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The Rattler Byrne Book Launch

"The Rattler," Book is available from bookstores

A new book celebrating the life story of former Tipperary hurling legend, Mickey ‘The Rattler ‘ Byrne, will be launched here in Thurles tonight.

Mickey Byrne won five All Ireland Senior Hurling Medals, seven National League Medals and a record 14 Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship medals with Thurles Sarsfields.

Pic. shows: B/R – L-R:-  L. Carroll, S. Cantwell, D. Kinane, P. Stakelum.
F/R – L-R:-  S. Quinlan, M. ‘Rattler ‘ Byrne, P. Lyons.

Mickey Byrne was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, in 1923 and was educated locally, attending Thurles CBS where his hurling skills were first developed.
Mickey first tasted success as a hurler when he won a Dean Ryan Cup medal, in 1939. Later, his hurling skill, his wit and athletic achievements would elevate him to be one of the great legendary figures of the world of Gaeldom.

The book entitled “The Rattler,” which has been penned by retired Tipperary Star former editor Mr Michael Dundon, will be launched by former RTE games commentator and Co Kerry native Mícheál O’ Muircheartaigh.

The launch takes places in the Anner Hotel, Thurles tonight at 8pm, at which ‘The Rattler ‘ will be present as guest of honour.


6 comments to The Rattler Byrne Book Launch

  • Best of luck Paul,Dixie,Sean and to your Dad……………..sorry I wont make it.Have a great session and play great Music

    Theresa Larkin x

  • Louise Harney

    Hi there,
    I am trying to get a copy of The Rattler – the Micky Byrnes story but I ordered from Amazon but they are out of stock as are Bookworms in Thurles.
    Any idea where I could order a copy online from ?
    Or where would stock it?
    Thank you,

  • Hi, Can anyone out there help Louise? She is looking for a copy of The Rattler

  • Barbara Normoyle

    I am looking for a copy of the Mickey Byrne book. (New or Used.)

  • Hi Barbara.
    The book you seek is titled “The Rattler,” (Mickey Byrne Tipperary Hurling Legend), written by Michael Dundon & Byrne Family.
    Try contacting Bookworm
    Anyone out there finished with their copy? If so please contact us here on Thurles.Info and we will contact Barbara.

  • Barbara Normoyle

    Thanks for the call out for the book.I am asking on behalf of a real hurling fan. I tried all the usual places in Cork where I live, e.g. Easons, Waterstones and small book shops. It’s no longer available. Googling led me here so if anyone in the Thurles area who got the book has finished with it, I would gladly pay them for it with thanks. Please Email me with any info. Was hoping to get it as a christmas present for him.

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