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The Godfather of Modern Hurling: The Father Tommy Maher Story

The Godfather of Modern Hurling: The Father Tommy Maher Story

Enda McEvoy

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The story of how a young priest led his GAA county back to glory and masterminded the great Kilkenny team of the 1970s.

This books tells the story of Father Tommy Maher and the great Leinster Hurling final in 1957, when he took his unconsidered team to victory over the great Wexford team of the 1950s. This is the story of how Father Maher, who built the Kilkenny team into the success story that they still are today, who helped the county to win seven All Ireland senior titles during his 21 years (1957-78) as coach.

'What made the book a pleasure to research and write was the fact that so many people had such good things to say about Monsignor Maher,' Mr McEvoy reveals. 'One phrase recurred. 'A man before his time.' He was, simply, a genius, yet at the same time a very humble person.' Among the former Kilkenny stars quoted in the book are Paddy Buggy, Sean Clohosey, Johnny McGovern, Dick Rockett, Seamus Cleere, Pa Dillon, Tom Walsh, Pat Henderson, Chunky O'Brien, Mick Crotty, Kieran Purcell and Noel Skehan.

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Author Enda McEvoy
Publisher Ballpoint Press
Publication date 1 Oct 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780957207202

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