Great Irish Sports Stars

The lives of Ireland's sporting heroes, from their childhood as junior players and sports fans right up to the height of their success, told for a young audience. Easy to read, gripping and engaging, they show children what it takes to get to the top!

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Colm 'Gooch' Cooper

Great Irish Sports Stars

Follow Colm from his days as a tiny, freckle-faced kid – the youngest of seven in a GAA-mad family from Killarney – all the way to Croke Park, where he won five All-Ireland titles. They all said was too small and weak to play for Kerry, but he became one of the greatest Gaelic footballers ever.

Cora Staunton

Great Irish Sports Stars

Cora Staunton is an elite sportswoman: a trailblazer in the Australian Football League, and a hero in her native Mayo for her gaelic football skills. But it’s been a long and eventful road for Cora. Discover how a girl playing with under-12 boys became a living legend.

Sonia O'Sullivan

Great Irish Sports Stars

Follow Sonia O’Sullivan through the highs and lows of a running career that took her all the way to the Olympic Games. The story of one of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes.

Shay Given

Great Irish Sports Stars

The inspiration behind many of Ireland's greatest days, Shay Given earned 134 caps for his country and played in goal for Ireland for 20 years! Follow Shay Given through the highs and lows of a football career, playing in the Premier League, European Championships and the World Cup. The story of one of Ireland’s greatest ever footballers.

Jason Sherlock

Great Irish Sports Stars

The inspiring story of how a boy from Dublin's northside found strength in his difference to become a gaelic football great. Choosing GAA over basketball, soccer and hurling, "Jayo" inspired a generation of fans and players. He went on to be a key member of Jim Gavin's 5-in-a-row backroom team.