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9781909718159
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Following the success of his book My Part of the Day, first published in 1981, Peter Byrne's second collection of stories, From the Press Box, provides fitting testimony to the most successful era in the history of Irish sport. From Gaelic Games and rugby to football and athletics, this book straddles the broad spectrum of sport as Byrne renews acquaintances with many of the personalities and places he got to know in a long career in search of the big story. A treasure trove of memories, recalled in a style to recreate the marvel of the moment, will ensure endless hours of enjoyment for both dedicated sports lovers and those who have monitored the outstanding achievements of Irish men and women from afar. Book jacket., In From the Press Box , Peter Byrne gives the reader a ringside seat to the key sporting clashes of the past seventy years, beginning with the Republic of Ireland's historic match against England at Dalymount Park in 1948 (which was followed by a state reception for the England team, hosted by Taoiseach Eamon de Valera) and ending with the crowning of Kilkenny as All-Ireland hurling champions in 2012. Byrne writes superbly on all of Ireland's sporting heroes of recent times, including greats such as Ronnie Delaney, Roy Keane and Brian O'Driscoll. All the major sports are covered, from Gaelic football, hurling and soccer to athletics, rugby and cricket. Relive the high points of Ireland's sporting history in the presence of one of this country's master sportswriters, a forty-year veteran of the Irish Times who was also a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the News of the World . From the Press Box features a foreword by legendary distance runner Sonia O'Sullivan., Peter Byrne gives the reader a ringside seat to the key sporting clashes of the past seventy years, beginning with the Republic of Ireland's historic match against England at Dalymount Park in 1948 (which was followed by a state reception for the England team, hosted by Irish Prime Minister Eamon de Valera) and ending with the crowning of Kilkenny as All-Ireland hurling champions in 2012. Byrne writes superbly on all of Ireland's sporting heroes of recent times, including greats such as Ronnie Delaney, Roy Keane and Brian O'Driscoll.

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