THE STORY OF CROKE PARK

Written by
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
,
Illustrated by
Graham Corcoran
The Story of Croke Park

Gaelic sports icon Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh shares his lifelong passion for the GAA with young readers, as he guides them through its history, and its most iconic stadium, Croke Park.

Awards
IBA2020 Shortlist

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Senior) - 2020

Short-listed

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Hardback:
48 pages
Size:
280x220 mm
ISBN:
9781788492065

It may seem strange to us now, but for a long time, with Ireland ruled by Britain, it was against the law to play sports like hurling and Gaelic football. That has all changed, and football, hurling and camogie are Ireland's most popular sports.

Gaelic sports icon Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh shares his lifelong passion for the GAA with young readers, as he guides them through its history, and its most iconic stadium, Croke Park. The stadium changed as Ireland changed, and it has been the venue for some of the most memorable matches in our history, as well as major historic events like Bloody Sunday.

Micheál picks his favourite players, matches and incidents from history and talks about the thrilling experience of commentating on games, and seeing the fabled cups - Sam Maguire, Liam McCarthy, O'Duffy and Brendan Martin - being held high by the All Ireland winners.

A must for all young GAA fans.

This is a brilliant book for any sports fan and an excellent introduction to a beloved Irish landmark and the GAA, charting the history of this hallowed ground from its early days as Butterly’s Field, to Jones Road and finally to Croke Park as we know it today. The fate and fortune of this plot of land and the games played upon it are heavily tied up in Ireland’s history. Detailing the stands, the county colours, the cups and his own picks of memorable games and fun facts, Ó Muircheartaigh’s distinctive voice can be heard throughout

Children's Books Ireland

Stunning new book illustrated by @GrahamArtwork … Written by Micheál O Muircheartaigh, it’s beautifully illustrated, written and produced, the perfect gift for a young GAA fan

Sarah Webb

What a cool book ... Looking forward to going through it with the young fella. Written by the great Micheàl O'Muircheartaigh and lovely illustration by Graham Corcoran

Luke Liddy, Sports, Limerick’s Live 95FM
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