Breaking: Thurles Sarsfields history book captures national award

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Liam O'Donnchu pictured second from left has been rewarded for his fine work with a McNamee Award.

McNamee Award for Best GAA club publication for the book penned by Liam O'Donnchu.

GAA headquarters at Croke Park have recently announced that Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story Volume 1, by Liam Ó Donnchú, has been selected as recipient of the 2017 GAA MacNamee Award in the category - Best GAA Club Publication.

New GAA president, Seán Ó hOráin will present these prestigious awards at a glittering function in Croke Park at the end of March.

The book, which was launched in November by former Tipperary and Sarsfields hurler Tony Wall, details the fortunes of the club at the birthplace of the GAA from the earliest times to 1959.

Liam has been involved in GAA communications in Tipperary for many years. His work with GAA programmes at Semple Stadium and the annual production of Tipperary GAA Yearbook has received recognition nationally in the past. In 2015 he published Tom Semple and The Thurles Blues.

Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story Volume 1 is available in local bookshops.

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