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    DescriptionNowhere in the annals of sport is there a family so gifted. In 1982 the seven Casey brothers were inducted into the Irish Sports Hall of Fame, the only family ever to receive that honour. The brothers, from Sneem in County Kerry, starred as Olympic-class oarsmen, Tug-of-War champions, professional wrestlers and boxers and won fame throughout the sporting world. Steve, known as 'Crusher' Casey, became the supreme wrestler in the world and for a decade no one could match him. When he turned to boxing, the great Joe Louis refused to go into the ring with him. In 1983 at a family reunion in Sneem, five brothers, all in their seventies, climbed into the four-oar boat they used to win championships in the 1930s. Although they had not rowed together in fifty years, they still moved with their former natural unity. Sports people from Kerry have achieved fame in many fields but the success of the Caseys surely outshines all.


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    Title
    The Legendary Casey Brothers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Hudson, By (author) Jim Casey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848891838
    ISBN 10: 1848891830
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1DBR
    DC23: 796.0922
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    LC classification: GV697.A1 H83 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    B&W photos
    Publisher
    The Collins Press
    Imprint name
    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cork
    Author Information
    Jim Hudson was an aerospace engineer with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston. When Jim and Myrtle Casey approached him to chronicle the exploits of the seven Casey brothers, Jim readily agreed.