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Canalman

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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2011, 01:01:17 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.

He had a chapter in it about how he would have psyched Dublin out of it if they had beaten Mayo in THAT semi final. Must ferret the book out and read that chapter again.

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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2011, 07:32:38 PM »
Cheers Tony.

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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2011, 10:36:27 PM »
There was a book a few years ago, I think it was by Eamon sweeney? Where he went round the country visiting different Gaa strongholds and having the craic. any one mind the name?

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2011, 10:56:59 PM »
Eamon Sweeney's book was Road to Croker.

My top 4 GAA books

Dublin V Kerry
Out of our Skins
Kings of September
House of Pain

for me 'the club' is not in that league at all

Tony Baloney

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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2011, 11:07:51 PM »
Anyone read Tony Griffin's book 'Screaming at the Sky'?

Will also get the books by Walsh and Foley on the Christmas list if anyone from my immediate family are reading this. Like my brother.

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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2011, 11:54:10 PM »
Was there talk of McGeeney having a book out soon? Would be interesting, particularly his reaction to being taken off in 2005.

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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2011, 02:24:44 PM »
Screaming at the sky was a good read however I would file it next to 'out of our skins' in that some of the introspection could go on a wee bit.

Have to admire his dedication though to do that cycle ride.

Found Hartes first book better than the second.

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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2011, 02:30:41 PM »
I'd have to say Out of our Skins is one of the best sports books I've read, let alone one of the best GAA books.
It's incredibly honest with none of the usual cliches about passion, teamwork, doing it for the jersey etc.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2011, 02:31:38 PM »
Just finished the Kerry Dublin book really good read . I enjoyed Codys book more than Hartes 2nd one read them both around the same time . Also thought that one about Kerry Princes Of Pigskin was excellent

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2011, 10:32:53 PM »
There was a book a few years ago, I think it was by Eamon sweeney? Where he went round the country visiting different Gaa strongholds and having the craic. any one mind the name?

You should know Mickey...you were in it ;) :D
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Tony Baloney

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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2011, 11:03:45 PM »
I'd have to say Out of our Skins is one of the best sports books I've read, let alone one of the best GAA books.
It's incredibly honest with none of the usual cliches about passion, teamwork, doing it for the jersey etc.
Maybe give it a lash. Cheers.

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« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2011, 10:10:25 PM »
what is pat spillane second book called ??

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« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2011, 10:43:58 PM »
'Gaelic football was much better in my day'.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

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« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2011, 11:46:57 PM »
what is pat spillane second book called ??

I don't think he ever finished "Ann and Barry".
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« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2011, 07:12:38 PM »
All of Micheal O Muircheataigh books.
Micky Harte 2 books.
Micheal O Heir
Oisin McConville
Are my favourite.