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The Gaa Immortals

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781785301667
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The lore and legend of Gaelic Games has been shaped by great players. Since the Games began, special players have had a unique power to make the heart skip a beat. Now THE GAA IMMORTALS celebrates the achievements of 100 of the very best footballers, hurlers, managers, ladies footballers and camogie players from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Based around exclusive interviews with a who's who of Gaelic Games, THE GAA IMMORTALS covers all the codes, giving a unique insight into icons of the games, including Dick Fitzgerald, Mick Mackey, Christy Ring, Jack Lynch, Nicky Rackard, Mick O’Connell, Seán O'Neill, Eddie Keher, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Angela Downey, Lulu Carroll, Nicky English, DJ Carey, Peter Canavan, Henry Shefflin, Gooch Cooper and Joe Canning. With stars from all 32 counties represented, THE GAA IMMORTALS is a fascinating account of the greatest heroes and legends of the games. "John Scally's latest book celebrates the fantastic players, the unforgettable games, the great rivalries and the wonderful pride in parish and county that is part and parcel of the GAA." EILEEN DUNNE "A true celebration of the greats of the GAA." SEAN BOYLAN
Category: Sports & Recreation

Great Gaa Rivalries

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781785302947
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fans always answer in the affirmative when their team asks: Will you still love me tomorrow? However, for many GAA fans it is their rivalries that guide them and define them. This unique book celebrates the age-old rivalries that have energised and enlivened the GAA. Based on exclusive interviews with a veritable Who's Who of the great and the good of Gaelic Games, here are remarkable insights into the controversies, epic matches and the thrilling events on and off the field which great GAA rivalries have generated. Full of arresting anecdotes that represent each county, these pages capture the extraordinary pride and passion of Ireland's greatest national treasures: Gaelic football, hurling, ladies football and camogie. John Scally is a lecturer in Trinity College, but in his spare time is a writer and broadcaster. Since 1992 he has written 40 books with cumulative sales of over 150,000 copies. He is the author of the biggest selling GAA book in Ireland, Raising the Banner:The Biography of Ger Loughnane, and for a few years his biography of Tony Ward was the biggest selling rugby book in Ireland. 'Will bring back a treasure trove of great memories for GAA fans.' Cyril Farrell 'There have been many rivalries through the decades and John Scally will navigate you through them as only he can, with great insight and knowledge and an unrivalled love for our native games.' Donal Ryan 'Pulsates with the thrills and spills of epic contests, clashes and controversies. A must read book for GAA fans. It reminds us of who we are.' John O'Mahony
Category: Sports & Recreation

The People S Games

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781785303272
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For over 130 years the GAA has been at the heart of Irish life. Now, in The People’s Games, John Scally tells the compelling stories of the men and women behind the rich history of Gaelic Games. Since the introduction of television Gaelic Games have become a huge entertainment industry, yet at their core remain deeply embedded in the local community. They shape the national conversation and lift the mood of the country. Hurling, ladies’ football, camogie and Gaelic football are Ireland’s greatest national treasures. Gaelic Games are part of the DNA of the Irish Race, and the people are the beating heart of the Games. This comprehensive collection captures the GAA’s evolving history, the fabled heroes, the controversies, the scandals, the pulsating games, the fans, the centrality of the clubs, and the unending and heart-stopping drama. Full of fascinating insights, amusing anecdotes, thrilling tales and new revelations about famous incidents and epic encounters, this volume brings the people’s games alive in all their vibrancy. Based on exclusive interviews, this captivating compendium explores the rich history of the men and women of the GAA who made it all happen.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Gaa

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781845969479
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For 125 years, the GAA has been a fixed point in a fast-changing age, and this oral history marks the125th anniversary of the Association. It is the story of the GAA as seen through the eyes of those key personalities who shaped it. Author Jon Scally has carried out over a hundred revealing interviews with players and managers who are synonymous with the Games, including Babs Keating, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Ger Loughnane, D.J. Carey, Liam Griffin, Mick O'Dwyer, Colm O'Rourke, John O'Mahony, Joe Brolly and Matt Connor, and these contributions offer a unique eyewitness testimony to the dramas that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation both on and off the pitch. The book sheds new light on high-profile controversies, offers new insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory and presents a fresh look at the epic contests that turned Ireland's Games into a national soap opera. The GAA: An Oral History is a celebration of the good, the bad and the beautiful of Gaelic Games, and is a must for all sports fans.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Blood Sweat Triumph Tears

Author : John Scally
ISBN : 9781785301049
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Gaelic games are a key part of our everyday life. They're the focus of endless debate and speculation, set the mood of Monday’s post-match workplace and dominate pub-talk. For many of us, life and death run second to major GAA events. Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears looks back at some of the best moments from the sporting nation’s favourite soap opera. It pays homage to the great players and personalities in Gaelic football, hurling, ladies’ football and camogie, and the classic victories and thrilling contests these codes have produced down the decades. Based on exclusive interviews with many of the greatest personalities in the rich history of the GAA and covering every county in Ireland, this is a unique insight into the passion and the politics, the controversies and the crises, the wisdom and the wit, and the highs and the lows of the country’s greatest national treasure. Full of entertaining anecdotes, inspirational incidents and epic encounters, Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears captures the magic of the GAA. 'A book to shorten the long winter nights for any GAA fan'. Dermot Earley, Kildare legend
Category: Sports & Recreation

Offaly

Author : William Nolan
ISBN : UOM:39015047590420
Genre : Offaly (Ireland)
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Brendan Bracken

Author : Charles Lysaght
ISBN : UOM:39015015388229
Genre : Great Britain
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Martin Ferris

Author : J. J. Barrett
ISBN : WISC:89093549186
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From IRA gunrunner to member of parliament, this is the unique and exclusive inside story of Martin Ferris, told by one of his close childhood friends. A fisherman, footballer and republican from Kerry, Ferris served ten years in prison for his involvement in the attempted importation of a large consignment of guns aboard the Marita Ann, before being elected in May 2002 to the Irish parliament, despite a concerted campaign by the police and some political opponents to link him with alleged vigilante activities against drug pushers in his constituency.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Immortal Compositions Of Tyagaraja

Author : Swami Tyāgarāja
ISBN : UOM:39015033103576
Genre : Carnatic music
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Compositions in Karnatic style; without musical notation.
Category: Carnatic music

The Maitri Upanisat

Author : Srisa Chandra Vasu
ISBN : UOM:39015036357443
Genre : Brahmanism
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ISBN : UVA:X030152848
Genre : Upanishads
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Sanskrit philosophical text with commentary.
Category: Upanishads

Between Past And Future

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 9781101662656
Genre : Philosophy
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From the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism, “a book to think with through the political impasses and cultural confusions of our day” (Harper’s Magazine) Hannah Arendt’s insightful observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute an impassioned contribution to political philosophy. In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill the vital essence of these concepts and use them to regain a frame of reference for the future. To participate in these exercises is to associate, in action, with one of the most original and fruitful minds of the twentieth century.
Category: Philosophy

Lost Lives

Author : David McKittrick
ISBN : NWU:35556034216739
Genre : History
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This is the story of the Northern Ireland troubles told as never before. It is not concerned with the political bickering, but with the lives of those who have suffered and the deaths which have resulted from more than three decades of conflict. Over a seven-year period, the authors examined every death which was directly caused by the troubles. Their research involved interviewing witnesses, scouring published material, and drawing on a range of investigative sources to produce this study. They trace the origins of the conflict from the firing of the first shots, through the carnage of the 1970s and 1980s and up to the republican and loyalist ceasefires and beyond. All the casualties are remembered here--the RUC officer, the young soldier, the IRA volunteer, the loyalist paramilitary, the Catholic mother, the Protestant worker, and the new-born baby.
Category: History