Paul Rouse is an academic, a sportsman and a writer. He is a director of the Century Ireland project and editor of historyhub.ie. Paul also played football for his home county of Offaly, and, in 2018, was given the (temporary) job of managing the county football team. He is Ireland’s foremost sports historian, with a number of books and articles to his credit, including The GAA, a People’s History with Mark Duncan and Mike Cronin. His most recent publication is The Hurlers: The First All Ireland Championship and the Making of Modern Hurling.