|Publisher||Hodder Headline Ireland|
|Media type||Print (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); "Hilarious...an eclectic collection of anecdotes by an immensely talented writer" (Sunday Independent); "Flip, smart, ironic and breezy...by turns a miscellany, polemic, social history and work of satire" (Sunday Business Post); "A book that every GAA fan should have...read it" (www.anfearrua.ie); "Guaranteed to raise a smile" (Sunday Tribune). It was nominated for the 2007 William Hill Irish Sportsbook of the Year award.