gaafactsWe receive a lot of books here at the Ireland’s Own office and this week the new offering from GAA supremo Eddie Ryan gets our vote. The ideal present for the GAA fanatics in your life. 

Did you know that in 1924, Mick Gill created history by winning two All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals in the same year and for different counties? Jack Lynch is the only player in GAA history to have won six successive All-Ireland medals (five in hurling). The 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final was the first to be played under flood-lights, exactly 100 years after Croke Park was first purchased. Do you know the name of every inter-county ground in Ireland? Who was full forward on the team of the Millennium? Who was the 1,000th All Star Award winner? In “The Little Book of GAA Facts”, Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation’s passion. The book charts the history of Gaelic games, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements.

Available in bookstores nationwide and online from