The GAA Museum Book Club choice for June is 'Boy Wonder' by Dave Hannigan.
The GAA Museum Book Club choice for June is 'Boy Wonder' by Dave Hannigan.

GAA Museum Book Club June Book: Boy Wonder by Dave Hannigan


The GAA Museum Book Club choice for June is Boy Wonder by Dave Hannigan. This is the first memoir choice for the Book Club and it’s a touching account of a 1980s Irish childhood lived through the prism of sport.

Boy Wonder is a collage of Hannigan’s personal memories of standing on pitches, sidelines and in stands. The book deals with tough lessons learned on the parish field, the politics of afterschool football and the euphoria of a trip to Croke Park. It’s a poignant comic memoir about family, sports and the rites of passage that shape every childhood.

Cork native Dave Hannigan is a professor of history at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, and a columnist with the Irish Times, Evening Echo and Irish Echo. He is the author of several non-fiction books and lives in East Setauket.

Those wishing to get involved with the GAA Museum Book Club can sign up for free at www.crokepark.ie/bookclub. Each month the GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review and at the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments. The live chat with Dave Hannigan will take place at 8.30pm on Thursday July 1st.

For those who don’t own or can’t borrow a copy of the book, the GAA Museum Gift Shop is offering a 20% discount on Boy Wonder throughout June. You can purchase online at www.crokepark.ie/shop.