Tuesday August 4, 2020

How GAA played foul against a president

The GAA v Douglas Hyde by Cormac Moore. Collins Press, €15. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

24th March, 2013
Douglas Hyde, first president of Ireland: not always treated with the dignity his office deserved.

The GAA v Douglas Hyde by Cormac Moore


Poor old Douglas Hyde: everyone respected him, but after independence no one knew what to do with him. Hyde was an inspired choice to become Ireland's first president in 1938.

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