Michael Foley

Originally from Killavullen, Co Cork, Michael Foley has written Kings of September, winner of the 2007 BoyleSports Irish Sportsbook of the year. He also ghostwrote Harte: Presence Is the Only Thing, the autobiography of Tyrone gaelic football manager Mickey Harte, shortlisted for the 2009 William Hill Irish Sportsbook of the Year.

Winner of the GAA’s McNamee Award in 2008 and shortlisted for Sports Journalist of the Year in 2003, he is acting sports editor and GAA correspondent for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. This is his third book. He currently resides in Macroom, Co Cork.


  • The Bloodied Field

    The Bloodied Field

    Croke Park. Sunday 21 November 1920

    By Michael Foley

    Bloody Sunday. A gaelic football match in Dublin's Croke Park became the scene of a massacre of 14 people by the Royal Irish Constabulary, following the IRA assassination of British military agents. Updated edition of this exceptional and prizewinning book.

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  • Kings of September

    Kings of September

    The Day Offaly Denied Kerry Five in a Row

    By Michael Foley

    The award-winning and bestselling account of the classic 1982 final. An epic story of triumph and loss, joy and tragedy.
    Boylesports Irish Sports Book of the Year 2007

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