The Gaelic Athletic Association GAA Was Founded In 1884 To Promote Irish Identity And Revive The Traditional Sports Of Hurling, Football And Handball After The Turn Of The Century, The GAA Became Politicized, Its Club Committees Infiltrated By Members Of The Irish Republican Brotherhood As Ireland Drifted Close To Civil War In 1914, The Irish Volunteers Drilled With Hurley Sticks In The Absence Of Guns Many Of Those Interned After The 1916 Rising Were GAA Members And The British Banned Gaelic Games After 1918 After Independence, Gaelic Games Would Play A Central Role In Nationalist Ireland Tim Pat Coogan Charts The Relationship Between Gaelic Sports And Ireland S National Struggle In The Period 1916 23 In So Doing He Writes Another Remarkable Chapter In The Many Stranded Story Of Ireland S Ascent To Nationhood.
Timothy Patrick Coogan is an Irish historical writer, broadcaster and newspaper columnist He served as editor of the Irish Press newspaper from 1968 to 1987 Today, he is best known for his popular and sometimes controversial books on aspects of modern Irish history, including The IRA, Ireland Since the Rising, On the Blanket, and biographies of Michael Collins and amon de Valera.
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- The GAA and the War of Independence
- Tim Pat Coogan
- 07 December 2017 Tim Pat Coogan