The latest copy of Blue and Navy, the Dublin GAA fanzine, will be on sale around Croker this Sunday before the All Ireland semi which sees the capital take on Donegal.
As a League of Ireland fan, there was a period when picking up fanzines was a part of my match experience, from Inchicore to awaydays too. Sadly, that culture has more or less passed on from the domestic soccer league, and fanzines aren’t so common-place.
Blue and Navy is something I pick up on occasion from Easons. Its mix of history, opinion and humour make it a good read. The latest issue has plenty of history, with pieces on the GAA career of Harry Boland, a classic 1984 Evening Press piece on ‘How To Survive On Hill 16’, a look at the ever-changing jersey of the capital and more besides.
Below are the sales locations. Be sure to pick up a copy, we need more independent media like this produced by dedicated followers of the games we love.
(sellers around Croke Park)
Luke Kelly Bridge @ Clonliffe Road East entrance
Foster Terrace for Cusack entrance
Clonliffe Road/St.James Avenue for Cusack/Hill 16 entrance
Jones Road (@ Gills Pub) for Hogan entrance
Across from Quinns pub @ Clonliffe Road West entrance
On the Hill at bar at half time
The fanzine will also be on sale (behind the bar) in the following renowned establishments;
The Bridge Tavern, Summerhill Parade, Gaffneys, Fairview and Quinns, Drumcondra Road.