The Hurlers

The Hurlers
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Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 320
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ISBN-10 : 9781844884407
ISBN-13 : 1844884406
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Book Synopsis The Hurlers by : Paul Rouse

Download or read book The Hurlers written by Paul Rouse and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1882, 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 Independent

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