History of Gaelic Games - Ian Prior

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An introduction to the Gaelic games of hurling, football, camogie, and handball, this guide traces their long history and place in Irish life. It examines the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884 and profiles the principal founders, great players, games, and rivalries of the last 100 years. Also discussed is the popularity of Gaelic games in the United States and the ban on members participating in foreign games, as well as recent developments such as the possibility of players achieving professional status, the sales of television rights, sponsorship deals, and corporate ties.