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A few books reviewed

This time of year brings with it not just the collective training ban but also the arrival of several GAA-related books and that’s the case again this year. Experience has taught me that ghostwritten players’ autobiographies are generally not worth bothering with but that still leaves a fair few other titles that are or at least should be. I’m covering […]

A passion for tactics

Following the fortunes of a team in any sport is, in large part, a thing of the heart, an emotional rollercoaster that can fling you euphorically skywards but can equally plunge you to the depths of despair. It’s not uncommon, indeed, to experience both emotions over the course of a single afternoon. From the supporter’s standpoint, it’s difficult to feel […]

The road to ’51

It’s the time of year once again for books and there’s one being launched this weekend which is sure to be of great interest to Mayo GAA followers. The Road to 51 by James Laffey, editor of the Western People, tells the story of Mayo’s footballing history from the county’s first appearance in a senior All-Ireland final in December 1916 […]