The significant contribution of Garda Síochána members to the GAA are outlined in a new book to be launched next weekend.
'Guardians of the GAA' will be launched in Copper Face Jacks Nightclub in Dublin's Harcourt Street next Friday night. It has been compiled by Lismore, Co. Waterford native Brian Willoughby, who is a detective sergeant based in Mullingar, and features over 1,600 male and female members of the Gardai who have played for their counties in hurling or football at inter-county level.
The book looks at the history of the Garda GAA club in Dublin, Garda participation in the third level competitions, Gardai who have won All-Ireland medals, All Star awards and represented their country at international level. There is also an index of players and player profiles, plus over 400 photos in the book which spans over 27 chapters.