"The Irish Times Sporting Year 2001
This is the book that every Irish sports fan has been waiting for: a review of the sporting year from the finest sports department in the country. 'The Irish Times' sports writers recall all the top moments in 2001 in all the major sports. Their reports, analysis and features are supplemented by over 200 outstanding photographs. Relive the thrills of the football and hurling championships; the triumphs of Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Martin O'Neill's newly revived Celtic; the highs and lows of the Six Nations' championship and the Lions tour; the Total Golf coverage for which the paper is famous; Wimbledon; Formula One; all the racing; sports events great and small. The Irish Times' Sporting Year 2001 also features short snippets, some hilarious, some poignant, some sad that touch on the more intimate moments in the sporting year. And, of course, there are the quotes: "I got fed up wriggling around in my shorts looking for my balls" (Andre Agassi on his less baggy shorts). "He should sign a new, long contract with United, persuade his missus to have a few more bairns and while he's at it, he should guide Posh in the direction of a singing coach because she's nowhere near as good at her job as her husband." (Brian Clough on You-Know-Who). "We were getting to know each other?" (All-Black captain Todd Blackadder after a 30-man brawl against Italy).
- 0717133370 (ISBN-10)
- 9780717133376 (ISBN)