Tuesday 30 May 2017

Legends make voices heard

Croke Park is the spiritual home of Gaelic football and hurling, where the dreams of ambition are realised.

The essays in 'Voices from Croke Park' chart the journeys of 12 greats of the games: men who pursued that elusive glory in Ireland's greatest sporting arena, players whose passion and vision were embodied in their performances in their county's jersey.

The footballers featured are Bernard Flynn (Meath), Mikey Sheehy (Kerry), Ciaran Whelan (Dublin), Anthony Molloy (Donegal), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Liam McHale (Mayo) and Cork dual star Jimmy Barry-Murphy. From hurling, Eamonn O'Donoghue (Cork), Tony Keady (Galway), DJ Carey (Kilkenny), Gerard McGrattan (Down) and Michael Duignan (Offaly) are interviewed.

This collection is a paean to the heroes who take to the stage every year carrying the hopes of their county, a celebration of their achievements in the GAA.

Each player profiled in 'Voices from Croke Park' has helped shape the rich history of football and hurling, and their stories are vividly brought to life by Ireland's leading sports writers. The book is available nationwide, priced €18.99.

Irish Independent

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