FIRST EDITION OF FASCINATING NEW BOOK INCLUDES STORIES FROM THE RICH HISTORY OF MONAGHAN GAA

8 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Four stories from County Monaghan have been selected to appear in a fascinating new book on the GAA – written by people at the heart of the association nationwide. ‘Grassroots: Stories From the Heart Of the GAA’, is a treasure trove of GAA memories, tales and incidents spanning over 150 years. “the book generated an incredible response from every county in Ireland, as well as from the Irish abroad,” said author and journalist, PJ Cunningham, who collaborated with Croke Park on the publication.

“I have included stories not only since the GAA’s foundation in 1884, but from before, through to the Civil War and up to modern times. “the collection is, in essence, the first time that this rich oral tradition of sideline and on-field stories have been put together and published in this form. “It provides snapshots into the history of the GAA, recounted by the people at the heart of the action, whether those stories are happy or sad, dramatic or ordinary.” Volume one has just been published and such was the response from the GAA community that work has already…

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