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Lest We Forget
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Foreword by Nicky Brennan, former GAA president What better way to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the GAA than with a trip down memory lane? Full of facts and reminiscences, Brendan Fullam's book recalls epic games and star players that have thrilled thousands from every decade since 1887. * Marvel at the Kerry hurlers who played in their barefeet in 1891! * Discover how tough players like 'Hawk', 'Skull' and 'The Tall Sweeping Menace' were. * Read about the Kilkenny goalie who had to have a tipple or two before throw-in! * Learn of the intrigue surrounding the 1947 Cavan v Kerry football final in New York. The contributions of players and recollections of those who knew them make fascinating reading. Legendary figures like the Doyles of Mooncoin, Larry Stanley and Tommy Murphy are profiled. For each decade Brendan has chosen a hurling personality, hurling game and selected his dream hurling team, a football personality, football game and dream football team. Stars of recent decades include camogie and ladies Gaelic football players. This book ensures time will not dim the memory of the games or the names of the players that made the GAA from 1887 to the present, and will surely inspire the stars of tomorrow. Brendan Fullam, a native of Ardagh in County Limerick, had a banking career that took him to many towns in Ireland. Now living in New Ross, he has played Gaelic games in Killorglin, Kilrush, Clifden, Ballyshannon, Tralee and Wexford. The author of eight bestselling books on hurling, he is now retired and continues to visit former players and record their stories.
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Foreword xi Preface xiii Author's Note xiv 1887-1900 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 1 A hurling game: Kerry v Wexford, 1891 All-Ireland final 2 A hurling personality: Mikey Maher (Tipperary) 7 A hurling selection 10 A football game: Cork v Wexford, 1893 All-Ireland final 17 A football personality: James P. O'Sullivan (Kerry) 21 A football selection 24 1901-1910 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 31 A hurling game: Cork v Kilkenny, 1907 All-Ireland final 32 A hurling personality: John 'Tyler' Mackey (Limerick) 36 A hurling selection 39 A football game: Kerry v Kildare, 1903 All-Ireland final 45 A football personality: Dick Fitzgerald (Kerry) 49 A football selection 53 1911-1920 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 60 A hurling game: Dublin v Tipperary, 1917 All-Ireland final 61 A hurling personality: Mick Neville (Limerick and Dublin) 64 Hurling personalities: The Doyles of Mooncoin (Kilkenny) 68 A hurling selection 73 A football game: Kerry v Louth, 1913 Croke Memorial Fund final 80 A football personality: Sean O'Kennedy (Wexford) 82 A football personality: Frank Furlong (Wexford) 87 A football selection 89 1921-1930 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 95 A hurling game: Leinster v Munster, 1927 Railway Cup final 96 A hurling personality: Mick D'Arcy (Tipperary) 100 A hurling personality: Phil Cahill (Tipperary) 104 A hurling selection 106 A football game: Kerry v Kildare, 1926 All-Ireland final 106 A football personality: Larry Stanley (Kildare) 109 A football selection 114 1931-1940 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 116 A hurling game: Cork v Kilkenny, 1931 All-Ireland final 117 A hurling personality: Johnny Quirke (Cork) 124 A hurling selection 128 A football game: Galway v Kerry, 1938 All-Ireland final 130 A football personality: Gerald Courell (Mayo) 135 A football selection 138 1941-1950 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 139 A hurling game: Cork v Limerick, 1944 Munster final 140 A glimpse at hurling over half a century ago: Ahane v Sarsfields, 1947 146 A hurling personality: Dick Stokes (Limerick) 149 A hurling selection 153 A football game: Cavan v Kerry, 1947 All-Ireland final at the Polo Grounds, New York 154 A football game: Cavan v Mayo, 1948 All-Ireland final 160 A football personality: Jimmy Murray (Roscommon) 162 A football personality: Tommy Murphy (Laois) 168 A football selection 172 1951-1960 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 173 A hurling game: Limerick v Wexford, 1957/58 National League final 174 Hurling personalities: The boys of Wexford 180 A hurling selection 186 A football game: Galway v Kerry, 1959 All-Ireland final 189 A football personality: Dermot O'Brien (Louth) 192 A football selection 195 1961-1970 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 196 A hurling game: Kilkenny v Waterford, 1963 All-Ireland final 197 A hurling personality: Tom Walsh (Kilkenny) 201 A hurling selection 207 A football game: Galway v Meath, 1966 All-Ireland final 207 A football personality: Paddy Doherty (Down) 210 A football selection 214 1971-1980 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 215 A hurling game: Kilkenny v Limerick, 1973 All-Ireland final 216 A hurling personality: Denis Coughlan (Cork) 222 A hurling selection 227 A football game: Cork v Galway, 1973 All-Ireland final 227 A football personality: Paddy Cullen (Dublin) 229 A football selection 236 1981-1990 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 237 A hurling game: Galway v Kilkenny, 1987 All-Ireland final 238 A hurling personality: Eugene Coughlan (Offaly) 240 A hurling selection 245 A football game: Kerry v Offaly, 1982 All-Ireland final 245 A football personality: Martin Furlong (Offaly) 249 A football selection 250 The centenary teams, 1884-1984 251 1991-2000 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 257 A hurling game: Clare v Offaly, 1998 All-Ireland semi-final 258 A hurling personality: Sean McMahon (Clare) 261 A hurling personality: Damien Fitzhenry (Wexford) 268 A hurling selection 275 A football game: Donegal v Dublin, 1992 All-Ireland final 275 A football personality: Maurice Fitzgerald (Kerry) 279 A football selection 288 2001-2008 Teams that participated in the All-Ireland senior finals 289 A hurling occasion: Waterford v Wexford and Clare v Cork, 2008 All-Ireland quarter-finals 290 A hurling personality: Brendan Cummins (Tipperary) 293 A hurling personality: Sean A"g A" hAilpin (Cork) 299 A hurling personality: Ken McGrath (Waterford) 304 A hurling personality: Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny) 309 A hurling selection (Kilkenny only) 313 A hurling selection (excluding Kilkenny) 313 Camogie personalities: Mary and A'na Leacy (Wexford) 314 A football game: Dublin v Mayo, 2006 All-Ireland semi-final 321 Football personalities: Brian Dooher and Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone) 324 A football selection 326 Ladies' football personality: Maeve Quinn (Leitrim) 327 Picture credits 335 Index 336

About the Author

Brendan Fullam, a native of Ardagh in County Limerick, had a banking career that took him to many towns in Ireland. Now living in New Ross, he has played Gaelic games in Killorglin, Kilrush, Clifden, Ballyshannon, Tralee and Wexford. The author of eight bestselling books on hurling, he is now retired and continues to visit former players and record their stories.

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'A great legacy to the GAA libraries countrywide' Killarney Advertiser 'GAA fans will welcome the arrival of Brendan Fullam's latest contribution' Sunday Independent 'Delightful GAA book' IBOA newsletter 'Fullam [...] writes with infectious enthusiasm and affection in a book which makes good use of photographs to illustrate the games and players' Books Ireland 'Must be one of the most popular former bankers left [...] because of what he's done since retirement by way of painstakingly chronicling the personal stories and reminiscences of teams [..] down many generations' Clare People

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