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Win

Brent Pope, Jason Brennan
Authors:
Brent Pope, Jason Brennan

'Visualise your goals and achieve your potential.'Easy-to-follow and extremely effective, Win will change the way you think about all aspects of your life.From well-known personality and rugby commentator Brent Pope and psychotherapist and mental skills coach Jason Brennan, Win: Proven Strategies for Success in Sports, Life and Mental Health examines the mindset behind the psychology of winning and how the mental skills applied in sports can be adapted for success in everyday life. From dealing with failure, to managing stress and anxiety, to changing your definition of winning - and with interviews from some of the world's most high-profile sports stars including Ronan O'Gara, Bernard Brogan, Conrad Smith, Dean Rock, AP McCoy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Gary O'Donovan and Paul O'Donovan, Dan Carter and many others - Win looks at how you can gain confidence, achieve your goals and build lifelong inner mental strength and resilience - today.

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Mindful Walking

Hugh O'Donovan
Authors:
Hugh O'Donovan

Six million years ago, the evolving human brain existed only to instruct our bodies to move. In Mindful Walking, psychologist Hugh O'Donovan takes us back to this very basic connection between the brain and the body, and looks at how, by focussing on the simple act of moving, we can achieve better emotional and physical health.Uniting this concept of mindfulness in movement along with the three paths of change for a better life - walking, talking and meditation - this book shows us how we can better manage the distractions that clog our path to happiness, while also improving our physical well-being.Including simple exercises on how to incorporate mindful walking into our everyday lives, Mindful Walking is for seasoned walkers, city amblers or people learning how to walk again after illness.Take your first steps on the journey to physical health and mental happiness.

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That Day in June

Martina Reilly
Authors:
Martina Reilly

Two people who have nothing in common...Max is a high-flying PR exec, a mover and shaker - the man who has it all. Sandy is a runaway who has swapped her unhappy past for a life on the streets.Every day, Max brings Sandy a coffee. Every day, she looks forward to seeing him.But then one morning Max doesn't show up. And when Sandy tracks him down she discovers a man who has lost everything: his career, his family, his reputation.It seems like Max and Sandy have more in common than they realised - including a certain day in June when their lives fell apart.As Max and Sandy form an unlikely friendship, they discover that moving forward means letting go of the past - and that, sometimes, strength can come from the most unlikely places.

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Hell for Leather

Ronnie Bellew, Dermot Crowe
Authors:
Ronnie Bellew, Dermot Crowe

Hurling's appeal has never been stronger. Redefined in the past decade by a great Kilkenny team, rejuvenated by Clare's 2013 All-Ireland coup and re-energised by Dublin's grassroots' revolution, the game exerts an obsessive grip on players and followers alike. The achievements of modern teams and players are constantly weighed against those of old, and Hell for Leather chronicles hurling's evolution from the fragile beginnings of the 1880s through to the current era. It takes a new look at the epic teams that saw Tipperary, Cork and Kilkenny become 'the big three', and also traces the emergence of Wexford, Limerick, Laois, Clare, Dublin, Galway, Waterford and Offaly as contenders. It highlights the matches that made legends of the great players and analyses how the swashbuckling hurling of old has given way into a tactically nuanced game that commands global respect for its showpiece occasions. Hell for Leather is an unforgettable journey to the heart of a sport that, at its finest, can truly claim to be the greatest game on the planet.

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Say Yes to Life

Christy Kenneally, Linda Finnegan
Authors:
Christy Kenneally, Linda Finnegan
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Blood Money

Arlene Hunt
Authors:
Arlene Hunt

Death and violence are all Pavel Sunic has ever known. Only one person matters to him, his sister Ana. When she pays the ultimate price to secure his release from a Bosnian prison, he vows to avenge her death. The bloody path he creates leads to Dublin. QuicK Investigations is suffering. With his partner Sarah Kenny still missing, John Quigley struggles to keep the business afloat. When Rose Butler approaches him to investigate the death of her daughter Alison, John takes the case even though the evidence points to suicide.Yet why did the promising doctor and mother of two choose to die alone in a shabby hotel room? What was her relationship with Ivan Colbert, a disgraced surgeon? And just how dangerous is the dead woman's husband?Torn between his case and his personal life, John is stretched beyond capacity. And the arrival of Pavel Sunic threatens to bring the whole pack of cards crashing down.Blood Money: first do no harm, second, run for cover.

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The Cut of Love

Helena Close
Authors:
Helena Close

The voices of Jane's mum and dad ring in her ears. These days, they never stop fighting. She squeezes her eyes shut and wishes she could do the same with her ears. She resorts to the only thing she knows to help her cope. When her best friend Leah questions her about the criss-cross marks on her arms, Jane blames the cat. And when Leah tells her that true best friends shouldn't keep secrets from each other, Jane knows that's only talk. Everyone has secrets, even Leah. She never mentions her brother Jack, sometimes it's as if he never even existed. And yet, his absence is so palpable you can almost touch it.Alison, Jack's mum, escapes into her dreams, where she becomes reunited with her dead son. It is less than a year since he was killed in a tragic road accident, for which she blames herself, and the pain still feels like an open wound in her chest. She struggles to hold herself together for the sake of her family, but the strain is telling, and when she and Jane's dad Dermot meet, it feels briefly that they are kindred spirits. But darker conclusions lie in wait.The Cut of Love explores two journeys of the heart, one of an adolescent girl, the other of a middle-aged woman. As their paths interweave, a remarkable story unfolds - at once modern and timeless -that is bitingly real, deeply tender and utterly unforgettable.

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Flesh and Blood

Nicola Tallant
Authors:
Nicola Tallant

In Flesh and Blood, Sunday World Investigations Editor, Nicola Tallant looks at the rising phenomenon of murder-suicide in Ireland, at events which, while shocking in the extreme, happen in tight-knit communities, behind the closed doors of apparently loving homes. She takes us inside these houses of horror and pieces together what happened in seventeen prominent cases, including the horrific murder of four-year-old Deirdre Crowley, whose abductor father shot her dead so that her mother would never see her again; the case of Caitlin Innes, murdered after her Communion Day; the tragic McElhill children, torched to death by their own father; and the case of mother Sharon Grace who, in a state of extreme desperation, drove off a pier with her children in the car. It examines what warning signs, if any, were there before loving fathers and mothers turned killer in their own homes, and looks at the roles of the HSE, the Gardai and families and friends in the build up to these tragic events. Is it too easy to whitewash these crimes as those of the mentally ill? Or can jealousy tip the scales in an otherwise balanced mind? Are there common factors that link these cases? And what steps can be taken to ensure that warning signs are heeded in the future before tragedy strikes again?

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Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times

James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
Authors:
James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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Click Click

June Kavanagh, Joyce Kavanagh, Paula Kavanagh, Marian Quinn
Authors:
June Kavanagh, Joyce Kavanagh, Paula Kavanagh, Marian Quinn

Joyce, June and Paula Kavanagh were three sisters born to a family of ten in Ballyfermot, Dublin in the 1960s. Their father abused all three of them in the family home throughout their childhood.In 1989, the sisters made the brave decision to bring charges against their father and, in 1990, the state took a successful case against him. He was convicted and imprisoned.Click, Click is the story of their abuse; the exposure of a man prolific in his paedophilia; and an Irish childhood lost in a dysfunctional, abusive and torturous environment.Importantly, however, it is also the story of three women's healing; their coming to terms with their abuse, and their forgiveness of themselves and others.The Kavanagh sisters have refused to allow their abuse to define them. With fierce humour, insight and honesty, they now share their story and show that with love and determination, you can indeed conquer all.

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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 Other Boy

Yvonne Cassidy
Authors:
Yvonne Cassidy

'You know that moment between sleep and waking? I read somewhere that the first thing that comes into your head is what you desire or fear the most. I don't know if that's fully right though because for years when I opened my eyes I used to think of Mark.'I'm JP Whelan and I said that, the thing about Mark, to my shrink. He's always trying to get me to talk about what happened all those years ago, when we were just kids. I wasn't always seeing a shrink, I wasn't even always JP, I used to be John-Paul. Here's where I'm supposed to tell you about all that, about my life with Katie and Abbey in London or before then, back in Dublin, with Dad, listening to the Beatles and how those were the only times I really felt safe. But then I'd have to tell you about my brother Dessie and what happened with Mark. But, it doesn't all fit into some neat little box, my story. I wish it did. So if you really want to know the truth, you're going to have to find out for yourself, because even now I'm not sure what the truth is.

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Creating Ireland

Paul Daly
Authors:
Paul Daly

As the first shots of the War of Independence rang out, those given power in the 1918 general election turned their backs on Westminster and established the assembly of Ireland - Dail Eireann. Since it gathered for the first time on 21 January 1919, the Dail has been at the heart of Irish life, shaping the growing nation and providing the backdrop for many of the major debates that have defined Irish society and what it means to be Irish. From the 1922 debates on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which created the party system we know today, through debates on neutrality, censorship, Northern Ireland, abortion and divorce to the radical social and economic developments of recent years, what happens within the walls of Leinster House reflects who we are.Creating Ireland is a fascinating exploration of Ireland through its politicians and its people reflecting its changing position from fledgling nation to stalwart of Europe.

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GAA Confidential

Darragh Mcmanus
Authors:
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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GAA The Glory Years

Ronnie Bellew
Authors:
Ronnie Bellew

During the past fifteen years, the GAA has gone through a renaissance. Despite the rising popularity of other sports, it has revolutionised itself to take centre stage in the Irish sporting arena, enjoying greater support and loyalty than ever before. It’s been an era of high drama and constant change. Dublin and Meath fought out the greatest saga in football history. Ulster football came back to the fore, culminating in the triumphs of Armagh and Tyrone. In hurling, Clare, Wexford and Galway claimed All-Irelands while Cork and Kilkenny battled for renewed supremacy. There’s been the amazing development Croke Park and record-breaking attendances. Sean Boylan, Mick O’Dwyer, Ger Loughnane, John O’Mahoney and Paidí o Se have personified the cult of the manager whilst ‘Jayo-mania’ has heralded the era of the GAA superstar. Along with back-door champions, strikes and revolts and the advent of player power, the events of these fifteen years have been fascinating. In GAA The Glory Years, Ronnie Bellew tells the story of this remarkable era – the breakthroughs, the controversies, the personalities and the events, on and off the field, that have seen the GAA reinvent itself to become the hottest ticket in town.

Mary Doherty

Mary Doherty has taught English for fifteen years in the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, County Tipperary. Originally from Bray, County Wicklow, she studied English and History at UCD, graduating with a masters in Anglo-Irish Literature in 1992. She has also taught in Loreto, Bray, Castleknock College and Kilkenny College.She has been a class tutor for fifteen years, a role which she absolutely loves, and as a result has experienced many teenage issues firsthand and gotten to know the girls on a very personal level. Mary is also a transition year coordinator and Learning Support teacher. She lives in Kilkenny with her husband and two children.

Siobhan Hackett

Siobhan Hackett, a graduate of Crawford College of Art in Cork with a Diploma in Educational Psychology, has many years' experience in dealing with teenagers. Her understanding of adolescents and the issues that trouble them has made her a source of comfort, wisdom and trust for young people. Added to this is her passionate interest in the many and differing ways that students learn, which can often prevent them enjoying the experience of school life if left unaddressed.Siobhan is the Learning Support Coordinator at the Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, teaching Learning Support, Resource and Art. She lives in Tipperary with her husband and two children.

Hugh O'Donovan

Hugh O'Donovan is a Registered Psychologist (Work), Performance Coach and former Army Officer. As well as being Principal of Hugh O'Donovan and Associates (www.hoda.ie), Hugh has a passionate interest in and commitment to applying the best practice, evidence-based insights of psychology (positive), coaching psychology and contemplative neuroscience, in order to enhance the life experience, work performance and well-being of individuals, groups and organisations. Hugh is Co-Founder of the 1st Masters in Coaching Psychology to be delivered in an Irish University (UCC) and Programme Co-Director on the Higher Diploma in Coaching/Coaching Psychology, also in UCC. He is an honorary Vice-President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, published author in the coaching domain and conference speaker. He lives in Cork with his wife Michele and his daughters Aoife and Jean. In his spare time, he likes to cook, trek to high remote places, enjoy good company and explore archaeological artefact, and preferably all at the one time. His next trip is to Patagonia.

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.

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