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Winners: The horses, the memories, the defining moments

Hugh Cahill
Authors:
Hugh Cahill

'Fantastic ... this book is quite simply an essential item for anyone interested in horseracing' Racing Post'A joy to read. Exquisite in its simplicity, and adorned with wonderful photographs, this is certain to be enjoyed by anyone who braves the winter cold and heads jump racing ... [Cahill's] passion for racing comes loud and clear in this book' Irish FieldWinners: The Horses, The Memories; The Defining Moments documents a host of favourite memories from the world's foremost racing minds. In this collection of interviews, Hugh Cahill uncovers the cherished memories of some of the most prominent figures in Irish horse-racing as they remember eighty of the horses that have featured most significantly in their lives. All the greats are here - Moscow Flyer, Arkle, Synchronised, Flyingbolt, Frankel, Hurricane Fly, Dawn Run, Bobbyjo, Istabraq, Brave Inca, Papillon, Beef or Salmon and Sea the Stars. These are the horses that have shaped horse-racing over the past fifty years and captured hearts around the globe. Beautifully illustrated, Winners: The Horses, the Memories, the Defining Moments includes contributions from Ruby Walsh, A.P. McCoy, J.P. McManus, Willie Mullins, Jessica Harrington, Davy Russell, Paul Carberry and many more.A compelling and heartfelt exploration of what makes these incredible animals so special to the people who knew them best, Winners is a volume to be treasured and an essential book for horse-racing fans everywhere.

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Blood, Sweat and McAteer

Jason McAteer
Authors:
Jason McAteer
Hachette Books Ireland

Me and My Mate Jeffrey

Niall Breslin
Authors:
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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Off You Go

Maeve Higgins
Authors:
Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins used to think she'd live in Ireland forever. She used to think a lot of crazy things, like 'macadamia nuts are a light snack'. Then the stunning and humble comedian switched to almonds, gave away all of her possessions and left Ireland with just a carry-on bag filled to the brim with a positive attitude. New York has been kind to our Celtic princess and she's ready to return the favour, by making friends with as many weirdos as possible and writing about it.If you loved her last book - and everybody except her family and friends did - you'll lose your mind and break your heart at this one! Full of amazing stories (she once stayed quiet for ten days); wonderful advice (if you like a guy, get all the same tattoos as him, then introduce yourself and act surprised at the coincidence); and brilliantly unreliable memories, Off You Go will make your day, your night and your bed - if you let it.

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Shine

Siobhan Hackett, Mary Doherty
Authors:
Siobhan Hackett, Mary Doherty

In Shine: A Girl's Guide to Thriving (Not Just Surviving) in Real Life, Mary Doherty and Siobhan Hackett have mined their experience as teachers and counsellors and, with feedback from their students past and present, have written a book to let every teenage girl know that they don't need to be the best at everything - they just need to be the best at being themselves.From coping with exam stress to examining negative thoughts, along with insights on body confidence and self-esteem, tips on how to deal with bullies (online and in real life), break-ups, sex, anxiety and including helpful advice for parents, Shine shows girls how they can shine from the inside out and navigate the teenage years by being confident, strong and independent.'This book is for all the future movers and shakers, the dreamers, the poets, the athletes, the musicians, the healers, the brain surgeons, the mothers and the CEOs. Don't let the anxieties, worries, or doubts get you down. Allow yourself to do what you can do best: let yourself shine!'

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NYPD Green

Luke Waters
Authors:
Luke Waters

'Luke Waters had more than 20 years on the job. What he saw, what he heard and what he did will make you sit up, stay up and keep reading - and that's only what he can tell you.' - Ed Conlon, Bestselling Author of Blue Blood.Finglas native Luke Waters had dreamed of following his grandfather and brother into An Garda Siochana, until, as for so many other Irish men and women in the 1980s, America beckoned. But Luke never lost sight of his dream, in spite of the hurdles he had to overcome, and in August 1993, he joined the ranks of New York's finest.Beginning life as a 'rookie', driven by a combination of chutzpah and determination, Waters became a homicide detective in one of the toughest places in the world, The Bronx. Here, he would see the best and the worst, from the heroism of fellow detectives, to the ravages of crack cocaine, from the constant grind of homicide cases, to the terrible fallout of 9/11. NYPD Green is a no-holds-barred account of the people and the cases, but also an insight into the dark side of a job where corruption and bravery often go hand in hand.The story of an Irishman made good, of the American dream, NYPD Green also pays tribute to one of the hardest jobs there is.

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Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle

Justine Kyle McGrath
Authors:
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 Secret Place

Tana French
Authors:
Tana French

The photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago.The caption says, 'I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM'.Detective Stephen Moran hasn't seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now she's sixteen and she's shown up outside his squad room, with a photograph and a story.Even in her exclusive boarding school, in the graceful golden world that Stephen has always longed for, bad things happen and people have secrets. The previous year, Christopher Harper, from the neighbouring boys' school, was found murdered on the grounds. And today, in the Secret Place - the school noticeboard where girls can pin up their secrets anonymously - Holly found the card.Solving this case could take Stephen onto the Murder squad. But to get that solved, he will have to work with Detective Antoinette Conway - tough, prickly, an outsider, everything Stephen doesn't want in a partner. And he will have to find a way into the strange, charged, mysterious world that Holly and her three closest friends inhabit and disentangle the truth from their knot of secrets, even as he starts to suspect that the truth might be something he doesn't want to hear.

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This is Rugby

George Hook
Authors:
George Hook

'Even in those early days, I resolved not to be a fan but to be an analyst' George HookWho is the greatest Irish rugby player of all time? What was the best Irish Grand Slam team? Who are the game's greatest rivals?In This is Rugby, well-known rugby commentator George Hook answers these questions and more and, in conversation with RTÉ's Hugh Cahill, debates some of rugby's greatest players, teams, moments and matches.From the World Cups, to the merits of the Lions tour, club rugby and the future of the game, This is Rugby is jam-packed with iconic photographs, memories, commentary and analysis, making this an essential book for rugby lovers everywhere.

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Where God Hides

Liam Lawton
Authors:
Liam Lawton

'It is in great simplicity that great beauty is revealed, and only then may we discover where God truly hides.'In this moving exploration of the path to understanding God's presence, Liam Lawton considers how we bring spiritual awakening and consolation into our lives, in every circumstance.Taking inspiration from the gentle, age-old wisdom of the Book of Ecclesiastes - 'There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the sun' - he begins his journey of reflection and contemplation.Over its course, Liam shares remarkable stories of God's revelation in ordinary human life and of the people and events that have touched him during his years of ministry, along with fascinating perspectives on his own spiritual awakening.'These pages reveal a God who does not intrude upon human living but rather is available to enter into the very depth of it and become present to those who wish for 'eyes to see and ears to hear'. Here are stories of pain and beauty, challenge and consolation, but, above all, inspiration'

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Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane's dog

Triggs
Authors:
Triggs
Hachette Books Ireland

Click Click

June Kavanagh, Joyce Kavanagh, Paula Kavanagh, Marian Quinn
Authors:
June Kavanagh, Joyce Kavanagh, Paula Kavanagh, Marian Quinn
Hachette Books Ireland

Lansdowne Through the Years

Edward Newman
Authors:
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. In 2006 the stadium closed its doors as it underwent extensive renovation. As the doors open on the new Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Through the Years commemorates the best rugby played at the stadium in the last 60 years. Edward Newman brings together the memories of great rugby players and personalities - including JPR Williams, Jack Kyle, Syd Millar, Keith Wood, Denis Hickie, Martin Johnson and Gaving Hastings.Accompanied by evocative photographs, these recollections provide the perfect record of Irish rugby's greatest days and greatest deeds to commemorate the opening of the new Aviva Stadium.

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The Hope Prayer

Liam Lawton
Authors:
Liam Lawton
Hachette Books Ireland

The Absent Wife

Karen Gillece
Authors:
Karen Gillece
Hachette Books Ireland

Axel

Anthony Foley
Authors:
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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Forget

Ruth Gilligan
Authors:
Ruth Gilligan

Pretty and popular, Eva Coonan has everything to look forward to - that is until her dad dies suddenly and her whole world falls apart. Just as Eva starts to wonder if she will every feel normal again, Killian - the good-looking rugby winger - catches her eye. But she soon realises that all is not what it seems and that the only person she can really talk to is Zac, who somehow always seems to know the right thing to say. But cute, scruffy, guitar-mad Zac has his own problems. Not only has he to deal with being 'the new guy' at school, but his father is a total bully and he is fast running out of ways to protect his mother. As things heat up, choices have to be made. Eva learns that the right thing to do can often be the hardest - and that true love will always wait.

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Seven Nights In Zaragoza

Karen Gillece
Authors:
Karen Gillece

Edward Newman

Edward Newman graduated from University College Cork with a degree in English and irish and qualified as a secondary school teacher in 2004. He has been writing since his early teens contributing sports reports and news stories for his local newspaper. At UCC he was sports editor of the college newspaper. While teaching at Christian Brothers College, a well-known rugby school, Edwrad was heavily involved in coaching writng for The irish Examiner and Evening Echo at the weekends. In 2004, Edward left teaching to write full-time and now contributes to various national publications including The Irish Examiner, Village Magazine, The Irish Times and the Irish Sun where he is Munster correspondant.

Jason McAteer

Jason McAteer played Premier League football for Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool FC, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland AFC and, finally, Tranmere Rovers as player/coach. His international career began with a call for the Republic of Ireland and he went on to win over fifty caps. His goal against Holland, helping Ireland to a play-off which ultimately resulted in their qualification for the 2002 World Cup, has gone down as one of the most memorable moments in Irish footballing history.