Premier Legends is the new book by Noel Dundon featuring seventeen Tipperary hurling greats.
The launch of Premier Legends was by Irish Independent Chief Sports Features Writer Vincent Hogan, a Nenagh man, and took place in St Patricks College, Thurles on Saturday December 2nd. Tipperary hurling captain Padraic Maher was also in attendance.
Every Parish in every county celebrates its sporting heroes – the exceptional men and women of distinction, who rise to extraordinary heights to inspire, inspirit and rouse their people to unprecedented nadir.
Nobody can deny that the seventeen Tipperary Hurling heroes featured in Premier Legends truly are legends of The Premier County.
Goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and those rapier sharp assassins of the forward division, come under the spotlight in this insightful anthology of Premier Legends. The lives and careers of these influential figures, who have become part of Tipperary folklore, and who command a stout portion of the country’s sporting legacy, is compelling reading for all sports enthusiasts.
From Paddy Kenny to Declan Ryan; John Leahy to Donnie Nealon; Mick Roche to Michael Cleary; John O’Donoghue to Larry Kiely; Pat Fox to Kieran Carey; and then the great Mick Burns, Theo English, Michael Maher, Sean McLoughlin, Francis Loughnane, Liam Devaney and Len Gaynor – This is a tale of achievement and success, and a delightful insight into the psyche of Tipperary’s sporting elite.
For hurling people all over, this book is a celebration of the ancient game.
For GAA people, it is a celebration of past heroes.
For Tipperary people, this book is a celebration of a glorious past.