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The best of the west : GAA greats of Connacht

Author: John Scally
Publisher: Cork, Ireland : Collins, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Based on exclusive interviews, these essays feature 40 top GAA players from Connacht since the 1930s. As is to be expected footballers for the majority but great Galway hurlers also feature. All were proud wearers of their county colours, men of passion and dedication, some winning All-Ireland medals, others not so lucky.
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Scally
ISBN: 9781905172825 1905172826
OCLC Number: 232713439
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements vii Foreword by John O'Mahony ix Introduction x The flair factor 1. The Master Sean Purcell 2 2. The Man with the Magic Hands Henry Kenny 10 3. Lovely Leitrim Packy McGarty 16 4. King of Yeats' County Micheal Kearins 21 5. Supermac Tony McManus 25 Captains fantastic 6. Captain Sensible Jimmy Murray 32 7. Like Father, Like Son Sean & Dermot Flanagan 36 8. Days of Grace Enda Colleran 45 9. Murphy's Law Barnes Murphy 49 10. Mr Darcy Declan Darcy 55 Teak Tough Defenders 11. The Lynch Mob Brendan Lynch 64 12. Paddy's Days Paddy Prendergast 69 13. No Johnny Come Lately Johnny Hughes 73 14. An Officer and A Gentleman Pat Lindsay 80 15. From Mayo to Galway via Sligo Peter Ford 86 Midfield Maestros 16. Earley to Rise Dermot Earley 96 17. Tunnel Vision Brian Talty 100 18. Blood and Bandages Willie Joe Padden 107 19. The Mighty Quinn Mickey Quinn 112 20. The Conductor Kevin Walsh 117 21. The Tourlestrane Talisman Eamonn O'Hara 123 fast forward 22. The Terrible Twin Frank Stockwell 130 23. The Green and Red of Mayo Willie McGee 134 24. The Winner Takes It All Martin Carney 138 25. Super Trooper Kevin McStay 143 26. Big Mac Liam McHale 147 27. We need to talk about Kevin Kevin O'Neill 152 Keepers of the flame 28. The Lion with the Velvet Paw Bill Carlos 160 29. History Maker Jack Mangan 165 30. Gone too Soon John Morley 169 31. Rock Solid Harry Keegan 172 32. Mayo's Man Mountain T. J. Kilgallon 178 33. The Script of Hurt John Maughan 184 Clash of the Ash 34. Gort's Golden Boy Josie Gallagher 192 35. Jeepers Keepers Sean Duggan 196 36. Jim'll Fix It Jim Fives 200 37. Galway Boys' Hurrah Iggy Clarke 204 38. In the Fast Lane Noel Lane 209 39. Sleeping Beauty Sylvie Linnane 217 We Could Be heroes 40. Out of Africa Alan Kerins 224 Walk Tall John Tiernan 229 Epilogue: Too Good to Be Forgotten 235 Index
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This book gathers the greats of Connacht since the 1930s, Jimmy Murray, Paddy Prendergast, Packy McGarty, Sylvie Linnane, Martin Carney and Kevin McStay to name just a few. This engrossing mixture  Read more...

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'Sure to be a much sought after publication' Western People 'Well presented and interesting book' Roscommon People 'Beautifully produced' The Irish Times 'A breezy read with a fair amount of laughs' Read more...

 
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