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100 GAA Greats
100 GAA Greats

100 GAA Greats

From Christy Ring to Joe Canning

By John Scally, Foreword by Eddie Keher


336 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95)

Publication Date: December 2010

ISBN 9781845965648

Rights: US

Mainstream Publishing (Dec 2010)

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In 100 GAA Greats, John Scally celebrates the most significant players Gaelic games have brought us in their 125-year history. He selects those footballers, hurlers, managers, and camogie players who have lit up Irish sport, becoming national treasures in the process, and highlights their remarkable skills. Amongst those included in this unique who's who of the sport are Christy Ring, Mick O'Connell, Nicky Rackard, Mick Mackey, John Joe O'Reilly, Nicky English, Mickey Harte, Kevin Moran, Enda Colleran, D.J. Carey, Angela Downey, Ger Loughnane, John O'Mahony, Justin McCarthy, Colm O'Rourke, Matt Connor, and Liam Griffin. Many of the profiles featured in the book are based on exclusive interviews with the stars themselves, as well as with some of their competitors. The entries offer a candid insight into the many pivotal events, major controversies, epic matches, and thrilling contests to have occurred during the GAA's existence. Laced with humor and packed with entertaining anecdotes, 100 GAA Greats pulsates with insider's knowledge. It will inform, entertain, enlighten, amuse, and spark debate, and is a must for all GAA fans.

Author Biography

John Scally works as a teacher in Dublin and was formerly a journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of more than 20 books, including The GAA: An Oral History, Odd-Shaped Balls, and Legends of Irish Rugby.