Become a member of the GAA Museum’s new virtual 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 of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home.

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 May reading choice for the GAA Museum Book Club is the fantastic Relentless by Mary White. Relentless tells the inside story of the Cork Ladies Footballers, a team considered one of the best in Irish sporting history.

The Cork Ladies Football team dominated the game between 2005 and 2016 and this book tells the story of their rise to greatness. It charts how the team went from having never won a senior title in the sport, to winning 11 All-Ireland titles in 12 years.

The author sports journalist Mary White covered ladies football and women’s sport for local and national newspapers for 17 years. She has also represented Cork in basketball, soccer and ladies football. Her second book Game Changer with Cora Staunton won the An Post Irish Sports Book of the Year in 2018.

Book On Sale Now

For those who don’t own or can’t borrow a copy of the book, the GAA Museum Gift Shop is offering a 20% discount on Relentless for the month of May. You can purchase at the reduced rate below of €10.39.

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Author Interview with Mary White

The author interview and Q&A session will take place at 8.30pm on Thursday 3rd June. The one-hour live event will take place via Microsoft Teams and a video link will be shared with members in advance via email.

Send us your comments / questions for the live Q&A with the author:


Next Book Announcement

The next book will be announced on Friday 4th June. You can email your suggestions for next month's book club to [email protected].

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.

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