The Heart and Soul of Kerry Football

Author: Weeshie Fogarty

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 689

Why has Kerry, in the rugged south-west, won more All-Ireland Gaelic football championships than any other county? It’s a fascinating question, and The Heart & Soul of Kerry Football provides plenty of answers. Weeshie Fogarty tells stories about the great players he played with and against, Kerry’s intense rivalries and its outstanding captains. He extols the handing down of a unique tradition, and explains why the increasing profile of girls and women bodes well for the future of the sport. Weeshie also selects his all-time most skilful/classy/stylish team, which is sure to spark debate in the homes and pubs of Kerry. Gaelic football is the very heartbeat of Irish life and culture, both in the Kingdom and beyond, and players and coaches from the most successful county have grown the sport in Ireland and internationally. This unique book reveals the living heart and soul of Kerry football.

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume III)

From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical Islam

Author: William J. Bennett

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 867

America began to breathe easy at the close of the Cold War and loosened its grip on the fear of nuclear confrontation for the first time since World War Two. Peace was palpable, but in retrospect the years between 1988 and 2008 were as rocky as they were uncertain. Turbulence, not tranquility, marked the turn of the century: the war on drugs, race riots, values debates, deep economic shifts, and the growing threat of terrorism on U.S. soil that would tragically play out on September 11, 2001. In this, the third volume of America: The Last Best Hope, William J. Bennett explores America's recent and momentous history: the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of global Communism; sweeping changes in political and popular culture; the war on terror and the election of America's first African American president. Surveying the players, personalities, and pivotal moments, Bennett captures this recent chapter in the American story with piercing insight and unrelenting optimism.

House of Pain

Through the Rooms of Mayo Football

Author: Keith Duggan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 344

No Gaelic Athletic Association football county has endured more anguish and disappointment in the quest for the Sam Maguire Cup than Mayo. More than half a century has passed since Mayo were the All-Ireland football champions in 1951. That year has become a bright and poignant touchstone, and while the county has produced glittering football players and achieved many days of glory since, the grand prize has eluded them. From the bleak 1970s, when Mayo failed to win even a provincial championship, to the soul-wrenching defeat against Meath in 1996, not to mention the numbing September losses to Kerry in recent years, Mayo supporters might be forgiven for thinking that the gods enjoy toying with them. Five All-Ireland-final losses sum up a modern period of near-glory and ultimate despair. But for all that, there is an abiding magnificence to Mayo football. They keep pressing and have never compromised the open, often flamboyant, style of play for which the county has been celebrated, while the passionate Mayo public has stayed loyal and loud through the setbacks. In the wake of a season when cult hero John O'Mahony finally returned to manage his native county, award-winning sportswriter Keith Duggan presents an unforgettable account of Mayo's grand obsession. House of Pain is an entertaining, moving book about the people who have put their souls into the fight for All-Ireland glory. Packed with memorable anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories about the quest for success, it is a tribute to those who refuse to be daunted by the fact that fifty years of trying have brought no redemption.

A Load of Balls

Football's Funny Side

Author: John Scally

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 374

As former England striker and television pundit Jimmy Greaves famously said, football is 'a funny old game'. In A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side, John Scally confirms the truth of his statement by providing a potpourri of double entendres, timeless quips and amusing anecdotes from the tongues of football's elite. Hundreds of silly stories and priceless nuggets have been sourced to recreate the unique excitement, drama and unpredictability of football in the words of the sport's practitioners. The result is a wry, quirky and sometimes outlandish catalogue of comic creations. For lovers of the absurd, outrageous and totally bizarre, this selection of stories and quotes will amuse and delight. Packed with priceless gaffes from the likes of David Beckham ('My parents have been there for me since I was about seven'), Bobby Robson ('We didn't underestimate them; they were just a lot better than we thought') and Paul Gascoigne ('I've never made any predictions about anything and I never will'), this hilarious collection is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of even the most casual sports fan.

The Mini Rough Guide to Dublin

Author: Mark Connolly

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN:

Category: House & Home

Page: 341

View: 673

The ''Mini Rough Guide to Dublin'' is the result of our effort to pack everything the city has to offer into a concise package that you can easily slip into a pocket or stuff into a backpack.The Rough Guide has entertaining accounts of all the major attractions but also leads you off the beaten track to discover the true pulse of this famous city; cheer from the sidelines of a Gaelic football match, or dance the night away at one of the city's many lively music pubs. The guide has expanded to include coverage of the new Yeat's Room in the National Gallery and the Collins Barrack collection plus more nightlife and accommodation reviews. We've just about included all the information you need to make the most of any stay in Dublin.

The GAA

An Oral History

Author: John Scally

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 882

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.

Heart and Soul

Author: Robert Bruce Shaw

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australian football

Page: 324

View: 419

The Iveragh Peninsula

A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry

Author: John Crowley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 567

The Iveragh Peninsula, often referred to as the 'Ring of Kerry', is one of Ireland's most dramatic and beautiful landscapes. This cultural atlas provides the reader with a broad range of cultural perspectives on the peninsula and the human interactions with it from prehistoric times to the present day.

Newsweek

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

View: 490

Dublin

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Category: Dublin (Ireland)

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View: 267