101 Great Irish Rugby Moments


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101 Great Irish Rugby Moments is a unique celebration of the most significant moments of the sport from the 1940s to the present day: Munster’s historic win over the All-Blacks; Ulster win the European Cup; Connacht win the Pro 12; Leinster’s unique European double; The Irish ladies’ win the Grand Slam, Ireland beat the All-Blacks twice; Grand Slam wins and many more great epic days Based on exclusive, engrossing and entertaining interviews with the great and the good of Irish rugby including Mick Galwey, Ciaran Fitzgerald, David Humphreys, Brian O’Driscoll and Ronan O’Gara and many, many more who offer unique perspectives on their human and sporting dramas and a plethora of amusing anecdotes. The result offers remarkable insights into the myriad of controversies, epic matches, thrilling contests and pivotal events on and off the field which shaped these great moments.

Product Details


Published: 3rd February 2020
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 368+8pp plate section pages
ISBN: 9781785303012


Published: 1st August 2019
Format: Paperback 234x156mm
Extent: 368 pages
ISBN: 9781785302534


John Scally is a lecturer in Trinity College, but in his spare time is a writer and broadcaster. Since 1992 he has written 40 books with cumulative sales of over 150,000 copies. He is the author of the biggest selling GAA book in Ireland, Raising the Banner: The Biography of Ger Loughnane, and for a few years his biography of Tony Ward was the biggest selling rugby book in Ireland.


‘This is a love story filled with wonder, admiration and enchantment for the great moments of Irish rugby.’ – Tony Ward

‘The legendary Mike Gibson, once eloquently wrote that ‘rugby is like love, it is a game of touch and of feel and of instinct.’ I have no doubt that John Scally has written this book with those same qualities of love, touch, feel and instinct. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.’ – Ollie Campbell

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