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Black & Amber Glory

By Jamesie Murphy
Black and Amber Glory
by Jamesie Murphy

The poetry and songs associated with the successes of the Kilkenny Hurling Team

Many thousands of words have been written about the success story of the Kilkenny hurlers down the years but never before have those great achievements being captured in poetry and song. Now that is all about to be rectified in a new book aptly entitled, "Black and Amber Glory".

Only a couple of counties have put together their county's ballads and poems of the G.A.A between covers. Kilkenny will now present their own over 600 page volume compiled and written by Tullogher's Jamesie Murphy.

From that historic day at Deerpark in Carrick-on Suir in 1904 when Kilkenny represented by Tullaroan and captained by Jer Doheny won their first title right up to the current success in 2002, every final is covered not alone in poetry and song, but also with photographs of the winning teams.

Club ballads are featured in profusion along with tributes to individual players as well as camogie and handball.

From the legendary Jack Rochford of Threecastles, to our shining star of today, one certain D J Carey, the accolades are there captured in vivid detail by the poets of the day. Within the 600 pages are the stories of the teams in poetry and song who indeed have made All Ireland Glory for their beloved County of Kilkenny.

This publication is a must for any follower of the G.A.A but also for anyone with even a passing interest in its history. The book is now ready having being printed by the "Kilkenny People" and is on sale.

The book is available from:

  • Kilkenny Book Shop
  • Waterford Book Shop
  • Ned Sinnott in Rosbercon
  • Eileen Mullally in Listerlin
  • The Treasury in New Ross
  • Nolan's Bookshop in New Ross
  • Jamesie on 051-421151
The book costs €25 in paperback or €35 in hardback.

For further details on how to obtain your copy contact




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