Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh’s book ‘The Story of Croke Park’ is a fascinating book about the history, wins and losses in Irelands G.A.A! The book is about many of the well-known players in G.A.A., the sad and happy events and it has a selection of interesting facts about Irish G.A.A.
My absolute favourite part about this book was that even if you disliked G.A.A. you could still enjoy the history of the sport. My other favourite part was the game with Dublin and Kerry playing against each other.
The illustrations in this book were extravagant, they looked as if the illustrator had spent hours on each and every little hurl.
My rating for this book would be a 8/10. I think that the book would interest children over the age of 10 years and would also interest teenagers.
I am not a big fan of sports but I love to watch people play but I still really enjoyed reading this book. There was a lot of facts and history in the book about G.A.A.!
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh wrote this book and the title of the book is The Story of Croke Park. This book is really about the history of GAA and Croke Park and the matches they have played.
My favourite parts are pages 24 and 25 because I like the facts and the lovely picture.
The illustrations are really nice because young kids who like GAA but can’t read can look at the illustrations and still understand what’s happening.
I personally think this book is for people who are into sport and history.
I rate this book a 8/10 because it was a brilliant book but I’m not really interested in this type of book.
I think it wouldn’t interest people not into sport but some people may like the illustrations.
Both pupils from 6th Class, St. Catherine’s Senior School, Cabra, Dublin 7.
“The Story of Croke Park” by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and illustrated by Graham Corcoran, published by O’Brien Press, is now on sale for €16.99 (H/B)
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review