GAA Family Silver

The people and stories behind 101 cups and trophies
by Humphrey Kelleher


Ideal Christmas Gift for all GAA fans!

About GAA Family Silver: The GAA is family, and like all families it has its own collection of silver and colourful personalities. In GAA Family Silver Humphrey Kelleher recounts the history of these trophies and relates the life stories of the individuals and organisations they’re named after. Humphrey has focused on the GAA’s main cups and trophies – 101 of them. In exploring the men and women whose names grace the trophies, he brings us on a journey through the rich, complex history of Ireland’s largest sporting body. Above all, he has honoured the memory of all those who have devoted their lives to Irish sport.
What others say about GAA Family Silver
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
Over many centuries champions in various pursuits in Ireland were presented with laurel wreaths. The awards represented badges of excellence. In time the wreath or ‘craobh’ gave way to cups and the GAA embraced the change. It’s timely then to have this intriguing book where the stories of the fascinating personalities connected with the cups are woven with the very fabric of the GAA itself.
Jimmy Magee
Sports statisticians everywhere owe Humphrey Kelleher a huge debt of gratitude because his book is packed with details about 101 GAA trophies. I can see quiz masters scanning it avidly to find those ultra tricky questions.
Brian Carthy
As a Gaelic Games commentator, I fully appreciate any information or unusual fact that will add to the enjoyment of the listeners. I now have an excellent source book – a veritable mine of knowledge which I can draw on. Highly recommended.
Humphrey Kelleher
Humphrey Kelleher is a hurling man to the core. He managed the Dublin senior hurling team in 2004 and 2005, he was co-author of the Dublin Hurling Blueprint in 2001 and has successfully coached a number of Dublin club hurling teams. He represented his native Waterford in hurling and football at various levels but has spent most of his working life in Dublin with Bank of Ireland. Contact Humphrey (