Presentation of GAA Books and Year Books by Kilkenny GAA

Tue 27th Feb Paul Fitzgerald

Presentation of GAA Books and Year Books by Kilkenny GAA

Presentation of GAA Books and Year Books by Kilkenny GAA County Board to the Kilkenny Archaeological Society.

At a function held in the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny on Monday 27th February, Kilkenny GAA County Board presented a range of books and other publications on various aspects of Gaelic Games in Kilkenny to the Kilkenny Archaeological Society. Included in the presentation were all the Kilkenny GAA Year Books from 1972 to 2017. The collection will be kept in the society’s library in Rothe House, Parliament Street.

The initiative was the brainchild of John Knox, former Principal of Gowran N.S. who also served as the Treasurer of Kilkenny Cumann na mBunscol for almost three decades. Mr. Knox thanked the various authors for making their books available for presenting to the Kilkenny Archaeological Society. He also indicated that Kilkenny County Board was encouraging anyone who had books or other Kilkenny GAA publications which they would like to donate to the Kilkenny Archaeological Society’s library, to drop them into the Librarian in Rothe House.

The collection was formally handed over to the President of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Pat Nolan, by the former Chairman of Kilkenny GAA County Board Ned Quinn.

Mr. Quinn noted the significant role of the GAA in the lives of Kilkenny people since the Association was founded in 1884 and he was pleased that a significant volume of books and other publications which had been written about Gaelic games participants in the county was now being held in a key visitor centre in Kilkenny City.

On behalf of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, President Pat Nolan expressed delight at receiving such a significant range of written content on the GAA in Kilkenny. He noted that their society had few GAA publications and this collection would significantly enhance its library facility.

The list of publications included in the presentation were as follows:

No.

Title

Author(s)

1

A History of the GAA in Kilmacow 1884-2010

Senan Cooke

2

Fulfilling the Dream (The Danesfort GAA Story)

Derek Dooley & Maurice Woodcock

3

Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club

Tom Ryall & Milo Hennessy

4

100 Years of Hurling in Urlingford

John Cahill

5

The Gowran G.A.A. Story

Beatrice Treacy (Editor)

6

Ó Fhás go hAois (Cumann na mBunscoileanna Cill Chainnigh 1989-2016)

Gerry O’Neill & Dermot Dunphy

7

Caoga Blian Óg (A History of Kilkenny Primary Schools Board 1939-1989)

Joe Dunphy

8

Kilkenny: The GAA Story 1884-1994

Tom Ryall

9

Famous Tullaroan 1884-1994

Tony Doyle (Antóin Ó Dúill)

10

The Continent Abú (A History of the GAA in St. John’s Parish)

Conor Denieffe

11

Fenian Lore – The Story of the GAA in the Parish of Johnstown

Fr. Fergus Farrell (Editor)

12

Fennessy’s Field (A Century of Hurling in St. Kieran‘s College, Kilkenny)

Enda McEvoy (Red Lion Press 1998)

13

The Godfather of Modern Hurling (The Fr. Tommy Maher Story)

Enda McEvoy (Ballpoint Press 2012)

14

The Year of the Cats

Charlie Keegan (St. John’s Publishing 2008)

15

The Four by the Nore

Charlie Keegan (St. John’s Publishing 2009)

16

The Stripey Men – Kilkenny Hurling Story to 2008

Joe Cody (Mac Óda Publishing 2009)

17

Eddie Keher’s Hurling Life

Ultan Macken (Mercier Press 1978)

18

Triumph and Troubles (The Official Autobiography of Charlie Carter)

Enda McEvoy

19

D.J. Carey – A Sporting Legend

Martin Breheny (Blackwater Press 2013)

20

The Rower Inistioge – A Century of Gaelic Games

Fr. Michael Noonan (Editor)

21

Kilkenny No. 3

Dermot Kavanagh (Sports Publishing 2012)

22

A History of Kilkenny Senior County Finals 1887-2003

Dermot Kavanagh (2007)

23

Ten Decades of Glory

Sean Courtney (Glory Publications 1996)

24

Ollie – The Hurling Life and Times of Ollie Walsh

Dermot Kavanagh (Blackwater Press 2006)

25

From the Arch to the Pump – James Stephens GAA Story 1887-2012

Tommy Lanigan (Walsh Print 2012)

26

“Cody” – The Brian Cody Autobiography

Martin Breheny (Irish Sports Publications 2009)

27

Henry Shefflin – The Autobiography

Vincent Hogan (Penguin Random House UK 2015)

28

The Warrior’s Code – The Jackie Tyrell Autobiography

Christy O’Connor

29

The Kilkenny Bible 2005 (Kilkenny GAA Results)

Gerry O’Neill

30

100 Years of the Village

Christy Leahy (Kilkenny People 1988)

31

James Nowlan – Kilkenny Alderman and GAA President

James Walsh

32

“The Drive for Five”

Thomastown (2014)

33

“Black and Amber Glory” – Poetry (2002)

Jamsie Murphy (Kilkenny People)

34

Mooncoin GAA

Mooncoin GAA Club

35

Graiguenamanagh GAA

Graiguenamanagh GAA Club

36

Dunamaggin – “By the Banks of Glory” (2000)

Malachy Hogan and Willie Kearney

37

Tullogher – “RIP Tullogher 1886-1988”

Jamsie Murphy

38

Conahy Shamrocks 1976 and 1977

Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club

39

Kilkenny GAA Year Books 1972 – 2017

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Kilkenny GAA Year Book Editors to date

  • Peter Holohan (Kilkenny People)
  • John Knox (Kilkenny People)
  • Nickey Brennan
  • Barrie Henriques

 

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