A Legendary Lily White, Jack Higgins of Naas: Lile-Bhán Finscéalach, Seán Ó hUiginn an Nás [NOOK Book]

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Jack Higgins (1903-1955) of Naas and Kildare was one of the greatest Gaelic footballers of the first half of the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He helped to develop a new, exciting, even balletic, style that attracted thousands of supporters and players to Gaelic football and helped transform it into the most popular field sport in Ireland. He led a galaxy of stars in the Naas and the Kildare county teams through their golden period in the 1920s and early 1930s. As a centre half-back on Naas, ...

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A Legendary Lily White, Jack Higgins of Naas: Lile-Bhán Finscéalach, Seán Ó hUiginn an Nás

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Overview

Jack Higgins (1903-1955) of Naas and Kildare was one of the greatest Gaelic footballers of the first half of the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He helped to develop a new, exciting, even balletic, style that attracted thousands of supporters and players to Gaelic football and helped transform it into the most popular field sport in Ireland. He led a galaxy of stars in the Naas and the Kildare county teams through their golden period in the 1920s and early 1930s. As a centre half-back on Naas, Kildare, Leinster, Army and Ireland teams he was indomitable for over a decade. His play was remarkable for the highest standard of integrity, fairness, generosity and sportsmanship. He later brought the same attributes to his work as an administrator at club, county, provincial and national levels in the GAA. His career was memorable and inspirational.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908817129
  • Publisher: Original Writing
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,321,775
  • File size: 9 MB

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Matthew Hussey’s mother was Bridget Higgins from Naas and he is originally from Cahir, Co Tipperary; played football and hurling at juvenile and minor levels and minor football for Tipperary; later while studying at UCD he played minor handball for Dublin and helped win the first intervarsity handball championship with UCD; after graduating did postgraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, then worked as a medical physicist in Glasgow before returning to work in Dublin Institute of Technology from 1975; produced many research papers and books, mostly on scientific topics, many in Irish, and including, in 2009, the GAA MacNamee award-winning MEMORIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS: 124 YEARS OF THE GAA IN CAHIR - Cuimhní agus Éachtaí: 124 Bliain den ChLG sa Chathair in the compilation of which, he assisted the great Tipperary footballer, Colm O’Flaherty of Cahir.
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Jack Higgins (1903-1955) of Naas and Kildare was one of the greatest Gaelic footballers of the first half of the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He helped to develop a new, exciting, even balletic, style that attracted thousands of supporters and players to Gaelic football and helped transform it into the most popular field sport in Ireland. He led a galaxy of stars in the Naas and the Kildare county teams through their golden period in the 1920s and early 1930s. As a centre half-back on Naas, Kildare, Leinster, Army and Ireland teams he was indomitable for over a decade. His play was remarkable for the highest standard of integrity, fairness, generosity and sportsmanship. He later brought the same attributes to his work as an administrator at club, county, provincial and national levels in the GAA. His career was memorable and inspirational.

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