Archive for December, 2008


RUANAIDH – (RU-AH-NEE) is the Gaelic spelling for Rooney.


Part memoir, part anecdotal history of Pittsburgh’s North Side, where the author grew up, and part football book, “Ruanaidh” follows to its conclusion the extraordinary life of Art Rooney, Sr. – the Chief. The strange-looking title (pronounced Ru-ah-nee) is the Gaelic word for Rooney.

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Candid personality portraits of almost everybody in the Chief’s wide orbit are mingled with tales from Art Rooney, Jr’s own high school and college football-playing days, from his time as a failed drama student in New York, from his six months of boot camp training with the Marines, and from his subsequent career as personnel director of his father’s football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The book has been receiving rave reviews – before it has even hit the book stores!

Steel City Hobbies will have this book on sale in the near future – before any other book store. Be sure to get a copy of the 1st printing! Contact SCH about pre-ordering to reserve your book!