Doing my thesis on the GAA and Irish Masculinity. It is an interesting topic. Reading boys like the Waterford Footballers, The Club, Donal Og's autobiography and plenty more some not related to GAA. Intend on visiting the GAA museum. Thinking of including people like Paul Galvin, Donal Og, MJ Tierney and the mort players who are high profile.I was wondering does anyone have any ideas or places I could also research!
Many thanks lads!
Cardinal O'Fiach Library in Armagh - http://www.ofiaich.ie/
It has a lot of GAA stuff in it as well as access to people who are very knowledgable.
re: Waterford: The book was tame in comparison to what it's actually like
vast majority of clubs also have histories published... know the county board in my county was compiling them..
You Must read "Hurling: The Revolution Years" by Denis Walsh
Its probably the greatest GAA book ever written. (And I've read a lot of them)
The reason its relevant is that it goes deep into how they(Clare,Wexford,Offaly & Waterford) prepared for their All Irelands, with some teams getting in a councillor.
She made the Wexford lads cry, the Offaly lads made her cry ("This **** isnt gonna work on us sweetcheeks" and so on!!)
An absolutely cracking book, one of the most insightful in the GAA.
They'd only be too glad of the attention
Just ordered the book from Amazon - £2.80 free delivery to a UK address
How ya finding it?
What exactly is your thesis on? What is the research question?
I know this is a skit but i think it sums up the link between masculinity and the GAA in a pretty funny way!
My question and area is
The GAA and Changing Constructions of Contemporary Masculinity, Role Models and Irishness.
Getting on OK about 5000 words in but if anyone has any help,tips, sites or references would be greatly appreciated.
Sounds interesting, will you be sharing it here?
Also out of curiosity are you a psychology student?