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Jack Mahon - A History of Gaelic Football - 9780717132799 - KEX0307901
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A History of Gaelic Football

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Description for A History of Gaelic Football Paperback. 8vo .Illustrated. First edition..The Gaelic Athletic Association is an Irish amateur sporting and cultural organisation.It promotes traditional Irish sports including hurling ,gaelic football camogie and handball.
Gaelic football is the most popular spectator sport in Ireland. Championship matches regularly attract crowds ranging from 35,000 to 65,000 people, depending on ground capacities. This is the first comprehensive history of the game to be published in modern times. The game was codified in the 1880s on the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Prior to that a series of local rough and tumbles, usually known by the generic name of Caid, had been played throughout Ireland. The new codified game, played with a round ball which could be both handled and kicked, contains elements of soccer, rugby and ... Read more

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Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Used, Very Good
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Dublin, Ireland
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About Jack Mahon
Jack Mahon is a sports journalist based in Galway. Himself a former Gaelic footballer, he won an All-Ireland Championship medal with Galway in 1956.

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