RUANAIDH The Story of Art Rooney and His Clan

RUANAIDH The Story of Art Rooney and His Clan

by Arthur J. Rooney, Jr., Roy McHugh

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Part memoir, part anecdotal history...
...of Pittsburgh's North Side, where the author grew up, and part football book, "Ruanaidh" follows to its conclusion the extraordinary life of Art Rooney, Sr. - the Chief. The strange-looking title (pronounced Ru-ah-nee) is the Gaelic word for Rooney. Candid personality portraits of almost everybody in the Chief's wide orbit are mingled with tales from Art Rooney, Jr's own high school and college football-playing days, from his time as a failed drama student in New York, from his six months of boot camp training with the Marines, and from his subsequent career as personnel director of his father's football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013015296
Publisher: RUANAIDH
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 483
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Art Rooney, Jr. is the second son of Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. The Chief, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club.
Art, Jr. and his four brothers grew up on the North Side of Pittsburgh. All were educated in the Catholic schools and graduated from North Catholic High School. Art, Jr. graduated from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA with a degree in history and later studied drama at Carnegie Tech and in New York City. After completing his military service with the United States Marine Corp Reserves he began work within the Steelers organization. He became the scouting director and worked in that department during the formation of the great Super Bowl teams of the 1970s. Art married Kathleen (Kay) Kumer 46 years ago. They have four children, Art, III, Karen, Mike and Susan, and six grandchildren. Kay and Art, Jr. reside in Mt. Lebanon, PA.

Roy McHugh
The spare elegance of supreme craftsmanship marked Roy McHugh's column writing for the Pittsburgh Press in the second half of the 20th century. McHugh is a native of Iowa and graduate of Coe College, where he cultivated a love of both sports and language. McHugh became both sports editor and columnist-at-large during the City of Champions era in Pittsburgh's distinguished sports history. None of the heroes of that era were any more distinguished than the quiet, meticulous columnist who chronicled their triumphs and foibles. He traveled with Muhammad Ali, contributed with distinction to national magazines, and his humanity and insight was indispensable to the dozens of American journalists who have examined the life and death of Roberto Clemente, Art Rooney, Sr., Billy Conn, and many more.

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BillyMcCaskey4 More than 1 year ago
Ruanaidh is simply an amazing book. The author Art Rooney Jr writes in a way that you feel like he is sitting with you you telling you in person all these amazing stories of Pittsburgh's history, the Steelers, and horse racing. If you enjoyed the works of Frank McCourt and Michael Patrick MacDonald you will enjoy Mr. Rooney's work. This is another book in a long proud tradition of Irish american authors that must be read. Unlike the other authors though this book is not as bleak or depressing because the Rooney family managed to succeed in life where as other families were not as fourtunate. I would highly reccomend this book if you are a football fan, or a horse fan, from Pittsburgh, or just simply like great writing!!!