The Heart and Soul of Kerry Football

The Heart and Soul of Kerry Football

Weeshie Fogarty's love of Kerry Gaelic Football has been lifelong. In this book he puts it all under the microscope - the different eras, styles and personalities, as well as picking his personal top Kerry fifteen ever.

Hardback: €19.99
Hardback: 256 pages
Size:228x155 mm
ISBN: 9781847178275

E-Book (ePub): €11.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781847178978

Category: Sport

Why has Kerry, in the rugged south-west, won more All-Ireland Gaelic football championships than any other county? It’s a fascinating question, and The Heart & Soul of Kerry Football provides plenty of answers.

Weeshie Fogarty tells stories about the great players he played with and against, Kerry’s intense rivalries and its outstanding captains. He extols the handing down of a unique tradition, and explains why the increasing profile of girls and women bodes well for the future of the sport. Weeshie also selects his all-time most skilful/classy/stylish team, which is sure to spark debate in the homes and pubs of Kerry.

Gaelic football is the very heartbeat of Irish life and culture, both in the Kingdom and beyond, and players and coaches from the most successful county have grown the sport in Ireland and internationally.

This unique book reveals the living heart and soul of Kerry football.

Weeshie Fogarty (decd.)

One of Ireland's best-known sports broadcasters, Weeshie Fogarty was a true sports fan. An All Ireland winning player for Kerry, and referee at the highest level, he also represented Ireland at all levels in basketball. His Terrace Talk programme on Radio Kerry had a fanatical following. Weeshie died in 2018.

there has never been much about Kerry football that Weeshie doesn’t know, and it shows

Kerry’s Eye

plenty to recommend … well-written

Gaelic Life Magazine

a concise exploration of Kerry footballing culture past and present by one of the county’s top commentators and personalities

Irish Independent

a nugget-filled dance through Kerry’s history by the legendary broadcaster

Irish Times

recommended reading for anyone interested in the Kerry football story

Killarney Advertiser

getting stuck into a copy of Weeshie Fogarty’s new book – The Heart & Soul of Kerry Football – less than 48 hrs after another heart-breaking defeat to Dublin, proved just the sort of tonic I needed

The Kerryman

Many great books have been written over the years that skim the surface of what exactly makes Kerry Football tick. But Weeshie’s narrative proves that he, perhaps, has come closer than most to finding out ... this book is a great opportunity to sit back and remind yourself again of why exactly Kerry is still, and always will be, the greatest footballing county in Ireland. All is not lost, far from it in fact.

The Kerryman

promises to be one of the finest insights into a GAA culture to ever grace the bookshelves and is most certainly worthy of every sporting book list this coming Autumn

a very aptly named book, packed with references and observations from someone who very accurately reflects the reality in the title … I have no hesitation in strongly recommending it

Kerry’s Eye
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