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Jamesie Murphy in his letter under the heading 'GAA publications let the side down' could have also included the following in his list of GAA books published outside of Ireland . . .

Every Single Ball (The Brian Corcoran Story) Printed in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives.

Darragh -- My Story (Darragh ó Sé) Printed in Great Britain by CPI Mackays, Chatham.

The Best of the West (GAA Greats of Connacht) Printed by Gutenberg Ltd, Malta.

Kings of September (The day Offaly denied Kerry five in a row) Printed and bound in the UK by JH Haynes & Co Ltd

There are a few more that I could include, but will leave in the hope that between Jamesie and myself we have done something to highlight this annoying trend.

Also well done to Mickey Harte and James McCartan for having their books printed here.

Jim Breen

Clonliffe putting history on paper

Since its foundation in 1886 Clonliffe Harriers has been at the forefront of Irish athletics, not only in the field of competition, but also in their contribution to the organisation and administration of the sport.

As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations in 2011, I am writing a detailed history of all aspects of the club's activities.

I am seeking contributions not only from club members past and present, or their families, but from anyone who has had any connections with our club.

In particular, I am looking for old photos, medals, memorabilia etc which have an association with the club.

All items submitted will be returned to their owners.

Email me at dombran@eircom.net or phone 086-602-8058.

Dominic Branigan

FIFA responds to Hirsch resignation

Your article from Sunday came to our attention in reference to Gunter Hirsch and the FIFA Ethics Committee.

FIFA can confirm that Gunter Hirsch wrote a letter to the chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Claudio Sulser, in which he resigned from his position on the committee.

Hirsch was a member of the Ethics Committee since the creation of this committee and attended the inaugural meeting in October 2006. Since then, however, Hirsch had not attended any other meetings of the committee, despite being invited to attend every meeting held in the past four years.

FIFA would like to recall that at its meeting on June 9, 2006 in Munich, the FIFA Congress voted in favour of creating a new, independent Ethics Committee as FIFA's third judicial body, in addition to the Disciplinary Committee and Appeal Committee. As an independent judicial body, the Committee has decision-making power and the option to establish any sanctions they deem appropriate, acting in accordance with the revised FIFA Code of Ethics, which came into force on September 15, 2006 following its approval by the FIFA Executive Committee in Zurich. The inaugural meeting of the committee was held on October 23, 2006.

Notably, the Ethics Committee had the mandate to overlook the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups and to ensure that the rules of conduct and the Code of Ethics were adhered to during this process.

FIFA Media Department

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