GAAconomics: The Secret Life of Money in the GAA
GAAconomics: The Secret Life of Money in the GAA

GAAconomics: The Secret Life of Money in the GAA

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Author: Michael Moynihan

Brand: Gill Books

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 20-09-2013

Details: Product Description The greatest amateur sports association in the world? Michael Moynihan takes a look behind the scenes to reveal the truth about the GAA and money, finding answers to the awkward questions: Why wont hurling and Gaelic football become professional? What would it cost to build a stand on Hill 16? Has Kilkennys dominance of hurling turned sponsors off the hurling championship? What is the semi-final dilemma? What was the most significant purchase in the GAAs history? What happens when Sky Sports comes calling? And, by the way, what county supporters are so mean they bring their own sandwiches to the All-Ireland final? GAAconomics is a unique sports book which will ensure you never again look at hurling and Gaelic football the same way. Michael Moynihan talks frankly to current and recent GAA managers, players, officials and presidents, as well as economists, historians, statisticians, marketing experts and accountants, and gets the inside story on how money courses through the GAA. Theres more to the GAA than wondering wholl win next Sunday. Review 'Michael Moynihan, one of the chief sports journalist with the Irish Examiner, has produced a snappy yet hugely detailed work on a side of the GAA which hasn t been explored before. (...) Moynihan s writing is crisp and the various interviewees are witty and incisive. (...) An absolutely essential read' --Eamonn Murphy, Evening Echo; 'Sports journalist Moynihan investigates the economics of the GAA through its many remifications and arguments, and finds that the sports body, tagged by some as the Grab-All-Association, is rather more complex than you might imagine' --Donal O Donoghue, RTÉ Guide About the Author Michael Moynihan is a journalist with the Irish Examiner covering sport. He is the bestselling author of Blood Brothers, the definitive book on the Cork hurling team of the last decade. He has written for The Observer and The Washington Post and is a regular radio and television contributor.

EAN: 9780717154531

Languages: english

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: New