Sporting Legends of Ireland
Since the legend of Cuchulainn, the Irish have always had a fascination with their sporting heroes, with their tales of derring-do, their habit of ... Show synopsis Since the legend of Cuchulainn, the Irish have always had a fascination with their sporting heroes, with their tales of derring-do, their habit of clinching victory from the jaws of defeat and, of course, with the endless retelling of these stories. In "Sporting Legends of Ireland," sportsmen and women across all disciplines are chronicled, with a focus on those players who, though professionals, were for the most part gifted individuals in an amateur world. It profiles stories of players and gentlemen in a time when the Celtic Tiger largely passed them by and tells of the first Grand Slam and the Lions tour where the call-up was simply, "Bring your own shirt." It also records momentous moments in Irish sporting history from the perspective of the heroes themselves. Fully illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs and including more than 40 exclusive interviews with key sportspeople, "Sporting Legends of Ireland" is a stunning document of Irish sporting achievement that will provide many a talking-point for fans nationwide.