ALL ON THE LINE
Published : Thursday 3 November 2022
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A unique and fascinating glimpse into the game of hurling and the passion, commitment and sacrifice it takes to be at the top of your game.
Padraic Maher is one of the greatest hurlers of his generation and an icon in his beloved Tipperary. Winner of three All-Ireland senior hurling medals and six All-Star awards, Maher was one of Tipperary's key men for over a decade -- detailed to mark some of the biggest names in the history of the game -- while with his club, Thurles Sarsfields, he ignited a revival that led to seven county titles. Born into a passionate GAA family, hurling was Maher's life. Until, in early 2022, he was forced into a shock early retirement. Here in All on the Line, he looks at the events leading up to the injury that ended his career and takes us back through his life and playing career to give an honest and down-to-earth account of the sport, the club and the county that means so much to him. From being a central figure in the great Tipperary-Kilkenny rivalry, to the unforgettable trilogy of Tipperary-Galway All-Ireland semi-finals, to his side of one of the most famous tackles in hurling, along with the personal challenges he has faced along the way, All on the Line gives an unforgettable insight into the commitment it takes to be a GAA player in modern Ireland, and the passion this great hurler holds for his club and county.