The Little Book of Gaelic Football


Author: Andy Watters,Neil Loughran
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9781845888060
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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A compendium of historical facts and figures perfect for dipping into Ireland's love affair with Gaelic Games in general, and Gaelic soccer in particular, has never dimmed. Through the lean days of hunger and emigration, through the champagne-mojito-flavored years of the Celtic Tiger, and on after it slunk away with its tale between its legs, Ireland's love affair for "our games" has endured. Fact-packed but lighthearted in style, this reliable reference book and quirky guide reveals little-known facts and Gaelic soccer along with details of classic matches, statistical records, famous players, amusing anecdotes, and the general history of the game. It can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about this ancient game.

The Little Book of Stillorgan


Author: Hugh Oram
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750986271
Category: History
Page: 144
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THE LITTLE BOOK OF STILLORGAN is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Stillorgan and its vibrant past. Here you will discover Stillorgan’s rural past, its famous sons and daughters, its churches, pubs, shops and schools, its industries and sporting heritage and its natural history. You will also glimpse a darker side to Stillorgan with a look at crime and unrest in the district. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.

The Little Book of Irish Athletics


Author: Tom Hunt
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750985690
Category: History
Page: 160
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DID YOU KNOW? On 6 July 1924, high jumper and legendary Gaelic footballer Larry Stanley became the first athlete to represent independent Ireland in an Olympic athletics competition. Tom Kiely, arguably Ireland’s greatest athlete, won in excess of 1,000 prizes, five AAA hammer titles and fifty-three national titles between 1888 and 1908. The oldest medallist in Olympic track and field history is Irish-born Matt McGrath, who won a medal in Paris in 1924 at the age of 49 years and 195 days. In the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Ronnie Delany became Ireland’s first track champion, winning the 1,500m title with a new Olympic record time of 3:41.2. THE LITTLE BOOK OF IRISH ATHLETICS is a concise history of all the major occasions in Irish athletics, from the nineteenth century to the Morton Mile of July 2017. This new book from author Tom Hunt is a must for fans of Irish athletics all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about Ireland’s proud sporting heritage.

The Little Book of Blackrock


Author: Hugh Oram
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750991623
Category: History
Page: 144
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Blackrock is a noted residential area on Dublin’s south side, close to Dublin Bay. Once a small fishing village, its modern streets are lined with centuries of historical interest, from old houses and churches to one of the oldest roads in the country. From schooldays to sporting greats, a host of famous people have had their beginnings here. Éamon de Valera, Seamus Heaney and Bob Geldof have all taught at various academic institutions in the area, and Brian O’Driscoll learned to play rugby at Blackrock College. A reliable reference and handy guide to Blackrock past and present, this book can be dipped into time and again to reveal something new about the people, heritage and secrets of Blackrock.

Gaelic Games Quiz Book: Kerry

Kerry
Author: Andy Watters
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750961406
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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This is the ultimate Gaelic games quiz book for Kerry supporters. An ideal gift for fans of all ages, this is your chance to interact with the county’s long and eventful history in Gaelic football and hurling from early successes and classic matches to more recent heroics.Informative and fun, this book is the perfect companion for those long match-day trips up, down and across the country or for simply testing you and your mates ́ knowledge of our illustrious teams. From the obscure to the things you need to know, the book is packed with 30 themed rounds of questions designed to entertain and amuse all Kerry supporters. So get your thinking caps on - it ́s quiz time!

The Origins and Development of Football in Ireland

Being a Reprint of R.M. Peter's Irish Football Annual of 1880
Author: Richard M. Peter,Neal Garnham
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
ISBN: 9780901905932
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 178
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Football, be it Gaelic, rugby, or soccer is unquestionably the most popular team sport in Ireland. Surprisingly, the modern codes of Gaelic, Rugby, and Assocation football in Ireland are little more than a century old. R.M. Peter's pioneering Annual was published in 1880. Reproduced here, it provides voluminous detail on more than 600 players and 50 clubs of the time: it is a mine of information for the sports enthusiast, the historian, the genealogist alike.

O'Brien Pocket History of Gaelic Sport


Author: Eamonn Sweeney
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 184717521X
Category: History
Page: 120
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A clear, concise and fascinating introduction to Gaelic sport, covering Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball. The two greatest finals, the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals, are the largest amateur events in the world, drawing huge crowds and bringing many parts of the country to a standstill. This book deals with the origins of these games and their revival, the history of the championships and the GAA, the main rules and scoring systems, famous teams and players, great GAA grounds, All-Star awards and tours, the women's games, famous commentators, the gear and the trophies, compromise games with Aussie rules. A compendium of information on the fastest field sports in the world.

House of Pain

Through the Rooms of Mayo Football
Author: Keith Duggan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574061
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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No Gaelic Athletic Association football county has endured more anguish and disappointment in the quest for the Sam Maguire Cup than Mayo. More than half a century has passed since Mayo were the All-Ireland football champions in 1951. That year has become a bright and poignant touchstone, and while the county has produced glittering football players and achieved many days of glory since, the grand prize has eluded them. From the bleak 1970s, when Mayo failed to win even a provincial championship, to the soul-wrenching defeat against Meath in 1996, not to mention the numbing September losses to Kerry in recent years, Mayo supporters might be forgiven for thinking that the gods enjoy toying with them. Five All-Ireland-final losses sum up a modern period of near-glory and ultimate despair. But for all that, there is an abiding magnificence to Mayo football. They keep pressing and have never compromised the open, often flamboyant, style of play for which the county has been celebrated, while the passionate Mayo public has stayed loyal and loud through the setbacks. In the wake of a season when cult hero John O'Mahony finally returned to manage his native county, award-winning sportswriter Keith Duggan presents an unforgettable account of Mayo's grand obsession. House of Pain is an entertaining, moving book about the people who have put their souls into the fight for All-Ireland glory. Packed with memorable anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories about the quest for success, it is a tribute to those who refuse to be daunted by the fact that fifty years of trying have brought no redemption.

A Game of Our Own

The Origins of Australian Football
Author: Geoffrey Blainey
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1863954856
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 249
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Today Australian Rules football is a multi-million-dollar business, with superstar players, high-profile presidents and enough scandals to fill a soap opera. The game has changed beyond recognition – or has it? In A Game of Our Own, esteemed historian Geoffrey Blainey documents the birth of our great national game. Who were the characters and champions of the early days of Australian football? How was the VFL formed? Why was the umpire's job so difficult? Blainey takes a sceptical look at the idea that the game had its origins in Ireland or in Aboriginal pastimes. Instead he demonstrates that footy was a series of inventions. The game played in 1880 was very different to that of 1860, just as the game played today is different again. Journey back to an era when the ground was not oval, when captains acted as umpires, when players wore caps and jerseys bearing forgotten colours and kicked a round ball that soon lost its shape. A Game of Our Own is a fascinating social history and a compulsory read for all true fans of the game. 'Australians are not only very good at playing sport – we invent it as well. Fans of the game will love this book; it is a great read about a great game and how it all began.'—Ron Barassi

Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization

European and North American Perspectives
Author: Alan Bairner
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791449110
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 207
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Explores the relationship between sport and national identities within the context of globalization in the modern era.

The Shared Origins of Football, Rugby, and Soccer


Author: Christopher Rowley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442246197
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 260
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In today’s hypercompetitive world, contact sports bring about fierce rivalries between fans, between players, and even between countries. From the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines in grid iron football, to the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks in rugby, to Real Madrid and Barcelona in association football (soccer), contact sports incite a passion few other games can replicate. Though these modern contests of brawn might vary in ways both subtle and significant, they draw on a common history that dates back centuries. Overcoming rulers, conquerors, and religious leaders, the games of ancient times survived and flourished to become the sports we know and love today. In The Shared Origins of Football, Rugby, and Soccer, Christopher Rowley reveals how ball games arose and took shape into seven distinct forms: American football, association football, Australian rules football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, rugby league football, and rugby union football. Rowley traces ball games back to the Mayans in Meso-America and the Han Dynasty in China, through ancient Egypt and Greece, and on through the Cradle of football in England and Scotland. His narrative includes the relatively recent development of rules, codes, and leagues and concludes with the current state of football around the world. The Shared Origins of Football, Rugby, and Soccer takes the reader through this unique odyssey in world history by bringing to life the little-known games of the past. Rowley recreates ancient games from around the world based on surviving documents and illustrations, and relates first-hand accounts of fossil games still played today. Through careful research, the common ancestry of our modern seven codes of football is finally pieced together to create a fascinating history of the world of football that we know today.

The Mammoth Book of Irish Humour


Author: Aubrey Malone
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780337981
Category: Humor
Page: 160
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This bumper collection of Irish humour covers topics such as Absenteeism and Zoos and everything in between. It would be disappointing should such a large collection not include the best of famous Irish wits such as Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, but the emphasis is very much on contemporary Irish humour from the likes of Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Ardal O'Hanlon and Dara O'Briain, to name just a few. Lunatic, iconoclastic and, as Spike Milligan might have put it, involving 'sideways thinking', this is Irish humour at its very best.

Fear of Food

A Diary of Mothering
Author: Carol Bacchi
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781876756321
Category: Books
Page: 145
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Incorporating diary entries and reflections, this personal account of one mother's struggles during the first 12 months of her son's life to get him to eat openly confronts the social challenges mothers encounter, including insensitive doctors, the marketing of maternity in the media, postpartum depression, and social isolation. The stinging question What if I don't love my child enough? is explored in this highly personal and moving story that argues mothers must speak out about the challenges and traumas they face in order to be understood.

Curlee Girlee


Author: Atara Twersky
Publisher: Sandbox Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9780996843836
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Curlee Girlee's hair makes her mad! She wants it to grow down her back like spagetti, not sideways and all curly-whirly. Curlee Girlee wants to look like everybody else- and she'll try anything to solve her problem. Then one day she discovers that her curly hair is perfect just the way it is. Curlee Girlee doesn't need to look like everyone else to be beautiful.

The Business of Choice

Marketing to Consumers' Instincts
Author: Matthew Willcox
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0134053494
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Winner of the 2016 Berry - AMA Book Prize for Best Book in Marketing from the American Marketing Association! Named Marketing Book of the Year for 2016 by Marketing & Sales Books! Reshape Consumer Behavior by Making Your Brand the Instinctive, Intuitive, Easy Choice • Discover powerful new ways to simplify and guide consumer decisions • Gain actionable insights into social influence, how people plan, and how they interpret the past • Leverage surprising advances in neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and the behavioral and social sciences Whatever your marketing or behavioral objective, you’ll be far more successful if you know how humans choose. Human intuitions and cognitive mechanisms have evolved over millions of years, but only now are marketers beginning to understand their impact on people’s decisions. The Business of Choice helps you apply new scientific insights to make your brand or target behavior the easiest, most instinctive choice. Matthew Willcox integrates the latest research advances with his own extensive enterprise marketing experience at FCB’s Institute of Decision Making. Willcox explains why we humans often seem so irrational, how marketers can leverage the same evolutionary factors that helped humans prosper as a species, how to make decisions simpler for your consumers, and how to make them feel good about their choices, so they keep coming back for more!

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature


Author: Ian Brown
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748636951
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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This volume considers the major themes, texts and authors of Scottish literature of the twentieth and, so far, twenty-first century. It identifies the contexts and impulses that led Scottish writers to adopt their creative literary strategies. Moving beyond traditional classifications, it draws on the most recent critical approaches to open up new perspectives on Scottish literature since 1900. The volume's innovative thematic structure ensures that the most important texts or authors are seen from different perspectives whether in the context of empire, renaissance, war and post-war, literary genre, generation, and resistance. In order to provide thorough coverage, these thematic chapters are complemented by chronological 'Arcade' chapters, which outline the contexts of the literature of the period by decades, and by 'Overview' chapters which trace developments across the century in theatre, language and Gaelic literature. Taken together, the chapters provide a thorough and thought-provoking account of the century's literature.

A Terrible Beauty

Poetry of 1916
Author: N.A
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847177697
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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‘A terrible beauty is born’ WB Yeats’s poignant words have come to immortalise the complex legacy of the Easter Rising, 1916. The poetry that emerged at this time of upheaval in Ireland gave voice to the thoughts of a generation. Yeats’s poem, ‘Easter 1916’, sits alongside selected works of other major poets of the era. These include Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett, who were executed for their part in the Rising. In the aftermath of the Rising an outpouring of poetry also expressed the shock and grief of literary figures such as Padraic Colum, Francis Ledwidge, Eva Gore-Booth, James Stephens, Dora Sigerson Shorter and Seán O’Casey. Rebels, soldiers, honorary Irishmen, sympathisers and exiles all held up a mirror, in verse, to the events, beliefs and desires bound up in 1916.

Bernard Dunne

Champion of the World
Author: Bernard Dunne
Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN: 1788491106
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 160
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How a little kid from Dublin became a world champion boxer. Bernard Dunne tells his own story in his own words: for children! Growing up in Neilstown, west Dublin, Bernard Dunne was always going to be a boxer. His Dad Brendan was an Olympic boxer in his day, and coached in the CIE club in Inchicore, and his two big brothers were skilled boxers too. As Bernard grew up boxing taught him to believe in himself and helped him to focus on goals both within the sport and in other parts of his life. Bernard won his first boxing bout, at the age of six and against a ten-year-old, and went on to win thirteen Irish championship titles. In this inspirational book, Bernard describes life as a boy in Neilstown, the ups and downs of his life and career, and the powerful life lessons and skills that sport can teach a child.