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'A Season of Sundays' launched for 2012

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

One of the most eagerly awaited annual GAA books, A Season of Sundays, sponsored by Carroll’s, was launched yesterday by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill, in Dublin’s Croke Park Hotel in front of a host players and members of the GAA fraternity. Celebrating its 16th year, Sportsfile has once again produced another stunning collection of images that capture the 2012 GAA All-Ireland season from start to finish.

Each year Ray McManus and his team of award-winning photographers capture the highlights, lowlights and off-beat moments that make each year’s A Season of Sundays an original and memorable keepsake. The book is enhanced by GAA Communications Manager, Alan Milton’s perceptive caption-writing. It would make the perfect Christmas gift for any GAA enthusiast, retailing at €29.95 from bookstores nationwide and online at

This year’s book brings to life the spectacular journey which saw Donegal produce one of the most impressive runs in recent times to take the All-Ireland Football Championship along with the Joe Canning and Henry Shefflin duel which eventually saw Kilkenny emerge with the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The coffee-table collection of images also pictures the Wexford Ladies stunning performance in the All-Ireland Camogie Final victory over Cork and a host of other moments.

The book’s creator, Ray McManus from Sportsfile comments; “I am delighted to launch the 16th edition of A Season of Sundays. While we capture the most memorable moments of the season, we also bring to life this season’s GAA moments that might not be front of mind, making the book a unique and entertaining account of another great GAA season.”

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill added; “The publication of another edition of 'A Season of Sundays' confirms for us all that another year in the life of the GAA has come and gone and thankfully we have some fantastic images to remember it by. From a wintry low key entry to action at Thomas Davis GAA Club on the foothills of the Dublin mountains to the greatest stage we have to offer - Croke Park on All-Ireland final day, Ray McManus and his team capture it all and succeed in bringing it together between two covers, year in, year out. The 16th edition matches and surpasses the standards set by previous editions and I look forward to recalling what was a great year over the festive season. Go néirí libh leis!”

Deirdre O’Neill, Marketing Manager, Carroll Cuisine commented; “Carroll’s takes great pride in its local roots in the heart of Ireland and in crafting the finest Irish hams. Just like our heroic sportsmen, we’re proud to be pleasing crowds across the country with Carroll’s ham range. Carroll’s remain committed to Gaelic Games through our sponsorship of the Offaly County teams and through this very special reflection of the sporting year.”

A Season of Sundays 2012, sponsored by Carroll’s, retails at €29.95 and is now available at bookstores nationwide and online at

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