Deadlock: Dubin vs Meath 1991 by Eoghan Corry .1st Edition. Hardback & Dustjacket. Gill & Macmillan, 2011.
In the summer of 1991 saved Gaelic football. Ireland had spent the previous summer in a mood of elation having qualified for the soccer World Cup finals for the first time ever. Gaelic football could have been left behind, a casualty of Ireland's new status as a top ten soccer nation. Instead, it was saved by three unlikely events. The GAA decided not to seed the stronger teams in the Leinster championship. Two of the best supported teams were drawn against each other in the opening round. Incredibly, it took four matches and one of the most dramatic finishes in history before there was a winner. What happened in 1991 was about the reinvention of a sport, wresting it from its obsession with its own legacy and engaging with a brighter, more confident future back at the heart of popular culture.
Beautiful photos in colour and black and white.
Condition: Brand new. Hardback cover in black with gold lettering on spine. Dustjacket in perfect condition.