This is the Life book
Ciaran Murphy Author This is the Life

This is the Life BOOK

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GAA Museum Book Club Book of the Month for December/January

This is the Life

By Ciarán Murphy 

Published by Penguin

Rather than focusing on the greatest players or intercounty teams, 'This is the Life' focuses on the the other 99 percent! It is a witty and provocative look at grassroots GAA by a pundit who is also a passionate club player. 

This is the Life takes a looks at the plight of clubs that are losing their players to big cities, and examines a world in which it’s normal to cheer on your county’s star players but then tog out alongside or against them in a club game. The book also reflects on what it feels like to take to the field with your friends and neighbours and to try to squeeze one more year out of your ageing body!

Ciarán Murphy is an acclaimed podcaster with Second Captains and a columnist with the Irish Times. In his own words he is an ‘ageing Gaelic footballer’ originally with Milltown in Co. Galway and latterly with Templeogue Synge Street in Dublin. This is the Life is his first book.

GAA Museum Book Club

This is the Life was the choice of the GAA Museum Book Club for December 2023/January 2024.  Watch author Ciarán Murphy with the GAA Museum team here.

Each month the GAA Museum team choose a well-known GAA book to read and review.  An interview with the author is released at the end of the month.  To find out more about the GAA Museum Book Club and how you can become a member, click here.