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Kings for a Day

Kings for a Day

The Story of Armagh and their 2002 Journey to Sam Maguire

22 September, 2002 is a date engrained in the mind of every Armagh fan, as the Sam Maguire was lifted in front of a sea of orange and white for the first time. Twenty years on, Orchard stars, fans and opponents all contribute to paint a vivid picture of the day that Armagh were Kings for a Day.

Hardback: €19.99
Hardback: 256 pages
Size:228x155 mm
ISBN: 9781788492980

E-Book (ePub): €9.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781788494045

Category: Northern Ireland, Sport

22 September, 2002 is a date engrained in the mind of every Armagh fan. At Croke Park for the first time ever, the Sam Maguire was lifted in front of a sea of orange and white and the celebrations continued for months. Twenty years on, the story of that famous day is revisited and examined and the reasons for their ascent are detailed by those at the heart of the journey. Orchard stars, fans and opponents all contribute to paint a vivid picture of the day that Armagh were Kings for a Day.

Kings for a Day is a book to celebrate that success but also to give readers a new and exciting insight on what exactly happened inside the tight-knit dressing room that took Armagh from also-rans to All-Ireland champions.

 

Niall McCoy

Hailing from Dromintee at the foot of Slieve Gullion in County Armagh, Niall McCoy is a writer, journalist and sports enthusiast. He has worked for RTÉ, the Irish News and Gaelic Life, and is a regular contributor to other media outlets.

A life-long Armagh fan thanks to the influence of his father Desy and uncles, Niall has followed the highs and lows of his beloved Orchard County, and is looking forward to their second All-Ireland win.

A fine record of a really important All-Ireland

 

Michael Foley

an important book ... do yourself a favour and trip down memory lane   

Belfast Telegraph

the perfect way to relive it all

Irish News

Armagh’s 2002 success has been well-documented, but McCoy’s book delves deeper into the backstory and shines a light on some characters whose stories aren’t as well-known

Belfast Live
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