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Win

Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
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Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
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Winners: The horses, the memories, the defining moments

Hugh Cahill
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Hugh Cahill
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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
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Me and My Mate Jeffrey

Niall Breslin
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Niall Breslin

In his book, Niall Breslin speaks openly about living with depression and anxiety, and his crippling journey to finally acknowledging 'Jeffrey' - the name he chose for it - years after he took the decision to conceal his growing mental health issues from the world, at age 15.Told with raw honesty, it is a story of the demons that lay beneath outward success, and how they impacted on his career in sports and later music, as he coped with a condition that at times seemed hell bent on wrecking everything in its wake. It is also the story of a road to reconciliation with brokenness - beginning after a massive panic attack before a live TV appearance in 2012 - leading to brighter horizons.Me and My Mate Jeffrey is an essential book for anyone who knows what it is to feel alone, and who doesn't know how to ask for help - or anyone who wants to better understand that journey.

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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

In The Great and the Good, Ireland's leading football pundit and legend of the game John Giles looks back on more than fifty years of football, at developments in the game from the post-War period to the present day, the great players who drove it forward, the visionary managers and their teams, and the age-old question of what makes a player good and what makes one great.From his earliest days, John Giles can recall pondering the subject. 'You'd hear about certain "great" players, such as Stanley Matthews, but no one would ever explain why they were great. And it's a thing that has always frustrated me: trying to define what makes a player great, and what separates the great from the good.'Now the man himself brings us the answers and celebrates the great ones, from Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Dave Mackay, John Charles, Johnny Haynes and Jimmy Greaves to Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, John Robertson, Diego Maradona, Marco van Basten, Lionel Messi, Paul Scholes and many more. It will include a section on Irish players including detailed analysis of such greats as Roy Keane, Liam Brady and Paul McGrath. And, finally, Giles names the player he considers the greatest of them all.

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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
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The Ecstasy and the Agony

Damien Tiernan
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Damien Tiernan

In 1998, a determined Waterford hurling team made their way to their first All-Ireland semi-final in almost forty years, their sights firmly set on the final, which would be their first since 1963.But destiny conspired against them and they lost. Over the next twelve years they would, time and time again, play spell-binding hurling, reach the Semi-Finals seven times, Player of the Year Awards and multiple All-Star honours and come agonisingly close to winning one of the biggest prizes in Irish sport. In The Ecstasy and the Agony, Damien Tiernan goes behind the scenes and takes an unflinchingly honest look at how such a great team can come so close to major triumphs but still walked away without the top honours. In over sixty interviews with key players, backroom staff, selectors and managers including Justin McCarthy, Paul Flynn, Davy Fitzgerald, Dan Shanahan, Eoin Kelly, Stephen Molumphy, Ken McGrath, Gerald McCarthy, and many others - Tiernan examines the controversies that have dogged Waterford hurling in recent years. Who are the leaders? What are the key moments around which victory and defeat revolve? And what, ultimately, are the lessons learned? The Ecstasy and the Agony is the full and honest account of a team who will never stop believing.

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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

'If I had to choose between Ireland winning the World Cup and my county winning a provincial title, I'd choose the latter any time'So begins Darragh McManus's accessible, witty, original and observant look at the GAA. We've had books written by pundits and experts, from players, managers and commentators. Now, for possibly the first time, we have a Gaelic games book written by a card-carrying, grass-roots fan of anything and everything GAA. In this humorous, deprecating, Nick Hornby-esque account, McManus takes a look at the GAA; the history, the haircuts, the personalities and the defining moments, from Offaly's Seamus Darby who buried the ball in the Kerry net in the last 60 seconds of the 1982 All-Ireland, to the abolition of Rule 42. He looks at how it's structured and organized, and what makes the Gaelic Athletic Association one of the most successful and vibrant sports bodies in the world. In short, snappy, easily digestible sections, McManus waxes lyrical on how socially, culturally, historically, even philosophically, the GAA is the soul of the Irish nation; and how Gaelic games have yet to take their rightful place on the silver screen - We must look forward to that glorious moment when an Irish director, on scooping the Academy Award for Best Film, leaps on stage, hits Billy Crystal a clatter, grabs the mike and roars, 'A chairde gael! Tá an athas orm an Oscar seo a glacadh ar son an scannan - Cáman Everybody: the Secret Hurling Life of Buddy Holly' This quirky, intelligent labour of love will be bought by GAA fans and players... but will be read by everyone.

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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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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.