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The Story of Croke Park

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It may seem strange to us now, but for a long time, with Ireland ruled by Britain, it was against the law to play sports like hurling and Gaelic football. That has all changed, and football, hurling and camogie are Ireland's most popular sports.

Gaelic sports icon Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh shares his lifelong passion for the GAA with young readers, as he guides them through its history, and its most iconic stadium, Croke Park. The stadium changed as Ireland changed, and it has been the venue for some of the most memorable matches in our history, as well as ... Read more

Micheál picks his favourite players, matches and incidents from history and talks about the thrilling experience of commentating on games, and seeing the fabled cups - Sam Maguire, Liam McCarthy, O'Duffy and Brendan Martin - being held high by the All Ireland winners.

A must for all young GAA fans.

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O´Brien Press Ltd
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Dublin, Ireland
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About Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the ‘voice of Gaelic games’, has the record for the longest career as a live match commentator, from 1949 to 2010. His unique style and endless passion for the GAA have kept us enthralled all these years, transmitting the electricity of live matches through the airwaves.

Reviews for The Story of Croke Park
This is a brilliant book for any sports fan and an excellent introduction to a beloved Irish landmark and the GAA, charting the history of this hallowed ground from its early days as Butterly’s Field, to Jones Road and finally to Croke Park as we know it today. The fate and fortune of this plot of land and the games ... Read more

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