“The most fascinating GAA team of the last twenty years”
In 1996 the Cork senior hurlers suffered a record loss to Limerick in the first round of the Munster hurling championship; three years later they were All-Ireland champions. Three years after that title they were the first GAA team to go on strike; three years after that they had won two All-Ireland titles in a row.
Along the way they blazed a trail for GAA players by standing up for their rights; they revolutionised tactics in the game of hurling and they have given Irish sport some of its most unforgettable characters and moments. Through strikes and stand-offs, controversies and collisions, departures and disappointments, they have been the most fascinating GAA team of the last twenty years.
This is their story. Players, managers, selectors and backroom staff involved with Cork for the last decade have co-operated with journalist Michael Moynihan to give their side of events, with some speaking out for the first time in a series of interviews conducted specifically for this book.
If you want to know what it means to be an inter-county player, this is the book you need to read.