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The Club (English Edition) To understand Ireland, you have to understand the GAA To understand the GAA, you have to read this book A masterpiece Tom Humphries An extraordinary saga unflinching in its honesty This book is to hurling what Eamon Dunphy s seminal Only a Gamewas to soccer writing Richard Fitzpatrick Irish Examiner This is one of the best sports that has been written in Ireland You ll cry a lot, if you have a soul And if you love sport, you ll love this book Ger Gilroy Deserves its place among the most courageous Irish sports books ever conceived, and one of the finest ever written Michael Foley Sunday TimesIn , the hurlers of St Joseph s Doora Barefield won the All Ireland club championship That winter, they became only the second club in history to win successive Munster club titles, and the following March they became the only Munster club to reach successive All Ireland club finalsTen years on, St Joseph s is in a totally different place, well down the pecking order not just nationally, but in County Clare the senior team is still spearheaded by many members of theAll Ireland winning team, who are raging at the dying of the lightAt the beginning of theseason, the team, club and parish were deeply wounded by two family tragedies One of those tragedies the sudden death of one member of theteam cut deep into the soul of the senior team And that was not the last tragedy to strike the club As part of the healing process, the senior team made a pact to honour the memory of those lost by defying the odds and becoming county champions once again A campaign fuelled by emotion and pain began promisingly, but slowly began to unravel into one of the stormiest and controversial in the club s historyThe story of St Joseph s Doora Barefield is unique but it is also a story that anyone connected with one of the , other GAA clubs will relate to From player infighting to player management stand offs, team bonding and on pitch battles, The Club is a chronicle of theseason told with unflinching honesty by Christy O Connor, who covers GAA for the Sunday Times and who has been the St Joseph s senior team goalkeeper foryearsThis is a story like no other, a fly on the wall tale of the effort, agony and struggles that define the journey undertaken every season by every club side This is grass roots GAA at its purest and rawest, a great story brilliantly told

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  • 10 January 2019

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