TO borrow from the Yeats poem 'September 1913' the Wild Geese hurling community will be spreading ' their grey wings' this Thursday as they take to Croke Park for the launch of Aidan Lenehan's ' There is an 'f' in Hurling'.The seeds for the book were sewn in December of 2011 as Lenehan prepared for a well earned holiday with his wife Joan and son Michael. And it was while browsing for reading material that Lenehan came up with the novel idea of chronicling the feats of hurling in a club which had no tradition up until 2007. 'I was going on holiday and I like to bring some material to read. I went into Hodges Figgis. Now they have a huge huge sports section but the GAA section was very, very small. 'There were only a few sports biographies and a few statistics books and there was absolutely nothing that represented grassroots level 'I mean you have Christy O'Connor's book the club but that's the only book that's similar and there is nothing about a team below senior level - the vast majority of people who play in the GAA do not play at senior level. 'And that's where I got the idea from. When I was in the airport the following day I bought a writing pad and that's where I started.' And Lenehan believes that this book can certainly prove an inspiration to other clubs. 'This is a really good story and while what we've done isn't unique, it's fairly unique. It's a good story and it encompasses a lot of different clubs and a lot of different players. 'It's about a club at the lowest level that achieved something. There's no inter county players there's no stars. 'It's not just a hurling story, it's a human story about the lads. It's an inspiring story about the GAA in Ireland and if one club in every other county in Ireland achieved what we have done, in five years time five thousand more people would be playing hurling.' Lenehan's own story is an interesting one. His own father PJ, a garda, played in three different county finals in the one year while his grandfather played during the Civil War and War of Independence at a time when playing the national games proved extremely difficult due to restrictions put in place by the occupying forces. Having hurled at underage with Kiltormer before moving to Roscommon, Lenehan moved to Dublin where his career gradually tailed off due to work commitments. He would join up with Sean Flatley whom he had played against in a Connacht colleges final in the late 1980s and along with the likes of former O'Toole's Man Ed Sweetman would be three of the leading lights behind Wild Geese in their maiden season in 2008. Wild Geese's rather inglorious first season saw them play 23, won one, drew one and lost 21, but it has always been about defying the odds. In their four seasons to date, Wild Geese have yet to forfeit a game with anyone who can hold a hurl called into action. 'Against Castleknock last week, we were seriously short on numbers. And so the father of Nathan McCaffrey stood in. 'He'sc 47 and he would have been the oldest to play for us at this stage. But we were stuck and we didn't have the numbers and Paul Kealy was injured. In the previous matche against O'Dwyers we had to use Eoin Smith even though he had been kicked by a horse the day before. So we said look tog out, stand in the corner, and it worked' Although operating in the lowest division, Wild Geese are starting to make inroads at underage level and next Sunday, their U-15s take on O'Tooles in the Division 4 final in Oldtown. And importantly proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards funding coaching of the juvenile section where there is a shortage of coaches at the moment. Nonetheless some terrific work has been done here with both Daire O'Brien and Sean Dunphy making it on to representative Dublin panels. It is Lenehan's stated intention that Wild Geese will eventually play Junior A or Intermediate hurling, but believes that the club needs to have the right level of coaching to bring young talent though. 'All our coaches are very enthusiastic and give up a lot of their time, but sometimes to bring on lads to the next level you need more. 'We have 100 kids coming up every week and you need more than two or three good lads coming up. So in order to get to the next level we need the coaches and we need the expertise.'