“The Pursuit of Perfection” – The Life, Death & Legacy of Cormac McAnallen

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There is no question that 2nd March 2004 was a most defining day in the history of Gaelic games in County Tyrone, the day that the O’Neill County lost one of its greatest ever young Gaels.

Cormac McAnallen was surely one of the finest exponents of Gaelic football we have seen in the County and his phenomenal exploits from a very young age saw him achieve a legacy that few will ever forget.

Cormac McAnallen with the Sam Maguire Cup in 2003

Cormac’s well-known brother, Donal, has now penned a hugely anticipated book on Cormac’s life entitled “The Pursuit of Perfection” – The Life, Death & Legacy of Cormac McAnallen, and this week will see the launch of that book to the public.

The book states…

“In 2001, Cormac McAnallen was voted Young Footballer of the Year. In 2003, he helped Tyrone to its first-ever All Ireland Championship win, and was named an All-Star. He was, by any measure, one of the best and most promising young footballers in Ireland”.

“In The Pursuit of Perfection, Donal McAnallen draws upon Cormac’s diaries and frank self-assessments, and his own memories of their experiences, to create a remarkable portrait of a young sportsman’s mindset and methods. It is both one of the most remarkable GAA books ever written and – in its intimacy and depth – a book that transcends Gaelic games.”

The book will be launched as follows:

  • Thursday 7th September, 6.30pm, in Easons, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin. Lau8nched by Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh
  • in Eglish on Friday 8th September, 8 pm, CLG An Eaglais. Launched by Peter Canavan.
  • in Garvaghey on Sunday 10th September
  • in Belfast on Wednesday 13th September.

Click Here for Cormac Trust Official Facebook Page for further updates

We certainly look forward to it…

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