Over the past twenty-one years, Sportsfile’s ‘A Season of Sundays’ has become an eagerly awaited GAA tradition, marking the end of each season with a stunning collection of images. The book is available online now and in book stores nationwide and makes an ideal gift for the GAA fan.
To enter, please answer the following question — Who captained Galway to All-Ireland senior glory in 2017?” and pop the answer on a postcard to Season of Sundays Competition, the Galway Advertiser, Eyre Square, Galway.
Now in its twenty-first year of publication, A Season of Sundays 2017 embraces the very heart and soul of Ireland’s national games as captured by the award-winning team of photographers at Sportsfile.
This year’s instalment captures some fantastic moments from Galway as well charting the highs and lows of the GAA season in another bright and absorbing look back at the year. In 2017, we were treated to some thrilling football matches across both the leagues and the championship which culminated in an All-Ireland final for the ages that saw Dublin defeat Mayo to retain the Sam Maguire for a third straight season. It wasn’t an easy road to the final for Mayo as they were knocked out of the Connacht Championship in the semi-final stage before the victors that day, Galway, were rocked by Roscommon who claimed their first championship in seven years.
Speaking at the launch, the book’s creator Ray McManus said: “A Season of Sundays is Sportsfile’s brainchild since 1996, and to see it mark its 21st birthday is special for the whole team to celebrate. Since its inception, the book has captured some truly fantastic moments in each of those seasons and 2017 was no different. I would like to thank all of my dedicated photographers for their fantastic work throughout the year, and of course the GAA community for making it such a thrilling season – one we won’t forget here at Sportsfile.”
With text by Alan Milton, it is a treasured record of the 2017 GAA season to be savoured and enjoyed by players, spectators and enthusiasts everywhere. It would make the perfect Christmas gift for any GAA fan, retailing at €24.95 from bookstores nationwide and online at www.sportsfile.com