I will update this next time I see and speak with Joe. I normally bump into him at games and possibly even Wexford Youths v Limerick on friday night but
more likely an underage International.
I know there were a lot of unsold copies and will try and track some down.
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There are copies in Natonal Library Kildare st.Joe Dodds also wrote a book on the Leinster Senior League.
Nearest thing to a history on Munster FA is "Beyond the Picket Fences " a history of the MSL by 2 guys Galvin & Dempsey (?) who were behind the Cork City Programme a few years back.
GSPAN Please add me to the list should copies become availble.
Now this is A LONG SHOT IN THE DARK (and pretty sure the answer is a defined no !) would any one know of a history on the Connact FA ?
Dave Gavin and Gerry Desmond were the people behind that book. Also autheors of the Irish Soccer handbook from the early-mid nineties
Plunkett Carter's "A Century of Cork Soccer Memories" goes back to pre-partition, it's a fabulous book, not easy to find though. £40-60 here:
His book "From the Lodge to the Box" is slightly easier to find I think, and covers much of the same ground, but is a subset of the Century book, iirc. I paid about 15 quid for the Lodge/Box book and a fortnight later got a free copy of the Century one!
@gspain, you can add me to the list for the LFA history book if you do get some copies, thanks.
Can we not just settle on "Ireland" and "The Occupied Territories" as official names? ;-) (Please note the winking smilie before going off on one. I'm joking)
Neal Garnham's "Association Football and Society in Pre-partition Ireland" (Ulster Historical Foundatio isbn 1-903688-34-5) gives an exceptional account of the meeting in February 1923 between the IFA delegation led by Captain James Wilton and the FAI led by JF Harrison who chaired both the FAI & LFA.
Bertie O'Mahony compiled an official 75-year history of the MFA, approx 12 years ago.
As for 20 clubs in Munster in the 1920's, cf Brodie, it should be noted that the original MFA collapsed completely in 1914 at the outbreak of WWI.
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