Jack Higgins (1903-1955) of Naas and Kildare was one of the greatest Gaelic footballers during the first half of the history of the GAA. He helped mightily to develop a new, exciting, and even balletic, style that attracted countless thousands of supporters and players to Gaelic football and helped transform it into the most popular field sport in Ireland. He led a galaxy of stars in the Naas and the Kildare county teams through their golden period of greatest success. As a centre half-back on Naas, Kildare, Leinster, Army and Ireland teams he was indomitable for over a decade. Throughout his career his play was remarkable for the highest integrity, fairness, generosity and sporting standard. He later brought the same attributes to his work as an administrator at club, county, provincial and national levels in the GAA. His inspiring example should not be forgotten. Bhi Sean O hUiginn (1903-1955) on Nas i gCill Dara ar duine de na peileadoiri Gaelacha ab fhearr sa chead leath de stair an ChLG.
Chabhraigh se go mor chun stil nua a fhorbairt, stil a bhi corraitheach, fiu baileach, a mheall na milte do-airithe tacaitheoiri agus imreoiri don pheil Ghaelach agus a chabhraigh len i a athru chun an sport pairce is coitianta in Eirinn. Bhi se i gceannas ar realtra realtai i bhfoirne an Nas agus Co. Chill Dara le linn na treimhse orga ba rathula da raibh riamh acu. Mar leathchulai lair ar fhoirne an Nas, Cill Dara, Laighean, an Airm agus na hEireann, bhi se dochloite ar feadh nios mo na deich mbliain. Le linn a ghniomhreime ba suntasach a imirt as an ionrachas is airde, agus as an gcaighdean is airde cothroime, morchroi agus cothrom na feinne. Ina dhiaidh sin thog se na cailiochtai ceanna da obair mar riarthoir sa chlub, sa chontae, sa chuige agus ar an leibheal naisiunta sa ChLG. Niorbh ceart dearmad a dheanamh ar a eiseamlair spreaguil.
Publisher: Original Writing Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm