Limerick hurling legend Richie Bennis to publish new book - A Game that Scowls and Smiles

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick hurling legend Richie Bennis to publish new book - A Game that Scowls and Smiles

Richie Bennis

LIMERICK hurling legend Richie Bennis is to publish his memoir.

Publishers Hero Books promoise "one of the greatest hurling stories ever told".

A game that scowls and smiles is due out in March 2020 with Hero Books promoting the Richie Bennis memoir as a story 'of triumph, and heartache and personal tragedy, and a courage that was never dimmed'.

The front cover of the eagerly awaited book has been made public.

"Richie Bennis is one of the true legends remaining in the game of hurling. A towering figure in Limerick GAA, he played a central role as the county won the All-Ireland title in 1973 and then he strived as hard as anyone to see the All-Ireland title return to the Treaty County," outlines the publishers summary of the Richie Bennis book.

"It was a wait of 45 years – during which time Bennis worked at grassroots hurling in the famed Patrickswell club, where he hurled into his 40s and won 10 county titles. He also led Limerick as team manager to the 2007 All-Ireland final where they lost to Kilkenny."

"In 2018, Limerick were crowned All-Ireland champions. For Richie Bennis, a long agonising wait ended. His story is one of triumph, and heartache and personal tragedy, and a courage that was never dimmed."