"Giants of Gaelic Football" is a unique publication, the first of its kind, recalling and celebrating the careers of the finest players in the history of the game. Embracing great players from each of the 32 counties, it includes all the major household names, men who have won coveted All-Ireland, provincial and National League medals. Singling out the big-name starts from the premier football countries presented no difficulty: Sean Og is simply paying due homage to players in everyone's hall of fame. Not forgotten, however, are the large numbers of great players who did their counties proud on representative teams but sadly never achieved championship greatness themselves.Likewise, "Giants of Gaelic Football" includes outstanding players from weaker counties, players like Mickey Kerins of Sligo who would have walked into any team in the country at the time.
The true greats are all here: Mick O'Connell [Kerry], Sean Purcell [Galway], Jimmy Murray [Roscommon], Paddy O'Brien [Meath], Brian Mullins [Dublin], Sean O'Neill [Down], Jimmy Barry Murphy [Cork], Willie Bryan [Offaly], Larry Stanley [Kildare], Tommy Murphy [Laois], Mick Higgins [Cavan], Jim McKeever [Derry], and many, many more.