My Olympic Dream Katie Taylor
With the whole nation willing her on, on 9 August Katie Taylor fulfilled her Olympic dream, winning gold in a close-fought contest. And a nation celebrated with her. Taylor relives these glorious moments, and looks back on the triumph that changed her life forever. It is a special story from a truly remarkable woman.
My Journey Jim Stynes
Jim Stynes was born in Dublin, and won an All-Ireland Minor Football championship before moving to Melbourne to play Australian rules football as part of the AFL’s ‘Irish experiment’. He went on to become a legend of the game. In 2009 he was diagnosed with cancer, and after a courageous fight he died in March 2012. A moving, inspiring story of a life lived fearlessly.
Cliffs Of Insanity: A Winter On Ireland’s Big Waves Keith Duggan
Award-winning sports writer Keith Duggan gives a fascinating insight into the world of surfing in Ireland. Cliffs of Insanity tells the story of a dedicated group of surfers in County Clare whose lives revolve around the pursuit of Ireland’s wildest waves, a way of life that flies in the face of everything championed in Ireland over the last decade.
The Bull John Hayes
Keith Wood calls him a ‘rugby giant’, Donncha O’Callaghan calls him ‘the heart and soul of the team’, but John Hayes is adored as much for his down-to-earth personality and background as his legendary status on the pitch. This is the story of a giant of a man, and a rugby legend who is of the people.
Memory Man Jimmy Magee
Jimmy Magee, whose extraordinary memory for sports trivia has led to his being dubbed the Memory Man, has the distinction of being the longest-serving sports commentator in the English-speaking world. Full of anecdotes, humour and poignancy, his book is a frank, open and honest book by one of Ireland’s most beloved national treasures.
The Great and the Good 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 since the post-War period, 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.