Become a member of the GAA Museum’s new Book Club.
A GAA book a month up for discussion.
Learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of our new virtual GAA Museum Book Club.
Each month our GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review and at the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments.
The ambition of the book club is to review some wonderful GAA books and to give us a great insight into how they are created from start to finish.
Books will vary each month and will include histories, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs - all of which are selected from the museum’s own library.
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This Month's Book
The GAA Museum is delighted to announce that our Book Club choice for March/April is Kings for a Day by Niall McCoy.
Kings for a Day tells the story of Armagh and their journey to Sam Maguire in 2002. That year the Orhard County lifted the Sam Maguire in Croke Park for the first time and the celebrations continued for months. Twenty years on, the story of that day is revisited and examined and the reasons of the success are detailed by those at the heart of the journey.
In this book, Armagh football stars, fans and opponents all contribute to paint a vivid picture of that famous day. It also gives readers an insight into the tight-knit dressing room and includes memorable photos that help tell the story of an incredible year in the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
Author Niall McCoy hails from Dromintee at the foot of Slieve Gullion in Armagh. He is a writer, journalist and sports enthusiast who has worked for RTÉ, the Irish News and Gaelic Life. He has followed the highs and lows of his beloved Orchard County all his life. Kings for a Day is published by O'Brien Press.
If you don’t have or can’t borrow a copy of the book, it will be available to purchase from the GAA Museum gift shop throughout January and February. They will retail at a 10% discount.
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Send us your comments / questions for the live Q&A with the author:
Last Month's Author Interview.
Our GAA Museum Book Club recently spoke to Irish Sporting Lives authors Terry Clavin and Turlough O'Riordan. This book celebrates the diversity of Irish Sporting history and includes tales from serial winners, glorious losers, heroes and villains and sporting legends.
Watch our interview now below.
GAA Museum Library & Archive
The Book Club aims to raise awareness and celebrate the GAA Museum Library & Archive - the national repository for the GAA’s records, archives and publications. Its mission is to collect a copy of every book published by the GAA and every book written about the GAA. The GAA Museum and its archives house almost 20,000 items in its collection. Readers, researchers and students can access the archive in Croke Park by appointment when it’s safe to do so. Until then you can search the archive below.