GAA Confidential
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GAA Confidential
GAA Confidential
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AuthorDarragh McManus
PublisherHodder Headline Ireland
Publication date
April 2007
Media typePrint (Paperback)

GAA Confidential (Everything you never knew you wanted to know about Gaelic games) is a humorous sports book by Darragh McManus, an Irish journalist and author. It was published by Hodder Headline Ireland in April 2007.

The book takes a broad look at the Gaelic Athletic Association, and attendant Irish culture, and is divided into sections: The Introduction, The History, The Set-up, The Games, The Competitions, The Fans, The Media, The Arts & Culture, The Look, and The Other Stuff That Wouldn't Fit Anywhere Else.

GAA Confidential received generally favourable reviews on publication, including: "Perhaps the funniest, most cultured book ever written about our national sports" (Irish Independent);[1] " eclectic collection of anecdotes by an immensely talented writer" (Sunday Independent);[2] "Flip, smart, ironic and turns a miscellany, polemic, social history and work of satire" (Sunday Business Post);[3] "A book that every GAA fan should it" (;[4] "Guaranteed to raise a smile" (Sunday Tribune).[5] It was nominated for the 2007 William Hill Irish Sportsbook of the Year award.

Darragh McManus currently writes freelance for the Irish Independent and The Guardian.


  1. ^ David Coleman (2007-04-21). "OSCAR WILDE: MY GAA YEARS - Books, Entertainment". Retrieved .
  2. ^ David Coleman (2007-08-05). "Now relax, sit back, and feast your eyest". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Ness, Fiona (2007-04-15). "A sports book worth reading". Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ CrystalSoft Consulting Ltd. (2007-06-30). "'GAA Confidential' - pack it with your tay an' sangwidges". An Fear Rua. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved .
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