09 Aug 2022

Gerry and Dermot put it on the record

Gerry and Dermot put it on the record

That prolific writer and authority on GAA affairs, Dermot Kavanagh, from Inistioge has penned another gem.
Mr Kavanagh’s previous work includes ‘A History - Kilkenny senior hurling county final 1887 to 2003’ and ‘Ollie - the hurling life and times of Ollie Walsh’
This time the focus of his attention is the big ball game, football, and in particular inter-provincial affairs.
In what is a superbly laid out 190 page colour production (pictured below), the author relates the story of Castlecomer man, Sean Brennan, who won two Railway Cup medals with Leinster (1952 and 1953), among many other fascinating tales.
At that time Mr Brennan was playing inter-county football with Kildare.
GAA followers, and particularly football followers, will be love this one. It is packed with pictures, including one of Sean Brennan.
Basically the book tells the story of inter-provincial football from the earliest days of the GAA to the present day.
The book covers the days of The Railway Shield (1905),The Tailteann Games (1924) and The Railway Cup (1927).
The book, titled ‘The Story of Interprovincial Football,1905-2017’ is a companion to a similar project on hurling by the same writer which was launched two years ago,
The book retails at €20 and can be purchased at The Book Centre, Dubrays and Atkins (The Butterslip).
Meanwhile, the Kilkenny GAA Bible 2018 compiled by Gerry O’Neill is now available to purchase in hard copy from the Nowlan Park office (€10).
The Kilkenny GAA Bible is also available to order online via the website.
The cost for online purchases is €15, including postage to Ireland and the UK, and €20 including postage to other overseas locations.The Kilkenny GAA Bible is a unique publication which compiles Kilkenny and national GAA records since 1887.
The 2018 publication is the the updated third edition of the book.

For more on Kilkenny People sport read here.

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