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GAA History

Dónal McAnallen, The Cups That Cheered: A History of the Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Higher Education Gaelic Games  (Collins Press, 2012, 350pps. €29.99 HB).

The role played by many educational institutions in the development of sport is well-known, and sport and … Read More

Ali in Ireland

When Ali Came To Ireland, True Films, RTE One, 1 January 2013. Director: Ross Whitaker

When Ali Came To Ireland tells the story of how Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, a Kerry-born London publican and former circus strongman, succeeded in bringing Muhammad Ali to Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium … Read More

Douglas Hyde & the GAA

Cormac Moore, The GAA V Douglas Hyde: The Removal of Ireland’s First President as GAA Patron  (Collins Press, 2012, 265 pps, €14.99 PB)

In an interview with this magazine, Cormac Moore rightly pointed out when asked about the increasing prominence … Read More