odd-Shaped Balls and Legends of Irish Rugby.

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