Singing the Blues: The Long Walk Back to Happiness on Hill 16

Singing the Blues: The Long Walk Back to Happiness on Hill 16

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Author: Paul Huggard

Edition: 1st

Number Of Pages: 264

Release Date: 01-12-2011

Details: Between 1974 and 1977 Kevin Heffernan's Dublin were the greatest Gaelic football team in the land, playing the game with a style and panache that electrified the city, but then, something went wrong. Two All-Ireland titles in the following thirty-four years was scant reward for the blood, sweat and tears that were shed by all of those involved in the Dublin football story. That was until Sunday 18 September 2011 when Stephen Cluxton's last gasp kick did for Kerry and brought the rare auld times flooding back. 'Singing The Blues' is a fan's perspective. Focussing on the games that really mattered, it is a blow-by-blow account of the agony and the ecstasy, the moments that shaped games and the refereeing decisions which left us scratching our heads. It looks at the players and managers who have done their best to transform our dreams into reality and follows the progress of Pat Gilroy and his startled earwigs as they attempt to recover from the harrowing defeat to Kerry in 2009 and bring Sam back to the capital. It is also a story of the friendship that comes with standing on Hill 16, sitting in the stand and travelling to away games. It paints a picture of what it's like to be a Dublin fan, the wonderful characters that inhabit our world and the communal nature of roaring the boys in blue onto victory and defeat. Singing The Blues will also appeal to the rest of Ireland. If you like the thought of Dubliners feeling a bit of pain then there's plenty in this for you! The enduring rivalries with Meath, Kerry, Cork, Armagh, Tyrone, Galway and Kildare also take centre stage. But even more importantly it's a story with a happy ending...

EAN: 9780956661517

Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches

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