Cover image for The history of Gaelic games
Title:
The history of Gaelic games
Author:
Prior, Ian.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Belfast: Appletree Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
76 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780862816636
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
GV606.5 .P75 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

An introduction to the Gaelic games of hurling, football, camogie, and handball, this guide traces their long history and place in Irish life. It examines the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884 and profiles the principal founders, great players, games, and rivalries of the last 100 years. Also discussed is the popularity of Gaelic games in the United States and the ban on members participating in foreign games, as well as recent developments such as the possibility of players achieving professional status, the sales of television rights, sponsorship deals, and corporate ties.


Author Notes

Ian Prior is a sports journalist for the "Irish News".

(Bowker Author Biography)