The Story of the GAA by Vincent McDonnell. 1st Edition. The Collins Press, 2009.
Description: The GAA, the Gaelic Athletic Association, is the most important sporting organisation in Ireland today. It was started by just a few people with vision and now has more than 800,000 members. Every year, teams compete to win trophies, cheered on by fans dressed from head to toe in county colours. In Dublin city a small piece of green space, 144 metres by 86 metres, is possibly the most famous place in Ireland. Hardly a single Irish boy or girl has'nt dreamed of one day running onto that pitch to the roar of 80,000 people. This is the story of the GAA, a story of sport and of the men and women who play the games. Starting with the founding of the GAA it describes the origins of hurling and football and their popularity and it celebrates great players like Christy Ring and Pat Spillane and talented GAA families like the Ó Sé's of Kerry and the Larkins of Kilkenny. Find out about famous GAA trophies and grounds, major competitions and the results down though the years. Learn more about Ladies Football, Camogie and Handball, and discover how the GAA celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2009 has grown to be Ireland s largest and most renowned sporting organisation.
Condition: Used, good. Some mottling and writing on title page