A Pocket History of Gaelic Sports

Product Number: BKPOCKET


A clear, concise and fascinating introduction to Gaelic sport, covering Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball. The two greatest finals, the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals, are the largest amateur events in the world, drawing huge crowds and bringing many parts of the country to a standstill. This book deals with the origins of these games and their revival, the history of the championships and the GAA, the main rules and scoring systems, famous teams and players, great GAA grounds, All-Star awards and tours, the women's games, famous commentators, the gear and the trophies, compromise games with Aussie rules. A compendium of information on the fastest field sports in the world.

Bibliographic Data

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 177x110 mm
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • ISBN:9780862788544


"Sweeney does a fine job in stripping down to the bare details what some tonnes take half of a south American jungle to explain. He deals with the founding of the organisation, its political and cultural motivation a
Evening Echo

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