Throughout the touring team's history, the heroes of Irish rugby have been at the heart of the Lions' finest hours. In "Lions of Ireland, " these greats tell their stories of life on some of the longest, hardest roads in sport. Those featured include world-class players and characters who have contributed to Lions folklore, such as Karl Mullen, Jack Kyle, Fergus Slattery, Tom Kiernan, Mike Gibson, and Syd Millar, and the account is brought up-to-date with contributions from the likes of Keith Wood. This book includes a complete reference section featuring every Irish player to have represented the Lions in Tests since the first united tour of 1910. It recalls the powerful personalities and relives the most dramatic deeds in the Lions' long history--from the 1971 groundbreaking triumph against the All Blacks and success against the odds in South Africa in 1997, to the 2005 tour of New Zealand.