A final call is being made to GAA followers in Mayo to have their stories published in the second edition of a grassroots book on the organisation.
Last year’s publication of ‘Grassroots: Stories From The Heart Of The GAA’, proved such a success that the GAA and Ballpoint Press are collaborating in a new volume – ‘GAA Grassroots, The Second-Half’ – with a planned release this autumn.
GAA President, Larry McCarthy, who launched the first volume, said he was “delighted” a second book is being published, containing stories from the heartlands of the organisation as well as from the Irish diaspora.
The GAA’s Communications Director, Alan Milton, said the two Grassroots books would complement the work undertaken by the GAA's Oral History Project - commissioned in 2009 as part of the Association's 125th celebrations.
Stories can be submitted on any subject and from any era – from the time of British rule, through to the Civil War, The Emergency or indeed the era of ‘The Ban’ and vigilante committees set up to uncover GAA members attending or playing 'foreign games'.