‘Limerick G.A.A. on the Rise’, a new;y published GAA book, is the product of three months of hard work by a dedicated committee and it is being published to mark some landmark successes that Limerick G.A.A has enjoyed in 2015 and the early months of 2016.
The publication acknowledges and pays tribute to the huge strides that are being made by the various units of the G.A.A. in county in that period.
‘Limerick G.A.A. on the Rise’ captures Limerick’s march through that the Munster and All-Ireland series to ultimate under 21 hurling glory last September and the phenomenal achievement of Na Piarsaigh in finally laying the ghosts of defeat by Limerick teams in Croke Park finals and becoming the first club from the county to get hands on the Tommy Moore Cup on St. Patrick’s Day.
While they were the two headline successes featured, Limerick G.A.A. on the Rise includes much more. All clubs that won adult county championships in 2015 are featured as is the ongoing good work of Bord na nOg.
The success and continuing progress being made by Limerick camogie, ladies football and handball is featured.
There is a trip down memory lane in story and in photographs and some of the men that have been to the forefront in the county over them last decade or so give very interesting insights into their careers.
The publication takes a look at what has been a great period for the G.A.A. in the three local Third Level Colleges and also looks at the good work being done by the Post Primary sector and Ardscoil Rís’ march to Harty Cup success and to the threshold of All-Ireland glory.
A contributor has compiled the rolls of honours for the senior, intermediate and junior championships in hurling and football in the county which makes very interesting reading and will no doubt be a very useful resource in the future.
It was not possible to feature every club in the county in detail but that does not mean that the publication committee undervalued in any way the contribution that have made, it was due to the constraints of time and space.
Extending to 150 pages and generously peppered with many photographs, Limerick G.A.A. on the Rise will be available through the clubs from the publication committee and at selected outlets for just €10.