DO YOU KNOW?
Which country is the 'Banner County'? What are the colours of the Tipperary team? What is Hill 16? Have you ever heard of Inky Flaherty? Babs Keating? Hopper McGrath? Who won the most All Ireland medals – ever?
All About Hurling takes a detailed look at the history of hurling and camogie, the counties, the clubs, the winners, the trophies, the making of hurleys, the sliotar, Croke Park, the team colours, the songs, the best players, the rules and gives top tips for playing ... all you could possibly ever know about hurling.
Also available: All About Gaelic Football, which includes teaching resources for both hurling and gaelic football.
has worked as a school principal and special needs teacher and has a Masters degree in Education. She is a former President of Children’s Books Ireland. Irene is also the author of Under the Hawthorn Tree - The Great Irish Famine. Study Guide to the film and novel
Brimming with the sort of tales, tall and otherwise, that fascinate children -- and adults. ... beautifully laid out and presented, with loads of photographs of players in action and a very interesting section comparing gear, teams and pitches from the past with those in current use.
In Touch Magazine
Superbly laid out for easy reference, and generously illustrated, this book covers all aspects of the game - how a hurley is made, the might of legendary players, county colours and songs, tips on how to improve your play ... As well as being a joyful read for the young enthusiast, it's also an inspired revelation for the uninitiated.
The Sunday Tribune
Extract available: read some of this book now ...