A NEW book that will hit the shelves this week will chart the fascinating stories of 30 Kerry GAA legends who will reflect on their playing days and the games that gave them the most satisfaction.
Kerry: Game of My Life, from Hero Books, is written by Limerick native and Kerry’s Eye journalist David Byrne and it will be available to purchase from this Thursday.
From the 1959 All-Ireland final between Kerry and Galway to the All-Ireland Club semi-final involving Dr Crokes and Corofin, 30 of the greatest Kerry footballers over the last 60 years tell of the games in green and gold that defined their lives.
The book includes first-person testimonials from many of the stars of the 1975/85 era when Mick O’Dwyer’s brilliant team dominated the game and changed Gaelic football forever.
The teams from The Kingdom that won All-Irelands from the 1990s right up to the last win in 2014 are also featured prominently.
Household names who played with the county throughout the last 60 years but failed to ultimately taste All-Ireland glory will also talk about the one game they will always remember
“I am privileged to be able to share the fascinating stories. It is not only a look back on games gone by but an exciting journey through the past, what makes these 30 men tick and what got them to that stage of their footballing career,” David said.
Former stars featured include Mick O’Dwyer, Dr Sean Murphy, Mikey Sheehy, Eoin Liston, Jack O’Shea, the Ó Sé brothers, Seamus Moynihan, Dara Ó Cinnéide and Kieran Donaghy.