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The Resource In sunshine or in shadow : how boxing brought hope in the Troubles, Donald McRae

In sunshine or in shadow : how boxing brought hope in the Troubles, Donald McRae

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In sunshine or in shadow : how boxing brought hope in the Troubles
Title
In sunshine or in shadow
Title remainder
how boxing brought hope in the Troubles
Statement of responsibility
Donald McRae
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the height of the Troubles, Gerry Storey ran the Holy Family gym from the IRA's heartland territory of New Lodge in Belfast. Despite coming from a family steeped in the Republican movement, he insisted that it would be open to all. He ensured that his boxers were given a free pass by paramilitary forces on both Republican and Loyalist sides, so they could find a way out of the province's desperate situation. In the immediate aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, Storey would also visit the Maze prison twice a week to train the inmates from each community, separately. In itself, this would be a heroic story, but Storey went further than that: he became the trainer for world champion Barry McGuigan and Olympian Hugh Russell, who became one of the most famous photographers to document the Troubles
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1961-
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McRae, Donald
Dewey number
  • 796.8'3'092
  • 796.8'3'092
  • 796.8'3'092
  • 796.83092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Storey, Gerry
  • Boxing trainers
  • Boxing
  • Holy Family Boxing Club (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Political violence
  • Sport
Label
In sunshine or in shadow : how boxing brought hope in the Troubles, Donald McRae
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2019
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471163135
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471163135
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
In sunshine or in shadow : how boxing brought hope in the Troubles, Donald McRae
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2019
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471163135
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471163135
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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