Book Launch Kilmacud Crokes this Thursday

Title:   Victory Loves Preparation

Author:   Emmet Ryan

Launch:   Kilmacud Crokes, Thursday Nov 28th at 8 pm

"There's a massive shift in Irish sport - and a welcome one - to forensic analysis of why and how things happened as opposed to a simple retelling of what happened. Emmet Ryan is undoubtedly part of that movement," - Ger Gilroy, Off the Ball.

How did Jim Gavin solve James Horan? Can a 600 year old battle really be relevant to the past summer's championship? What drove Ballymun Kickhams and St Brigid's of Kiltoom to new heights? Emmet Ryan's sequel to Tactics not Passion answers these questions with a look back at how strategy shaped a year in Gaelic Football. From junior finals to the chase for the Sam Maguire, Victory Loves Preparation examines the evolution of tactics in the modern game.

If anyone can't make the launch but wants the book they can either order it here  or they can email Emmet at or call him  on 087 6206767.