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  • Northside East

Another thrilling GAA season perfectly captured by Sportsfile    

Sunday, 2nd December, 2018 4:00pm
Another thrilling GAA season perfectly captured by Sportsfile    

THREE’S COMPANY: Dublin trio of Niamh Collins, Sinéad Finnegan and Amy Connolly celebrate after their victory over Cork in the All-Ireland Ladies’ Football Final. PHOTO: A SEASON OF SUndayS/sportsfile

Another thrilling GAA season perfectly captured by Sportsfile    

THREE’S COMPANY: Dublin trio of Niamh Collins, Sinéad Finnegan and Amy Connolly celebrate after their victory over Cork in the All-Ireland Ladies’ Football Final. PHOTO: A SEASON OF SUndayS/sportsfile

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ON the back of an emotional rollercoaster of a GAA season, Sportsfile has launched its 22nd annual.

In a year that saw Jim Gavin’s Dublin win their fourth All-Ireland in a row in football and the Limerick hurlers get their hands on the Liam McCarthy Cup after a 45 year wait, the eagerly anticipated ‘A Season of Sundays’ looks back at all the memories throughout the year.

The 156-page hardback ‘coffee table’ book has in excess of 275 images of the 2018 Gaelic Games year from the talented team of Sportsfile photographers, with text by Alan Milton from the GAA. 

This year’s instalment captures the highs and lows of the GAA in another bright and absorbing season which includes images from Dublin. 

In 2018 GAA fans were treated to what was arguably one of the best hurling championships in recent times. 

The revised structure resulted in more thrilling games and talking points for the duration of the summer with Limerick ultimately emerging as leaders of the pack. 

 In the football, there was no stopping Jim Gavin’s Dublin as their strength and depth kept them on track to compete for a historic five-in-a-row in 2019. 

Sportsfile was also on hand to capture Sinéad Aherne lift the Brendan Martin Cup as Dublin reclaimed their title in front of a record-breaking crowd at the Ladies’ Gaelic Football Final, while in Camogie, Cork overcome Kilkenny by one point to bring the O’Duffy Cup back to Leeside.

Last year’s edition of ‘A Season of Sundays’ was recently nominated for a ‘SPORTEL Award’ which was presented at the annual SPORTELMonaco Convention in Monaco.  

Known as the ‘Golden Podium Awards’ - the trophies are presented in an international competition that rewards the most outstanding sports images of the year.

Speaking at the launch, the book’s creator Ray McManus said: “The GAA season never fails to deliver and once again I am proud of the collection my team at Sportsfile has assembled. 

“Across all codes and competitions, we have captured some truly remarkable moments and it is a privilege to unveil them in our book each year.”

GAA President John Horan said: "I heartily congratulate Ray and the Sportsfile team who never fail to reach the high standards they have set for themselves. 

“It's a yearly image-driven treasure trove and I am delighted as GAA President to welcome its arrival on the shelves as another memorable year starts to wind down.”

•’A Season of Sundays’ retails at €24.95 and is available now at bookstores nationwide and online at www.sportsfile.com

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. There is raw emotion in the meeting of former Dublin defender Noel McCaffrey and his son Jack after Dublin’s fourth consecutive All-Ireland triumph. PHOTO: A SEASON OF SUNDAYs

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