The GAA: County by County

The GAA: County by County

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By (author) Mike Cronin, By (author) Mark Duncan, By (author) Paul Rouse

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  • Publisher: The Collins Press
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 242mm x 36mm | 1,420g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cork
  • ISBN 10: 1848891288
  • ISBN 13: 9781848891289
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Colour & b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 235,436

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People and place, sport and identity are at the heart of this book, telling the story of how the GAA has left a unique imprint on every Irish county and Irish communities overseas. Organised county by county, the highs and lows of on-field activity are charted and the various forces that have shaped the personality of the GAA across each county - social, economic, geographic and political - are examined. With a compelling mix of text, images and first-hand accounts from participants in the GAA Oral History project, this is a seamless blend of the scholarly and the popular, providing fascinating insights into why the GAA has developed as it has in different places. The second major publication after The GAA - A People's History from the team behind the GAA Oral History Project, this is a book to treasure and keep.

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Mike Cronin, academic director of Boston College - Ireland, has written widely on Ireland's history, including The Blueshirts and Irish Politics (1997) and Sport and Nationalism in Ireland (1999). Mark Duncan, was central in establishing the GAA Museum. He works on research projects in Ireland for public and corporate bodies. Paul Rouse has written extensively on the GAA and teaches history at UCD. The GAA - A People's History (2009) was their first jointly authored book.