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AIB's 'The Toughest Season' Book Stars On The Late Late Show

AIB's 'The Toughest Season' Book Stars On The Late Late Show

It has been a difficult year for all those involved in the GAA, regardless of the level you occupy. Be it underage teams, junior 'B' level, or all the way up to inter-county, there have been struggles along the way.

The circumstances of this year is something we hopefully will never have to face again, but it was inspiring to see the way many people around the country persevered.

'The Toughest Season' is a new book from Sportsfile and AIB that documents what certainly was a unique year in GAA history.

Supporting charities such as AGE NI, Alone, FoodCloud, Pieta & Soar, it documents some of the best pictures that encapsulated the spirit of GAA people around the country during this difficult period.

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If you want to purchase 'The Toughest Season' to see the full range of remarkable photos on offer, you can buy the book here.

Appearing on the Late Late Show tonight, broadcaster Damian Lawlor reflected on the year that has passed and also looked forward to supporters returning to games.

While we took a while to get used to gates being closed, and no games, and not being able to do what we always do four or five nights a week, it gave us a chance to reconnect, press pause, and deal with people in our community who needed looking after...

The GAA streamed matches and shot them all over the world. It gave people something to talk about when they met on a Thursday or a Saturday, previewing or reviewing. It was a topic of conversation for people who often had nowhere to be or nobody to meet...

Can you just imagine what it's going to be like when they do come back? It's just going to be unbelievable. Every game that we took for granted so far will not be the case anymore.

If you want to purchase 'The Toughest Season' to see the full range of remarkable photos on offer, you can buy the book here.

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Gary Connaughton

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