As sure as Christmas trees in shop windows, the publication of Sportsfile’s A Season of Sundays is a marker for the end of the year drawing closer.

There is a new sponsor for this year’s publication with Mazars announced here on Sport for Business in September and they confirmed at the launch they would be on board for at least the next three years.

“Mazars is delighted to support A Season of Sundays which for many years has perfectly captured all of what is good about the GAA,” said Partner Tom O’Brien.

“Mazars has a long-standing relationship with the GAA which dates back over 100 years, so when the opportunity to partner with Ray and his Sportsfile team arose, it was a perfect fit.”

“What started out almost three decades ago as a way of capturing the images that defined a season on and off the field, the joy that is producing A Season Sundays is as fresh now as it was in our first year,” added Sportsfile boss Ray McManus.

“It is our privilege to have a touchline seat on the edge of the action, to be up close to the incredible feats of skill and stamina that are produced and to be able to tell the story of these great games and great players.”

“A Season of Sunday’s is also about capturing the connection that the games have with the people who make following their county an integral part of their sporting year. Every year there are iconic new faces and new stories, and it is our privilege to be able to capture them and I thank all of the team in Sportsfile for their excellence and commitment.”

“I would like to thank the GAA President Larry McCarthy for launching the book and also Tom O’Brien and all at Mazars for their support, without which, the project would not be possible.”

“No GAA publication is more eagerly awaited and that’s because what started out 27 years ago as a home for favourite photographs has become an integral part of our season and an institution in its own right,” said McCarthy.

“Every year, without fail, A Season of Sundays tells the stories of the highs and lows of our competitions from Castlebar to Clones, from Ruislip to Gaelic Park and from Páirc Uí Chaoimh to Páirc an Chrócaigh and everywhere in between.”

“For more years than he cares to remember, Ray McManus has been the photographic historian of the GAA, ably assisted by the talented team at Sportsfile to whom we are indebted for their support of Gaelic Games and commitment to expertly telling the story of our year frame by frame. Not only that, but they also capture in their photo essays the supporters who bring so much life and colour to our games Sunday after Sunday and Season after Season.”

It is a very special book and an ideal gift for any GAA fan. The book is available at bookstores nationwide and online at and is priced at €29.95.