The famous baseball cap belonging to Brian Cody, now a former senior Kilkenny manager, is being discussed in a talk at this year’s Red Line Festival in Dublin.
Although not the only topic of conversation, it will be part of a session on the history of the GAA in 100 objects, “providing a new perspective on the GAA through a range of objects from museums, pubs and private collections. . Whether it was the well-worn Glanbia cap or a black Kilkenny GAA hat, headgear was an integral part of Cody’s 24-season reign over the Cats.
Siobhán Doyle leads the session at Tallaght Stadium, discussing everything from Michael Cusack’s blackthorn stick to Brian Cody’s baseball cap, to create a story of the GAA that also functions as a story of Ireland and its people . His new book, A history of the GAA in 100 objects is due out next month on Merrion Press.
It’s all part of this year’s Red Line festival, which focuses on sports and wellness events this year.
Other interventions include author Jonathan Wilson, his biography on the life and times of Bobby and Jack Charlton, while FAI’s Gareth Maher and RTÉ’s George Hamilton will examine thirty years of Irish footballers in the Premier League, with the ideas of Seamus Coleman, John O’Shea. , Niall Quinn, Shay Given and more.
The Red Line Festival is produced by South Dublin Libraries and Arts of South Dublin County Council and offers a program of events and workshops across six different strands: Literature, Sport and Wellbeing, Music and Performance as Gaeilge, Crime and horror and family.
The festival appeals to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults, casual readers to bookworms. See www.redlinefestival.ie for the full schedule of events taking place at all venues.