The Rory’s Stories Guide to the GAA

Based on the popular Facebook page, which regularly reaches over 500,000 people, The Rory’s Stories Guide to the GAA sends up a certain kind of lad obsessed with the GAA calendar, his local club and county team above everything else.

This hilarious guide to the GAA covers it all: bleep tests; post-game hangovers; forty-way WhatsApp conversations; that lad always doing his hamstring; fair-weather Dub supporters; old men who’ve umpired every parish game since the Civil War; Marty Morrissey’s forehead; ham sandwiches; dirty corner-backs; more hangovers; impenetrable Kerry accents; weight training followed by ten pints; pretending to understand tactics; lobbing it up to the big lad; prima donna corner forwards...

Infinitely recognisable and laugh-out-loud funny, it’s the perfect gift for GAA fans.


’A must read for all GAA fans’ – Steven McDonnell, former Armagh Footballer

’Haven’t put this book down all evening’ –Marc Ó Sé, Kerry Footballer

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Publication Date

October 2017




Hardback, 256 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Books


204 x 137 mm


By Rory O'Connor

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Rory O’Connor is a stand-up comedian and the mastermind behind the Rory’s Stories Facebook page, one of the biggest social media pages in the country, boasting an audience of hundreds of thousands - an audience so large, in fact, that Rory has toured his material to sold-out shows as far afield as Australia and the Middle East.

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