From the start of the GAA in the 1890s right up to the present day it has been at the heart of communities throughout Ireland and had provided both local and national heroes. This collection of quotations on the practicalities, the psychology, the humour and the emotion of the games of football and hurling has something for everyone. From Douglas Hyde to Donal Og Cusack, Patrick Kavangh to Paidi O Se, Joe Brolly to Bernard Brogan, Micky Harte to Micheal O Muircheartaigh, Christy Ring to Colm Cooper: their memorable words are all here. This is the ideal gift for the armchair fan and the hurler on the ditch, as well as for the enthusiastic player. 'To Win in September you have to suffer in January.'~ Brian Corcoran 'If you're sloppy and careless with players it's a guarantee that you'll get sloppiness and carelessness back.'~ Brian Cody 'There are some things in life that are more important than money and the GAA is one of them.'~ Joe Brolly
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