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"The GAA County by County" Book Launch

7th October 2011

On Tuesday the 11th of October a new book containing an insight into the history of the GAA called "The GAA County by County" will be launched in Croke Park.

The GAA County by County is a book written by Mike Cronin, Mark Duncan & Paul Rouse and will be available to buy for €29.99 form the museum souvenior shop from Tuesday onwards. The book is will also be available to order from the museum at the same price plus P&P. The book launch will take place in Croke Park and will be officially launched by GAA president Christy Cooney.

About the book

People and place, sport and identity are at the heart of this book, telling the story of how the GAA has left a unique imprint on every Irish county and Irish communities overseas. Organised county by county, the highs and lows of on-field activity are charted and the various forces that have shaped the personality of the GAA across each county - social, economic, geographic and political – are examined. With a compelling mix of text, images and first-hand accounts from participants in the GAA Oral History project, this is a seamless blend of the scholarly and the popular, providing fascinating insights into why the GAA has developed as it has in different places. The second major publication after The GAA - A People’s History from the team behind the GAA Oral History Project, this is a book to treasure and keep.

About the Authors 

Mike Cronin, academic director of Boston College – Ireland, has written widely on Ireland’s history, including The Blueshirts and Irish Politics (1997) and Sport and Nationalism in Ireland (1999).

Mark Duncan, works on research projects in Ireland for public and corporate bodies.

Paul Rouse has written extensively on the GAA and teaches history at UCD. The GAA – A People’s History (2009) was their first jointly authored book. 


Fabulously presented…amazing photographs’ Evening Echo

‘This is a book to keep’ The Irish Times

‘Standing high above the pack’ Irish Independent

‘Perfectly pitched’ The Sunday Times 

'Scholarly, superb and beautiful’ Clare County Express