Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Dublin - The Chaos Years Neil Cotter Penguin Books For many sports fans worldwide Croke Park means very little. For every sport fan in ireland it is the complete opposite. Regardless whether football, hurling or camogie is your thing or not if you’re Irish and interested in sport you know how much an all ireland … Continue reading Book of the Week – Dublin the chaos years

Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

The club Christy OConnor Penguin books There’s a small select few that will read this book and recognize their actions being written about. The people who miss weddings because the team they manage have an “important” game on the same day. The team whose players may not even turn up on the day but the … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Club by Christy O’Connor

Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

Extreme cities Ashley Dawson Verso books 50% of the worlds population lives 25 miles or less from sea water. That is expected to increase to 75% in a small number of years. I’m telling you we’re doomed. Well Dawson isn’t quite saying that but you know. Climate change? Devastation. Maybe if you start running now?? … Continue reading Book of the Week – Extreme Cities

Book of the Week: The Boy on the shed

The Boy On The Shed Paul Ferris Hidden and stoughton What a fascinating journey life takes many of us on. We all have the story, we all have interesting tales along the way. We all have a book in us. Ferris’s remarkable journey is told by him in this book. A mam who survived a … Continue reading Book of the Week: The Boy on the shed

Book of the Week; She moves through the boom

She moves through the boom Anne Marie hourihane Sitric books (Lilliput Press) Set in an era that doesn’t seem possible, a time that the ramones has sung about such a short period before. It’s the end the end of the century and dublin, along with most of ireland is awakening from a greatness that has … Continue reading Book of the Week; She moves through the boom

Book of the Week: Win

Win Proven strategies for success in sport, life and mental health Brent Pope and Jason Brennan Hachette Books  And so it’s said, think positive and positive results will happen. If that glass is half full it will serve you better then bring half empty. Mindfulness and visualization are the current terms for it. We used … Continue reading Book of the Week: Win

Book of the Week: Pirates punk and politics

Pirates punks and politics FC St Pauli: falling in Love with a radical football club Nick Davidson Sb sports books This is a cross between a diary of and history lesson in FC St Pauli. A story of how Davidson travelled to Hamburg to watch a football team and became wrapped up in something so … Continue reading Book of the Week: Pirates punk and politics

Book of the Week: Last of the High Kings

Last of the high Kings Feed is MacAnna New Island Books Originally published in 1991 Ferdia MacAnnas novel is a story of an Irish family living in Howth in 1977. Punk rock, Christian brothers, an irrational distrust of Britain and local politics all get raised here. It’s a functionally disfunctional family with kids growing up. … Continue reading Book of the Week: Last of the High Kings

Book of the Week: Hara Hotel

Hara hotel A tale of Syrian refugees in Greece Teresa thornhill Verso books In what really is a tragic indie t if how we have not come as a civilization here is another book of harrowing stories from refugee camp. Teresa thornhill was moved by pictures she saw of human suffering. Moved so much that … Continue reading Book of the Week: Hara Hotel

Book of the Week: Inside the room

Inside the room The untold story of Ireland’s crisis government Eamon Gilmore Merrion Press My son has just started secondary school and history is now a more definite subject for him. It’s not just past events that he is looking at he Will he diss dying their cause and effect. Of course bias will come … Continue reading Book of the Week: Inside the room