Heart of Oak - The rise to Glory of Portumna G.A.A. Club
On a bitterly cold St. Patrick’s Day in 2006, Portumna’s hurlers captured the All-Ireland senior hurling club title by beating well-fancied Newtownshandrum of Cork in the final at Croke Park. In winning the Tommy Moore Cup, the biggest prize in club hurling, Portumna became the fifth Galway club to lift the trophy. They won the Cup for a second time in 2008, and in doing so this Portumna team has marked itself out as one of great club teams in Galway and in the country.
To acknowledge and celebrate these achievements, local historian, John Joe Conwell, compiled a history of the club entitled ‘Hearts of Oak’ - The rise to Glory of Portumna GAA Club. This 624-page publication gives an outline of the geographical territory represented by the Portumna GAA Club and briefly traces the origins of the game of hurling from prehistoric times to the setting up of the GAA in 1884.
The book, which contains over 600 photographs, was launched in the Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna, by former President of the GAA, Mr Joe McDonagh. The launch was followed by the presentation of All-Ireland medals to the successful Portumna team.
A copy can also be obtained by contacting the author at 090 97 41342, Mobile 087 2963803, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softback copy of John Joe Conwells book on The rise to Glory of Portumna G.A.A. Club
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