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The GAA – County by County

By Mike Cronin, Mark Duncan & Paul Rouse

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People and place, sport and identity are at the heart of this book, telling the story of how the GAA has left a unique imprint on every Irish county and Irish communities overseas. Organised county by county, the highs and lows of on-field activity are charted and the various forces that have shaped the personality of the GAA across each county - social, economic, geographic and political - are examined. With a compelling mix of text, images and first-hand accounts from participants in the GAA Oral History project, this is a seamless blend of the scholarly and the popular, providing fascinating insights into why the GAA has developed as it has in different places. The second major publication after The GAA - A People's History from the team behind the GAA Oral History Project, this is a book to treasure and keep.

  • Book Format: Hardback
  • Published: 2011
  • Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
  • Number of pages: 480
  • ISBN: 9781848891289
  • Illustrations note: Colour photos, B&W photos,
A must have edition to any true gaelic fan’s bookshelf … a book to treasure and keep.
This new title has a brief history and recounts some of the sporting highlights of every county in Ireland, but it is the photographs that really steal the show, a marvellous collection of images of players old and new, male and female, of supporters and spectators, of celebrations and pitches. This book is a must for every GAA fan, an ideal gift for any member of your family abroad.
With a compelling mix of text, images (many previously unseen) and first-hand accounts from participants in the GAA Oral History project, this is a seamless blend of the scholarly and the popular, providing fascinating insights into why the GAA has developed as it has in different places.
Contains a magnificent selection of photographs that capture the importance of the GAA in every county in Ireland…will make an ideal present for anyone who has an interest in the history of GAA or the development of our country.
Space for space, the photographs and text are about equal which makes for a very lively book which can be dipped into with always something new to discover.
As in [GAA-] A People’s History, the photographs compiled here are like self-contained chapters.
It’s perhaps the finest illustration I’ve seen of that strange and wonderful situation whereby Irish counties, relatively small places surrounded by similar entities, nevertheless preserve their own deeply cherished distinct identity. The fantastic eye for a telling photograph, which was one of the most striking features of the first book, is once more evident. You could mount a magnificent exhibition of the photos within the covers.

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