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100 Irish Rugby Greats
100 Irish Rugby Greats

100 Irish Rugby Greats


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95)

Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9781845967734

Rights: US

Mainstream Publishing (Aug 2011)

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A celebration of the most significant stars of Irish rugby since the 1930s, this dedication to the sport takes in all of the true greats, including Jack Kyle, Tony O’Reilly, Mike Gibson, Willie John McBride, Moss Keane, Keith Wood, Brian O’Driscoll, and Paul O’Connell. Each detailed and revelatory profile is based on interviews with the athletes, as well as with those who have lined up against them. The result is a remarkable insight into a history of myriad controversies, epic matches, thrilling contests, and pivotal events on and off the field. Laced with humor and packed with anecdotes, the book pulsates with an insider’s knowledge and will prove to be a collectable read for all rugby fans.


"Recalls legendary players and gives an insight into their personalities and backgrounds that otherwise might never have seen the light of day, and is written with the qualities of rugby: love, touch, feel and instinct" - Ollie Campbell

"A very interesting book . . . a welcome addition to the history of rugby" - Jack Kyle

Author Biography

John Scally is a teacher in Dublin and was formerly a journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of numerous books, including 100 GAA Greats.