They are the chosen few who have drunk from the chalice of immortality. They are the men and women who have been part of the 100 GREAT GAA TEAMS.
For GAA fans, our great teams refine the soul and bring colour and richness to our lives. When our team is on a winning streak it imbues us with a deep feeling of solidarity and a glow that uplifts the spirit. Great teams have that special power. They enable us to tap into the core of life and be energised, to be in touch with our own deepest feelings and get in touch with others.
That's the particular thrill of great teams. They can liberate the body, the heart - even the soul - from years or generations of heartbreak, they can inspire us, make our hearts beat faster and they let us dare to dream.
100 GREAT GAA TEAMS is a fantastic tribute to the great teams in football, hurling, camogie and ladies' football that have thrilled fans down the years. All the great and the good are here: Jim Gavin's Dublin; Brian Cody's Kilkenny, Mick O'Dwyer's Kerry; Christy Ring's Cork; Sean Boylan's Meath; Ger Loughane's Clare; Mickey Harte's Tyrone; Nicky Rackard's Wexford; Galway's three-in-row; Liam Sheedy's Tipperary, Mayo's team of the 50s and many more.