[[ Free pdf ]] The Hurlers: The First All-Ireland Championship and the Making of Modern Hurling (English Edition) Author Paul Rouse – Andy-palmer.co.uk

The Hurlers: The First All-Ireland Championship and the Making of Modern Hurling (English Edition) Fascinating a brilliantly researched book on hurling in the early years of the GAA Martin Breheny, Irish Independent I heartily recommend it Great picture of the emergence of modern Ireland amidst sport, nationalism, priests and assorted crazy hotheads Brilliant stuff Dara Briain A story of pioneerism, passion, intrigue, skulduggery and commitment a must read for the many sports, and particularly hurling, supporters and admirers in today s version of Ireland Irish Times Brilliantly entertaining not just the gripping account of that first championship, but also of how the game of hurling itself was saved in the s from what seemed certain extinction Sunday Independent Terrific Kieran Shannon Irish Examiner Both a sports and a history book, full of wonderful stories from a different time, with tales of passion, skullduggery and controversy, played out against the backdrop of what could be described as a civil war within the GAA and a land war that threatened to rip the country apart RTE Culture A brilliant piece of work Matt Cooper Can t recommend this enough Amazing detail, brilliant story telling, full sweep of Irish life in thes and all the seeds and fault lines of GAA life today brought to life Ger Gilroy Fascinating Frank McNally Irish Times Superb Jack Anderson Irish ExaminerIn , a letter was published in the Irish Times, lamenting the decline of hurling The game was now played only in a few isolated rural pockets, and according to no fixed set of rules It would have been absurd to imagine that, within five years, an all Ireland hurling championship would be underway, under the auspices of a powerful national organization The Hurlers is a superbly readable account of that dramatic turn of events, of the colourful men who made it happen, and of the political intrigues and violent rows that marked the early years of the GAA From the very start, republican and ecclesiastical interests jockeyed for control, along with a small core of enthusiasts who were just in it for the sport In this authoritative and seriously entertaning book, Paul Rouse shows how sport, culture and politics swirled together in a heady, often chaotic mix Fascinating a brilliantly researched book on hurling in the early years of the GAA Martin Breheny, Irish IndependentI heartily recommend it Great picture of the emergence of modern Ireland amidst sport, nationalism, priests and assorted crazy hotheads Brilliant stuff Dara BriainA story of pioneerism, passion, intrigue, skulduggery and commitment a must read for the many sports, and particularly hurling, supporters and admirers in today s version of IrelandIrish Times Terrific Kieran Shannon, Irish ExaminerBrilliantly entertaining not just the gripping account of that first championship, but also of how the game of hurling itself was saved in the s from what seemed certain extinction Sunday IndependentA brilliant piece of work Matt Cooper Both a sports and a history book, full of wonderful stories from a different time, with tales of passion, skullduggery and controversy, played out against the backdrop of what could be described as a civil war within the GAA and a land war that threatened to rip the country apart RT CultureFascinating Frank McNally,Irish Times A page turner that continues to deliver chapter after chapter The Hurlers is a must read Limerick Leader A superbly readable account an authoritative and seriously entertaining book Ireland s OwnThe perfect read for a brilliant hurling year Caitriona Lally, Irish Independent Top Books ofA vital look into the early years of the GAA and a perfect gift for both sport and history lovers Mark Gallagher, Mail on Sunday Books ofMarries forensic historical research of the cultural and political contexts for the emergence of modern hurling with a polished style and storytelling ability that is rare among historians Diarmaid Ferriter, Irish Times Books ofFlows along farmerrily and lightly than any history book has a right to and is especially enlightening when it comes to drawing the founding fathers Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin Malachy Clerkin,Irish Times, Sports Books of Marvellous the definitive account of this remarkable period when hurling came to life Clonmel Nationalist Brilliant Kenny Archer, Irish News

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