Hurling is one of the world's great field sports and this book is one of two titles which contain accounts of a selection of games from 1956 to 1991. This book reflects the variety of hurling itself. Some, like the Tipperary-Cork Munster Final of 1987, were simply examples of hurling at its exuberant and skilful best. Others, like the 1973 Limerick-Tipperary Munster Final, or the 1981 Offaly-Galway All-Ireland Final, were heroic victories of underdogs against the odds. Others, like the 1956 Wexford-Cork All-Ireland Final, are forever associated with a few players: in this case, the immortal Christy Ring - making his last appearance in an All-Ireland Final - and the Rackard brothers.