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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 05:58:50 PM »
36 and Counting by one of our own boardies is the best Kerry GAA book and I'm not just saying that cause I had a small input into the cover of it. I think its time to update it to 37 and......
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 09:15:11 PM »
None of ye have mentioned anything by Tom Humphries and I'm sure you all have your reasons...but his book on the Dublin V Kerry rivalry is as good as anything thing I have ever read. Also not exclusively GAA but 'Lap Top Dancing and the Nanny Goat Mambo' is top class stuff.
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2011, 09:22:52 PM »
The Kerry v Dublin book was a cracker. What's the story with TH he is totally out of the scene
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2011, 11:42:56 PM »
Read Kings of September by Michael Foley for a second time last week and think it's the best GAA book I've come across.

I liked The Club but was definitely over rated

Has anyone read Working on a Dream by Damien Lawlor?
Would agree that Kings of September is a fabulous read. Really gives a sense of the build up to the game from both sides. You would feel like it was 1982 reading it.

There was another book by Keith Duggan a few years ago - The Lifelong season with different chapters devoted to different players/strands of the GAA. Great chapters on Frank McGuigan and Brian McEniff.

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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2011, 11:46:56 PM »
None of ye have mentioned anything by Tom Humphries and I'm sure you all have your reasons...but his book on the Dublin V Kerry rivalry is as good as anything thing I have ever read. Also not exclusively GAA but 'Lap Top Dancing and the Nanny Goat Mambo' is top class stuff.

Yeah I have that and 'Booked'.
Some really great stuff in them.
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 12:40:36 AM »
Christy O'Connor's book on hurling goalkeepers is probably the best GAA book I've read.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 11:43:57 AM »
Have there been any Kildare GAA books DH?
Can't wait for Geezers one.  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 11:57:20 AM »
Currently reading 'I am Number 4'. Much to my disappointment it has nothing to do with Ricey McMenamin  :-\

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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 04:31:54 PM »
Read Kings of September by Michael Foley for a second time last week and think it's the best GAA book I've come across.

I liked The Club but was definitely over rated

Has anyone read Working on a Dream by Damien Lawlor?
Would agree that Kings of September is a fabulous read. Really gives a sense of the build up to the game from both sides. You would feel like it was 1982 reading it.

There was another book by Keith Duggan a few years ago - The Lifelong season with different chapters devoted to different players/strands of the GAA. Great chapters on Frank McGuigan and Brian McEniff.

+1 - Duggan is just a class act. The stuff on Leslie McGettigan, St Jarlath's etc. is excellent too.

Don't think anybody has given a shout to 'Hurling : The Revolution Years' by Denis Walsh yet. Tremendous read imo.

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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2011, 10:02:59 PM »
Did a GAA search on Amazon for books coming out between now and Christmas.

The GAA County by County - http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAA-County-Mike-Cronin/dp/1848891288/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314823802&sr=1-12

100 GAA Greats - http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-GAA-Greats-Christie-Canning/dp/1845967275/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314823961&sr=1-13

This Is Our Year - http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Our-Year-Football-Championship/dp/0955029856/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314824154&sr=1-1

Definitely interested in the first one - thought I'd seen the second one before - the third one I'm told is from the point of view of Kevin Cassidy, Dick Clerkin, Ryan McMenamin, Stevie McDonnell, Barry Owens, Mickey Conlan and a couple of others on their own 2011 intercounty experiences. A great present for Sheehy and KM.
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2011, 10:50:51 PM »
Hard to beat Jack O Connors biography.  Despite the chip on his shoulder towards the 1970's team and his inability to endure any criticism from them I thought it was a great insight into the Kerry psyche and really showed him to be a tremendous thinker on the game.  Alsoshowed no matter how successful a team is there is always dressing room problems.  Eg You'd never have believed Tom O Sullivan to be a player with disciplianry issues but they were highlighted here.

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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2011, 11:40:00 PM »
What's the story with TH he is totally out of the scene

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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2011, 12:22:38 AM »
I saw Jim McGuiness carrying this book

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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011, 12:53:36 PM »
What was the name of the book where the author wrote about following Dublin for a season ( think it was 2008)??

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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2011, 12:58:06 PM »
What was the name of the book where the author wrote about following Dublin for a season ( think it was 2008)??
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