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The Dubs

By (author) Sean Og O Ceallachain
Genres: Hurling
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Gill, Dublin, Ireland
Imprint: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 2006
ISBN-10: 071714013X
ISBN-13: 9780717140138
Barcode No: 9780717140138
This book traces the ups and downs of the Dublin hurling and football teams during and after World War II. With a text by the unique Sean Og O Ceallachain, himself a former senior Dublin player in both codes and one of Ireland's best-loved broadcasters, this is the ideal guide to the fortunes of the GAA in Dublin over sixty years. In that time, the Dubs have been through the tremendous highs and crushing lows of one of the most closely watched county teams in Ireland. The year 1942 was a unique triumph, with the Dubs reaching both finals; winning the football, but losing the hurling. In 1958, Dublin raised the Sam Maguire Cup and began a revival of Gaelic football in the county that has lasted to this day. Success followed again in 1963 and three times during the glorious seventies under Kevin Heffernan's management: in 1974, 1976 and 1977. Since then, however, the only triumphs have come in 1983 and 1995. No examination of the Dubs' history would be complete without a look at the famous Dublin-Meath saga of 1991. Rivalry between the two counties was intense and on 8 July, after playing three heroic games, the two teams lined out for the fourth in front of a crowd of over 61,000. The following 70 minutes were some of the most anticipated in GAA history and the Dubs' loss by just a single point illustrates how fiercely the battle was fought. All this and more is covered in "The Dubs", a must for every fan.

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