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Princes of Pigskin 
by Joe O Muircheartaigh & T. J. Flynn

Kerry played in 53 football All-Irelands and is the most successful county in Gaelic football. It has a long history and many heroes. This survey of Kerry footballers since 1903, their first All-Ireland success, features 100 proud wearers of the green and gold. Current stars interviewed include Colm 'Gooch' Cooper and Kieran Donaghy while names from the past range from Joe Barrett and John Joe ... more»

Christy Ring - Hurling's Greatest 
by Tim Horgan

Christy Ring from Cloyne, County Cork, is regarded as the greatest hurler of all time. Tim Horgan traces his playing career with its many highlights and captures his unique charisma that excited and attracted people to him It pays due respect to his opponents and the drab conditions in which all lived and played. Included is Ben Kiely’s report on Christy playing at the opening of Casement Park, ... more»

A King in a Kingdom of Kings: Dick Fitzgerald and Kerry Football 
by Thomas B. Looney

As well as the life story of Gaelic football pioneer and independence fighter, Killarney-born Dick Fitzgerald (1882 1930), this book includes, in facsimile, his 1914 classic How to Play Gaelic Football, the first-ever GAA instruction manual. Dick Fitzgerald, one of Gaelic football's most legendary players in a kingdom of legendary players, had an extraordinary sporting career, winning four Kerry ... more»

Liam, Sam, Strikes And Shemozzles: How Well Do You Know Your Gaa? 
by J.P. Corkery & Ciaran Loughran

The annual quest to win the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy Cups inspires great action on Ireland's GAA playing fields. This engaging collection of 1,500 questions sets out to inform, entertain, and test all GAA fans. Each round of questions covers a specific aspect of the GAA and the chapter order takes the reader through the history of Gaelic games, the matches, the stars, the referees. GAA ... more»

Special Tribute to Mick Murphy 

Local Caherciveen man, Mick Murphy better known as "The Iron Man" created history in 1958 becoming the first South Kerry man to win the Ras Tailteann, Ireland's unique cycle race. 2008 was the 50th anniversary of his great achievement. To mark the occasion, a special tribute DVD was made in association with Weeshie Fogarty and his Terrace Talk team. The DVD contains archive footage ... more»

Hurling - The Warrior Game 
by Diarmuid O'Flynn

In this review of Ireland's finest spectator sport, Diarmuid O'Flynn goes in search of the key elements of hurling greatness. He interviews current and former greats, managers and coaches. People who played the game at every level discuss the finer points and skills that make the perfect player. They also recall great performances, great protagonists and humorous anecdotes. The result is a ... more»


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