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100 Great GAA Moments
100 Great GAA Moments

100 Great GAA Moments

By John Scally, Foreword by Joe Canning

SPORTS & RECREATION

368 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781785302442

Rights: US & CA

Black & White Publishing (May 2019)

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Overview

In its long and rich history, the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of 100 of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final, the Polo Grounds Final, Se´amus 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. 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. With all 32 counties included, 100 Great GAA Moments is a treasure trove of the incredible people and events that have made the games what they are today.

Reviews

"A great book that capture the real essence of the GAA. Special times and memories for everyone that was involved in our greatest GAA moments." —Ciaran Whelan, Dublin legend

"A book that will open up a treasure trove of memories for GAA fans." —Bernard Flynn, Meath Legend

Author Biography

John Scally is a lecturer in Trinity College, but in his spare time is a writer and broadcaster. Since 1992 he has written 40 books with cumulative sales of over 150,000 copies. He is the author of the biggest selling GAA book in Ireland, Raising the Banner: The Biography of Ger Loughnane, and for a few years his biography of Tony Ward was the biggest selling rugby book in Ireland.