In its long and rich history, the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of one hundred of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final, the Polo Grounds Final, Séamus Darby's goal in 1982, the epic clashes between Dublin and Meath in 1991, Leitrim's Connacht title in 1994, Clare ending 81 years in the wilderness, Wexford becoming home to 'the Riverdance of Sport' and the GAA opening up Croke Park to other sports. These moments and many more are featured in these pages. Based on exclusive interviews with the key personalities who shaped these moments, this book goes behind the scenes and offers unique eyewitness accounts of the dramas on and off the pitch that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation. New light is shed on old controversies, fresh insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory are provided, and the epic contests that turned the national games into the national soap opera are recounted by the men and women who were there in the heat of the battles. With all 32 counties included, 100 GREAT GAA MOMENTS is a treasure trove of the incredible people and events that have made the games what they are today. 'A book that will open up a treasure trove of memories for GAA fans.' BERNARD FLYNN 'A great book that captures the real essence of the GAA. Special times and memories for everyone who was involved in our greatest GAA moments.’' CIARÁN WHELAN
In its long and rich history the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of one hundred of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final; the Polo Grounds Final; Seamus Darby's goal in 1982; the epic clashes between Dublin and Meath in 1991; Leitrim's Connacht title in 1994; Clare ending 81 years in the wilderness; Wexford becoming home to 'the Riverdance of Sport' and the GAA opening up Croke Park to other sports. These moments and many more are featured in these pages. Every county is included. Based on exclusive interviews as seen through the eyes of the key personalities who shaped them, it goes behind the scenes and offers unique eyewitness accounts of the dramas on and off the pitch that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation. New light is shed on old controversies, fresh insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory are provided, and the epic contests that turned the national games into the national soap opera are recounted by the men and women who were there in the heat of the battles.
Here are Irish Rugby's most legendary, celebratory and brilliant moments from the 1940s to today. 101 Great Irish Rugby Moments is a unique celebration of the sport's most significant moments. Featuring: • Munster's historic win over the All Blacks • Ulster's victory in the European Cup • Connacht winning the Pro 12 • Leinster's unique European double • The national women's team winning the Grand Slam • Ireland's double defeat of the All Blacks . . . These epic moments are based on exclusive interviews with Mick Galwey, Ciaran Fitzgerald, David Humphreys, Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara and many others from the great and good of Irish Rugby. Enjoy a host of brilliant anecdotes and remarkable insights into the controversies, epic matches, thrilling contests and pivotal events on and off the field which shaped these 101 GREAT IRISH RUGBY MOMENTS. 'The legendary Mike Gibson, once eloquently wrote that "rugby is like love, it is a game of touch and of feel and of instinct". I have no doubt that John Scally has written this book with those same qualities of love, touch, feel and instinct. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.' – OLLIE CAMPBELL
From the earliest settlements at Mount Sandel around 7000 BC to the first meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2007, the book introduces the great moments in Irish history to children. Double page spreads are devoted to nine key moments: BATTLE OF CLONTARF DESMOND REBELLIONS BATTLE OF THE BOYNE 1798 REBELLION GREAT FAMINE THE RISE OF THE GAA EASTER RISING WORLD WAR 2 (concentrating on the Bombing of the North Strand - when the war came to Dublin) GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT And social history is not forgotten - here you'll also find the first publication of the Irish Times, Dana's Eurovision song contest victory, the opening of Dublin Zoo, Riverdance and Stephen Roche's victory in the Tour de France. Illustrated throughout in full colour, here's a perfect introduction for children to Irish history in bite sized chunks.
In 100 GAA Greats, John Scally celebrates the most significant players Gaelic games have brought us in their 125-year history. He selects those footballers, hurlers, managers and camogie players who have lit up Irish sport, becoming national treasures in the process, and highlights their remarkable skills. Amongst those included in this unique who's who of the sport are Christy Ring, Mick O'Connell, Nicky Rackard, Mick Mackey, John Joe O'Reilly, Nicky English, Mickey Harte, Kevin Moran, Enda Colleran, D.J. Carey, Angela Downey, Ger Loughnane, John O'Mahony, Justin McCarthy, Colm O'Rourke, Matt Connor and Liam Griffin. Many of the profiles featured in the book are based on exclusive interviews with the stars themselves, as well as with some of their competitors. The entries offer candid insights into the many pivotal events, major controversies, epic matches and thrilling contests to have occurred during the GAA's existence. Laced with humour and packed with entertaining anecdotes, 100 GAA Greats pulsates with insider's knowledge. It will inform, entertain, enlighten, amuse and spark debate, and is a must for all GAA fans.
Ireland packs many delights into its compact size and its main attractions - from the Wild Atlantic Way to its pubs and craic and numerous places of interest - are only the beginning. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Ireland, a comprehensive full-colour guide to both the Republic and Northern Ireland. Inside Insight Guide Ireland: A fully-overhauled major new edition by our expert Irish author.Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, including the art treasures of the Rijksmuseum and the picture-perfect small towns of Edam and Delft.Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the perennial favourite of Amsterdam to the sandy beaches in the country's north.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
The Price of Power, The Great War in England in 1897, The Invasion of 1910, Spies of the Kaiser, The Seven Secrets, The House of Whispers, The Red Room, The Sign of Silence, Rasputin the Rascal Monk…
Author: William Le Queux
This carefully crafted ebook: “WILLIAM LE QUEUX Ultimate Collection: 100+ Spy Thrillers, Detective Mysteries, Adventure Classics, Historical Novels, War Stories & Crime Tales (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Great War in England in 1897 The Invasion of 1910 Guilty Bonds Zoraida The Temptress The Great White Queen Devil's Dice Whoso Findeth a Wife The Eye of Istar If Sinners Entice Thee The Bond of Black The Day of Temptation The Veiled Man The Wiles of the Wicked An Eye for an Eye In White Raiment Of Royal Blood Her Majesty's Minister The Under-Secretary The Seven Secrets As We Forgive Them The Sign of the Stranger The Hunchback of Westminster The Closed Book The Czar's Spy Behind the Throne The Pauper of Park Lane The Mysterious Mr. Miller Whatsoever a Man Soweth The Great Court Scandal The Lady in the Car The House of Whispers The Red Room Spies of the Kaiser The Great God Gold Hushed Up! A Mystery of London The Death-Doctor The Lost Million The Price of Power Her Royal Highness The White Lie The Four Faces The Sign of Silence The Mysterious Three At the Sign of the Sword The Mystery of the Green Ray Number 70, Berlin The Way to Win The Broken Thread The Place of Dragons The Zeppelin Destroyer Sant of the Secret Service The Stolen Statesman The Doctor of Pimlico Whither Thou Goest The Intriguers The Red Widow Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo This House to Let The Golden Face The Stretton Street Affair The Voice from the Void Short Story Collections Stolen Souls The Count's Chauffeur The Bomb-Makers The Gay Triangle Historical Works Rasputin the Rascal Monk The Minister of Evil The German Spy System from Within German Atrocities The Secrets of Potsdam Béla Kiss William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an Anglo-French writer who mainly wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage, particularly in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion fantasy novels “The Great War in England in 1897” and “The Invasion of 1910.”
With its unique mix of jaw-dropping landscapes, lively cities, friendly people and buzzing nightlife, it's hard to beat a holiday in Ireland. This book is the perfect companion to this alluring country, telling you all the best things to see and do and giving you more information on history and culture than any other guide. Our expert local author has fully updated the guide for this new edition, with reworked chapters on the Irish character, Dublin, and Galway and the West, while the Belfast chapter has been brought right up to date with coverage of the city's exciting new Titanic Quarter and interactive Titanic museum. The book tells you everything you need to know about the essential Irish experiences, from vibrant festivals like Dublin's Bloomsday to the country's world-renowned pubs and fantastic array of outdoor activities like walking, golf and angling. Stunning pictures throughout give you a vivid portrait of modern Ireland. Comprehensive maps will help you get around and travel tips provide all the essential information, along with our recommendations for the best bars, restaurants and hotels.