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Behind the Lines Vol 5 2021

Availability: In Stock
ISBN: 9781999877446
AuthorThe42
Pub Date15/12/2021
BindingPaperback
CountryIRL
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Quick overview Behind the Lines presents another collection of some of the year’s best and most relevant sports stories, produced by the award-winning team at The42. This is the fifth instalment of the critically-acclaimed annual anthology.
€12.00

In this Olympic year, Gavan Casey returns to Seoul ’88 and Barcelona ’92 with Wayne McCullough to find out what it means to a man from a loyalist heartland to raise the tricolour on sport’s biggest stage; Sinéad Farrell shines a spotlight on one of this year’s stars, sprinter Phil Healy, with the help of her sister and her coach; while Cathal Dennehy reflects on the irreplaceable loss of the great Jerry Kiernan.

With unflinching honesty and bravery, Ireland soccer international Clare Shine and swimmer Karen Leach share their important personal stories, while Paddy Hill, wrongly imprisoned for 17 years as one of the ‘Birmingham Six’, tells Gavin Cooney about his struggle to leave the past behind.

Go on tour with the Irish rugby team in 1970s Fiji, carry the bags of the Jack Charlton era with Irish football’s legendary kitman, lace up your boots for a cameo role in the iconic Escape to Victory, and step into the ring with The Real Million Dollar Baby.

With something for everyone, this is unmissable long-form writing for the sports fan in your life.

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In this Olympic year, Gavan Casey returns to Seoul ’88 and Barcelona ’92 with Wayne McCullough to find out what it means to a man from a loyalist heartland to raise the tricolour on sport’s biggest stage; Sinéad Farrell shines a spotlight on one of this year’s stars, sprinter Phil Healy, with the help of her sister and her coach; while Cathal Dennehy reflects on the irreplaceable loss of the great Jerry Kiernan.

With unflinching honesty and bravery, Ireland soccer international Clare Shine and swimmer Karen Leach share their important personal stories, while Paddy Hill, wrongly imprisoned for 17 years as one of the ‘Birmingham Six’, tells Gavin Cooney about his struggle to leave the past behind.

Go on tour with the Irish rugby team in 1970s Fiji, carry the bags of the Jack Charlton era with Irish football’s legendary kitman, lace up your boots for a cameo role in the iconic Escape to Victory, and step into the ring with The Real Million Dollar Baby.

With something for everyone, this is unmissable long-form writing for the sports fan in your life.

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