The Ryans of Scarteen have been hunting their distinctive "Black and Tan" hounds for over three hundred years. The author, a universally loved sportsman, was Master and huntsman of this world-famous pack for a half century. In this warmly personal autobiography, he introduces his ancestors -a who's who of Ireland's great families- and recounts his own sporting life.
Thadeus "Thady" Ryan is Master of Foxhounds of the Scarteen in County Limerick, Ireland. He served as Chef d'Equipe of the Irish 3-day Olympic teams and served his government as its designated sporting ambassador. He has retired to his wife's homeland of New Zealand.