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 GAA Museum is delighted to announce that our Book Club choice for June is All Star Gazing
by Moira and Eileen Dunne. The book, which was published in November 2021, marks the 50th
anniversary of the All-Stars
Moira and Eileen Dunne are daughters of Mick Dunne, who along with his fellow journalists, Paddy Downey, John D Hickey and Pádraig Puirséal, got the All-Stars scheme up and running in 1971.
Using their father’s records as a starting point, the sisters met over 100 All-Stars and other stakeholders, who shared their memories of All-Star banquets, All-Star trips and the importance of the awards.
The book also includes a listing of each Football and Hurling All-Star team from 1971 to 2020, and for the first time ever, a complete list of all players nominated over the past 50 years.
If you don’t have or can’t borrow a copy of All-Star Gazing,
the GAA Museum gift shop have a limited number of copies in stock. They will retail at a 20% discount throughout June.
Get The Book
We are delighted to announce that the author interview will be take place Wednesday 29th June
and will be made available to all book club members.
Send us your comments / questions for the live Q&A with the author:
Next Book Announcement
The next book will be announced on Friday 30th
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.