The GAA can boast some great dynasties and 'Brothers in Sport' is a fascinating examination of the game's rich family relations. The GAA's tradition is rooted in families. Since its foundation in 1884 many sets of brothers have battled with and against each other for the pride of parish and county. In a game rich with sibling talent and ability, Donal Keenan offers a fascinating examination of the game's rich family relations.
‘You’re only on the team because of your brother,’ was the taunt. ‘That stung me more than any belt I ever got,’
Profiling some of Ireland’s most famous hurling and football brothers, 'Brothers in Sport' provides an insight into lives and times of these famous sporting brothers who achieved success and fame through their sporting prowess in Gaelic football and hurling. With interviews of famous brothers like the Ó hAilpins, the Earley and the Canavans, as well as memories of past heroes like the Foleys and the Rackards, these profiles of brothers from across the country reflect their triumphs and disappointments throughout their careers.
- Mercier Press, January 2010
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