When the GAA purchased what became known as Croke Park in 1913, they cannot have imagined it would become a sports icon in Ireland's national consciousness. This updated edition includes new material on the reconstructed historic Hill 16, the new surface and floodlighting, and the playing of rugby and soccer internationals on the hallowed ground.
This history of Gaelic games and the social world around them has been an outstanding success. From how and where Gaelic games were played and watched to their impact on Irish communities at home and abroad, politics, women in the GAA, music and much more, this history sets the GAA experience against that of a changing Irish society.
In an era that produced such brilliant goalkeeping talents as Davy Fitzgerald, Donal Og Cusack and Damien Fitzhenry, many would argue that Brendan Cummins has earned the right to be considered the greatest of them all. This book tells his story- his ups and downs, the dramas, and the characters.
Now in an updated paperback edition, this book captures Joey in action, his triumphant racing moments, with his family, on his relief missions to Romania. A fitting record of one of the greatest motorcyclists the sport has ever seen.