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Win

Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
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Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
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On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist

Michael Harding
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Michael Harding

One day in the summer of 2016, Michael Harding's wife brought an unusual gift home from Warsaw. All of a sudden, he found himself falling back into the old religious devotions of an earlier time. The meaning he had found through years of engagement with therapy began to dissolve.Here, in On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist, Harding examines the search for meaning in life which keeps him fastened to the idea of god.After many therapy sessions focused on an effort to uncover personal truth, and long solitary months on the road with a one man show, Harding is finally led to an artists' retreat in the shadow of Skellig Michael.Mixing stories from the road with dispatches from his Irish Times columns, On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist is a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.'What happens between one story and the next? That's the really interesting part. That's the space where we find bliss; where we float sometimes, suspended, and only for a brief moment. Perhaps only for a few scarce moments in an entire life.'

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Blood, Sweat and McAteer

Jason McAteer
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Jason McAteer

Former Republic of Ireland and Premier League footballer Jason McAteer shares the highs and lows from his long and colourful career ...The fighting McAteers: that's how the McAteer family of title-winning boxers were known throughout Birkenhead, across the Mersey from Liverpool. But for eleven-year-old Jason McAteer, growing up in the shadow of Liverpool FC, football became the dream. After signing with Bolton Wanderers at the age of twenty-one, the call to the international scene followed with the Republic of Ireland and, soon after, to his beloved Liverpool FC. The dream had become a reality. From his time with the Irish World Cup squad of 1994 to those tumultuous days in Saipan in 2002; on through his decision to leave Liverpool for Blackburn Rovers; his move to Sunderland, and the depression he fell into after finishing his professional career with Tranmere Rovers, Jason McAteer looks back with characteristic honesty and humour on his life - the jokes, the matches, and the personalities.This is the real Jason McAteer: a little bit bruised, a little bit battered. But still fighting.

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Me and My Mate Jeffrey

Niall Breslin
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Niall Breslin
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Rala

Patrick O'Reilly
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Patrick O'Reilly

Irish rugby as you've never seen it before -- from the man who got the job every rugby lover would love to have.'Rala has a gift for making people feel at ease and special at the same time' Paul O'ConnellPatrick 'Rala' O'Reilly has been bagman for the Irish rugby team for over twenty years. In that time he's witnessed many highs and lows. But for him rugby has always been about the people, the places and the experiences.Here, with his own inimitable wit and humour, he shares with us his unique memories of his time spent at the very centre of Irish and Lions rugby.From his early days with Terenure RFC to touring with the Lions in 2009 and 2013, to pre-match traditions, pranks, iPod playlists and his love affair with Inishbofin, he tells a behind-the-scenes story of team spirit and friendship. With anecdotes from Keith Wood, Brian O'Driscoll, Donncha O'Callaghan, Jamie Heaslip, Peter Clohessy, Paul O'Connell and others, Rala: A Life in Rugby gives us an insight into the world of rugby - as never seen before.'He's a gent, a role model ... but, most importantly, he's a great friend' Jamie Heaslip'Even when I stopped being captain, I'd find my bags in my room when I arrived at the hotel, and my laundry hanging on the back of my door. He didn't have to do that, but then there's so much that he didn't have to do, but he still did' Brian O'Driscoll

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Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle

Justine Kyle McGrath
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Justine Kyle McGrath

Jack Kyle was the rugby giant of his time, but he was also so much more than a sporting legend.Whilst he was winning a Grand Slam and touring with the Lions, Jack Kyle was also studying to be a doctor. When he retired from playing rugby - as the world's most-capped player - his sense of adventure and medical ambition led him to settle in Chingola, Zambia, where he spent the next thirty-four years of his life. For many years, he was the only medically trained surgeon in the town and so faced many challenges, not least the appearance of and devastation caused by AIDS.Written as a series of conversations with his daughter, Justine, Conversations with My Father reveals Jack Kyle as a supremely gifted rugby player, a dedicated surgeon and a gentle family man.

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The Managers

Daire Whelan
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Daire Whelan

'Brilliant. The best researched and best compiled book on the subject that's ever been printed. Fans, players and would-be managers will devour it.'Seán Kelly, former President of the GAAIn The Managers, journalist Daire Whelan looks at how the most successful and innovative managers of the past fifty years have influenced the development of Gaelic football.Beginning with the modernisation of the sport by Down in the 1960s, Whelan examines the tactics and training used through the decades and, with interviews and insights from some of the game's greatest minds, including Mick O'Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan, Seán Boylan, Eugene McGee, Mickey Ned O'Sullivan, Brian McEniff, John O'Mahony and Joe Kernan, brings readers on a journey right up to the rise of 'The System' under Jim McGuinness. What is it that made some managers so successful? What was different about their philosophies and approaches? And how did they influence and change the game?Asking players and coaches about the future of the game, The Managers provides us with a valuable account of the evolution of Gaelic football, and the men who changed it forever.

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The Great and the Good

John Giles
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John Giles
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Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane's dog

Triggs
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Triggs

A loyal dog. Her infamous master. And the shocking truth about who was really walking whom.In a decade when Roy Keane was seldom out of the news - whether leading Manchester United to the Treble or telling Mick McCarthy to shove the World Cup up his bollocks on the Pacific island of Saipan - his adored Labrador Retriever Triggs was never far from his side.In this sensational account, the brilliant but illness-obsessed dog finally speaks out about what it was like to be a central player in the extraordinary drama of her master's life.Eight major trophies. A missed Champions League final. Player of the Year awards. Alfe-Inge Haaland. Drunken nights. Contract negotiations. Patrick Vieira. Prawn sandwiches. The explosive end to his relationships with Ireland and Manchester United. And Bob Dylan. Triggs was a witness to it all - and a far from silent one. Her remarkable account is funny, frank and never less than one hundred and ten per cent faithful.'This is no ordinary football autobiography. And it's not some saccharine-sweet love story about a man and his beloved pooch. I was no Marley. And, God knows, Roy was no John Grogan.' Triggs'Dogs don't talk s**t.' Roy Keane

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John Giles A Football Man

John Giles
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John Giles

John Giles had a gift. At the age of three, he could kick a ball the way it was supposed to be kicked. And he knew that every hour that passed without kicking a ball was an hour wasted.IT WAS THE SAME DREAM THAT MOST OF THE KIDS HAD AT THAT TIME . . .In A Football Man, Giles tells the story of a dream pursued and realised beyond his wildest imaginings, from his humble beginnings in Ormond Square in 1940s' Dublin, counting down the minutes to his next game of football, to that unforgettable moment when the original football man - his dad, 'Dickie' - announced that his young son, at just fourteen, was on his way to Manchester United.WHAT I DIDN'T REALISE WAS THAT MY DREAM WOULD COME TRUE.Full of anecdote, insight and wry humour, Giles recounts his rise through the ranks at Manchester United, before and after the Munich Disaster; the great players he knew, the good and the bad times under Matt Busby; his sensational debut for Ireland which he served as player and manager; his starring role in the brilliant, controversial Leeds United of the '60s and '70s; and his challenge to the portrayal of himself and Brian Clough in The Damned United. He also describes his enduring friendship with the 'kid from across from Tolka Park', Eamon Dunphy, and his career on RTÉ2's football panel, where Giles' intelligent and insightful analysis have made him an even more well-loved and respected national figure.

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The Ecstasy and the Agony

Damien Tiernan
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Damien Tiernan
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Emerald Anfield

Keith Falkiner
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Keith Falkiner

Liverpool FC is one of the world's leading football clubs - and a host of talented Irish players have played a significant part in its history. Here, Keith Falkiner looks at the proud history of Liverpool F.C. through the eyes of its Irish players, managers and fans taking in the great highs and desperate lows of this inimitable club. From its successes at national and European level to its involvement in the one of the greatest tragedies in modern sport at Hillsborough Emerald Anfield traces the Irish experience throughout this history, revealing a history of a club that stands through its supporters. Emerald Anfield traces these stories from the very beginning, from Monaghan man John McKenna, the first Liverpool manager, who oversaw the club's progression to professionalism to fellow Ulsterman, Elisa Scott, goalkeeper with Liverpool for twenty-two years right through through to the success of John Aldridge, Ray Houghton and Steve Staunton, to the era of Phil Babb, Jason McAteer and Robbie Keane and Steve Finnan. Featuring a profile of every Irish player to don a Liverpool jersey since the foundation of the club, Emerald Anfield pays homage to all those from the Emerald Isle who have helped write the glorious history of Anfield.

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Axel

Anthony Foley
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Anthony Foley

On 20 May 2006, Anthony Foley held aloft the European Cup for Munster and cemented his position as a legend of Irish rugby. With a father who played for Munster and Ireland and who was a member of the team that conquered the All Blacks it was no surprise that the young Anthony took to the game and he has shone on every team he has played for from the St Munchin's Junior Cup team to the Irish national side.He was part of the Shannon side that dominated the 1990s, winning four All-Ireland league titles in a row and played in all forty-eight games in that amazing record.In a memorable debut for Ireland, he scored a try against England in 1995 and went on to gain over sixty caps and captain his country.But it is with Munster his true band of brothers that Anthony is most identified. He is the provinces most capped player, holds the record for the most tries in all competitions and he has led the Red Army to glory in the Celtic League, the Celtic Cup and, of course, the European Cup.In Axel, Anthony looks back at his outstanding career and lets us in on what makes one of the last, great amateur players tick.

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GAA Confidential

Darragh Mcmanus
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Darragh Mcmanus
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My Glass Heart

Karen Gillece
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Karen Gillece

One evening, during a dinner party she is hosting, Helen Glass slips unannounced from her home. She becomes the victim of a shocking act of violence, cheating death literally by a heartbeat. Months on, although physically healed, doubts linger between Helen and her husband William over the events that led to that momentous act. What drove Helen from her home that night? And what is the dark truth behind her relationship to her attacker? Into their lives steps Reuben, a once-celebrated playwright hungry for his next great work. Instantly drawn to the couple, he deftly immerses himself in their individual stories of obsession and deceit. As the trial of her attacker gets underway and her marriage begins to crumble under the strain, Helen finds herself leaning heavily on her new friend. But just as glass is not always transparent, friendship is not always what it seems... My Glass Heart is a dramatic story of love, obsession and a still-beating heart.

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Lansdowne Through the Years

Edward Newman
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Edward Newman

Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest international stadium in the world, has been at the centre of Irish sporting life since it opening in 1878. This year the stadium will close its doors as it undergoes extensive renovation. As the time comes for the last fan to make his way through the turnstiles, Lansdowne Through the Years commemorates the best rugby played at the stadium in the last 60 years. Edward Newman brings together the memories of thirty great rugby players and personalities - including JPR Williams, Jack Kyle, George Hook and Gerry Ryan. Accompanied by ninety stunning photographs, these recollections provide the perfect record of Irish rugby's greatest days and greatest deeds.

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The Nation Holds Its Breath

Eoghan Corry
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Eoghan Corry

JACK CHARLTON; NIALL QUINN; JOHNNY GILES; GEORGE BEST; EAMON DUNPHY; LIAM BRADY; GEORGE HAMILTON; ROY KEANE; RAY HOUGHTON; PAUL MCGRATH; NORMAN WHITESIDE Ireland's soccer players may never have won the World Cup, but they have never been off the podium when it comes to the wit and eloquence of the banter that follows the game. In The Nation Holds Its Breath, Eoghan Corry celebrates the folklore of footlore, where the words of players, managers, referees, journalists and commentators are interspersed with the observations of some notable outsiders who have marvelled at the fact that, win or lose on the field, you will never beat the Irish.'I don't think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell football, never mind understand it.' ROY KEANE 'And Bonner has gone 165 minutes of these championships without conceding a goal. Oh danger here' GEORGE HAMILTON

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God and the Referee: Unforgettable GAA Quotations

Eoghan Corry
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Eoghan Corry

In God and the Referee, Eoghan Corry takes the most memorable words written or spoken about the GAA and amasses them into a treasury of the great and the good.Grouped into twenty-five sections, God and the Referee covers the full expanse of the GAA from players and coaches, journalists and commentators, balladeers and mentors - and from the many hurlers on the ditch who know the game better than anyone.This collection of over 1,000 of the most memorable GAA quotations will amuse and absorb readers, collecting together the unforgettable, outstanding, brilliant words of those GAA greats who have enlivened and brightened Ireland's national sports.

Niall Breslin

Niall Breslin, known as Bressie, is an Irish musician and former Westmeath Gaelic footballer and Leinster rugby player, representing Ireland at Under-21 level in the Rugby World Cup. A native of Mullingar, he attended UCD on a sports scholarship, graduating with a BA in Economics and Sociology.He found success as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter with pop band The Blizzards, as a co-writer and producer with XIX Entertainment, and as a solo artist and music producer. He was the winning coach on the first and third seasons of The Voice of Ireland.His work in the area of mental health education and empowerment began two years ago, after his own struggles with depression and anxiety led him to open up publicly on the issue. His My1000Hours blog and training initiatives set out to explore positive and proactive ways of improving emotional fitness and managing mental stress, including through exercise, as well as educating young people about the stigma and management of mental health issues.

Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan is a psychotherapist, counsellor and mental skills coach from Ireland who lived and worked in Wellington, New Zealand. During his time there he worked with a number of All Black players and the Super Rugby team The Hurricanes. He still works with New Zealand's national women's cricket team, the White Ferns, as well as with soccer, netball and tennis. He is a regular speaker on stress management for businesses.