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Game Changer
Cora Staunton
Cora Staunton is an
iconic figure in the
world of modern
GAA. In this ground-
breaking autobiography,
she reveals her
extraordinary journey from teenage
rookie to the highest-scoring forward
in the history of Ladies Gaelic Football.
Since making her senior inter-county
debut for Mayo at just 13 years of
age, Cora has become a feared and
respected opponent on any pitch.
Now, for the first time, she recounts the
triumphs of her career and the personal
struggles that have plagued it. In this
refreshingly candid book, Cora recalls
finding refuge in the game after the death
of her mother, but also speaks openly
about the challenges and conflicts she
and her teammates have experienced
in the under-resourced world of female
sport. She gives a fascinating insight
into her move to a professional team in
Sydney and how she coped with going
from a veteran to a newcomer overnight.
What age was Cora when she
made her inter-county debut?
The Nanny at
Number 43
Nicola Cassidy
When William D.
Thomas's wife dies in
childbirth, he places
an advertisement in
his local newspaper
seeking a nanny for his newborn
child. He is thankful when an
experienced nanny arrives at 43
Laurence Street and takes over from
his frazzled housekeeper Mrs McHugh.
Mrs McHugh confides in her bedridden
friend Betty, who has a bird's-eye view
of all the happenings on Laurence Street,
that the Nanny is not all she seems.
Betty begins her own investigation
into the mysterious woman.
When the bodies of twin babies are
discovered buried in a back garden,
by a family who have moved from
their tenement home into a country
cottage, a police investigation begins.
But it is Betty who holds the key
to discovering who the Nanny
really is ... and the reason she
came to 43 Laurence Street.
What street is Number 43 on?
Black 47
Damien Goodfellow
A gritty graphic
novel about Ireland's
Great Hunger. Jack
and his family have
been evicted by
their landlord and
given one way tickets to the USA. They
refuse to leave Ireland, unknowingly
placing themselves in grave peril. When
Jack falls in with a rebel group, his
father is killed and Jack and his family
are left to fend for themselves in a
Ireland during the famine in 1847.
This is one family's story of Ireland's
great hunger told in powerful
illustration and compelling words.
This graphic novel brings the su ering
and immediacy of the Irish Famine.
Following on from the success
of political graphic novels this
is accessible, informative and
insightful history at its best.
What year is this graphic novel based in?
Last month's book winners: ?????????
Prizes Galore
IFM has three excellent page-turners up for grabs this month:
Skellig: Experience the Extraordinary by Des Lavelle, Kilbride House by Sheila Forsey and
100 Great GAA Moments by John Scally.
To be in with a chance to win, answer the questions below and send them to:
Irish Farmers Monthly, Units 2-4 Castlecourt, Monsktown Farm, Glenageary,
Co Dublin. Answers must arrive by August 29.
Last month's book winners: ?????????
Last month's book winners: John O Meara, Nenagh, Co Tipperary Eileen O Sullivan, Blackrock Road Co Cork Eileen O Connor, Churchyard lane, Well
Road, Douglas, Co.Cork Mary Muldoon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Helen Mackey, Iskahyeen, Mu Li ord, Co. Donegal Liz Harrington, Belgooly, Kinsale,
Co. Cork Christina O'Connell, Borrigone, Askeaton, Co. Limerick Mark Murphy, Newbridge, Co. Kildare Cathal O Connor, Blackroack Road, Co.Cork
John Small, Athy, Co Kildare Frank Shanahan, Kilbeg, Bandon, Co.Cork David Murphy, Kells, Co. Meath
Don't forget to follow the Irish Farmers Monthly
Twitter feed @farmersmonthly
Who's saying what on Twitter?
A snapshot of our favourite tweets
over the past few weeks
Bruce Thompson
New wellies and new
socks, it's like the new
bed sheet feeling
with every step!
Irish Food Board
Good turn out of
farmers in Clonakilty
for the 1st Bord Bia
& @Teagasc SBLAS
farm walk this year,
with Eleanor Murphy
of Bord Bia explaining
where and how on-
farm emissions can
be reduced on sheep
and livestock farms
2019 Grassland Farmer
of the Year competition
was o cially launched
at #Moorepark19.
It recognises &
acknowledges those
farmers who are
achieving high levels
of grass utilisation in
a sustainable manner.
Find out more in the @
TeagascGrass10 weekly
update (link: http://
Macra na Feirme
Minister @
RichardbrutonTD tells
Climate Action Forum in
Thurles that a just and
fair climate transition
is planned through
the 183 Actions in the
Climate Action Plan
#SDGs #ClimateAction
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