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GAA Confidential

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GAA Confidential (Everything you never knew you wanted to know about Gaelic games) is a humorous sports book by Darragh McManus, an Irish journalist and author. It was published by Hodder Headline Ireland in April 2007. The book takes a broad look at the Gaelic Athletic Association, and attendant Irish culture, and is divided into sections: The Introduction, The History, The Set-up, The Games, The Competitions, The Fans, The Media, The Arts & Culture, The Look, and The Other Stuff That Wouldn't Fit Anywhere Else. GAA Confidential received generally favourable reviews on publication, including: “Perhaps the funniest, most cultured book ever written about our national sports” (Irish Independent); “Hilarious…an eclectic collection of anecdotes by an immensely talented writer” (Sunday Independent); “Flip, smart, ironic and breezy…by turns a miscellany, polemic, social history and work of satire” (Sunday Business Post); “A book that every GAA fan should have…read it” (www.anfearrua.ie); "Guaranteed to raise a smile” (Sunday Tribune). It was nominated for the 2007 William Hill Irish Sportsbook of the Year award. Darragh McManus currently writes freelance for the Irish Independent and The Guardian.
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original title: GAA Confidential
date of publication: 2007
main subject: sport

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