The Little Book of Gaelic Football


Author: Andy Watters,Neil Loughran
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750955813
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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Ireland's love affair with Gaelic Games in general, and Gaelic football in particular, has never dimmed. Through the lean days of hunger and emigration, through the champagne-mojito-flavoured 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 light-hearted in style, this reliable reference book and a quirky guide reveals little-known facts and Gaelic football along with details of classic matches, statistical records, famous players, amusing anecdotes, and the general history of the game. This can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about this ancient game.

The Little Book of GAA Facts


Author: Eddie Ryan
Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd
ISBN: 1781172900
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 8786
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Did you know that in 1924, Mick Gill created history by winning two All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals in the same year and for different counties? Jack Lynch is the only player in GAA history to have won six successive All-Ireland medals (five in hurling). The 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final was the first to be played under flood-lights, exactly 100 years after Croke Park was first purchased. Do you know the name of every inter-county ground in Ireland? Who was full forward on the team of the Millenium? Who was the 1,000th All Star Award winner? In 'The Little Book of GAA Facts', Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation's passion. The book charts the history of Gaelic games, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements.

The Little Book of Tyrone


Author: Cathal Coyle
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750962844
Category: History
Page: 144
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The Little Book of Tyrone is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this much-loved county. Here you will find out about Tyrone’s myth and legend, its proud sporting heritage, its castles and great houses and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes the reader on a journey through County Tyrone and its vibrant past. 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 history and the secrets of this ancient county.

The Little Book of Cork


Author: Kieran McCarthy
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750965851
Category: History
Page: 144
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The Little Book of Cork is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about Cork City. Here you will find out about Cork’s buildings and businesses, its proud sporting heritage, its hidden corners and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through its bustling thoroughfares and down winding laneways, this book takes the reader on a journey through Cork and its vibrant past, recalling the people and events that shaped this great city. 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 Cork.

The Little Book of Donegal


Author: Cathal Coyle
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750969210
Category: History
Page: 240
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The Little Book of Donegal is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Donegal. Here you will find out about Donegal’s folklore and customs, its proud sporting heritage, its castles, forts and stone circles, its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and historic towns and along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, this book takes the reader on a journey through County Donegal and its vibrant past. 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 ancient county

The Little Book of Hurling


Author: Seamus J. King
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752499343
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 8751
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Ireland's love affair with Gaelic Games in general, and Hurling in particular, has never dimmed. Through the lean days of hunger and emigration, through the champagne-mojito-flavoured years of the Celtic Tiger and on after it slunk away with its tail between its legs, Ireland's love for ‘our games’ has endured. Fact-packed but light-hearted in style, this reliable reference book and a quirky guide reveals little-known facts, classic matches and amusing anecdotes, alongside a general history of the game. This is a book that can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about our ancient game.

The Little Book of Ballsbridge


Author: Hugh Oram
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750958294
Category: History
Page: 144
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The Little Book of Ballsbridge is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this leafy suburb of Dublin. Here you will find out about Ballsbridge’s famous (and occasionally infamous) residents, its proud sporting heritage, its churches and great houses and its natural history. Down wide streets and past elegant houses, this book takes the reader on a journey through Ballsbridge and its vibrant past. 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 Dublin’s ‘embassy belt’.

The Gaelic Games Quiz Book: Kerry

Kerry
Author: Andy Watters
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750961406
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 144
View: 3197
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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!

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
View: 849
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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.

The Bold Collegians

The Development of Sport in Trinity College, Dublin
Author: Trevor West
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780946640805
Category: Sports
Page: 150
View: 9486
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A Game of Our Own

The Origins of Australian Football
Author: Geoffrey Blainey
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 9781863953474
Category: Australian football
Page: 249
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Revised edition of this history of Australian Rules football. Discusses the birth of the national game, the characters and champions of the early days, how the VFL was formed, and why the umpire's job is so difficult. Argues that the game evolved through a series of inventions. Includes illustrations, sources, and index. Author is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Melbourne and has previously written many titles including 'The Rush that Never Ended' and 'The Tyranny of Distance'.

A Little Bit of Ireland


Author: John Finan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781425158262
Category:
Page: 80
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The widow lady and the shoemaker are true characters with a fictional storyline. The Bog holds a lot of facts about nature. It is full of wildlife and heritage.

Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization

European and North American Perspectives
Author: Alan Bairner
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791449110
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 207
View: 957
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Explores the relationship between sport and national identities within the context of globalization in the modern era.

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.

A book of soccer


Author: Brian Glanville
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 301
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Anecdotes highlight a brief history of soccer, its tactics, leading players, World Cups, and recent development in the U.S

The Oval World

A Global History of Rugby
Author: Tony Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408843722
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 560
View: 1672
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Rugby has always been a sport with as much drama off the field as on it. For every thrilling last-minute Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal to win the world cup or Jonah Lomu rampage down the touchline for a try, there has been a split, a feud or a controversy. The Oval World is the first full-length history of rugby on a world scale – from its origins in the village-based football games of medieval times up to the globalised sport of the twenty-first century,now played in well over 100 countries. It tells the story of how a game played in an obscure English public school became the winter sport of the British Empire, spread to France, Argentina, Japan and the rest of the world and commanded a global television audience of over four billion for the last world cup final. And how American football – and other games such as Australian, Canadian and Gaelic football – emerged from rugby and highlight just how much the modern gridiron game owes to its English cousin. Featuring the great moments in the game's history and its great names – such as Jonah Lomu, David Duckham, Serge Blanco, Billy Boston and David Campese alongside Rupert Brooke, King George V, Boris Karloff, Charles de Gaulle and Nelson Mandela – The Oval World investigates just what it is about rugby that enables it to survive and thrive in countries with very different traditions and cultures. This is the the definitive world history of a truly global rugby.

The Orphanage


Author: John Finan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456780190
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
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Michael, Jim, Tom and Dennis were four orphans they had no families. They were brought up in an orphanage. Hard work and poor food was their lot. They had no respect for authority. They felt unwanted by the outside world. They felt the world had deserted them and they felt everything they wanted was taken from them. Society did take everything from them. One thing they couldn’t take was their “music”. Enjoy the book Good Luck John Finan

The Irish Times Book of the Year


Author: Peter Murtagh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ireland
Page: N.A
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Annual anthology of articles, letters, and photographs of major events collected over a year from the Irish times.