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# extract - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive' EXTRACT

Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive'

In an extract from his book, Cormac’s brother Dónal McAnallen writes about coming to terms with the death of his 24-year-old brother.

# extract - Saturday 1 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist' EXTRACT

Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist'

In his latest book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, bestselling author Carlo Rovelli shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout the centuries.

# extract - Sunday 30 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery EXTRACT

'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery

More than twenty years after his accident Murphy, who spent four days in a medically induced coma, decided to tell his story.

# extract - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent EXTRACT

'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent

Check out this extract from the recently released book ‘The Deal’.

From TheJournal.ie Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# extract - Monday 2 January, 2017

'We thought Pep was like a machine, completely cold-hearted. Who knew he was so emotional?'

Martí Perarnau gives a stark insight into the world of the Manchester City manager in his latest book.

The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it

An extra from Jonathan Wilson’s book Angels with Dirty Faces looks at how the game was brought to South America.

# extract - Sunday 1 January, 2017

''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose' Problems This post contains videos

''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose'

In an extract from his book Running Man, ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle looks back on his excess-fuelled younger days.

# extract - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer' Looking Back This post contains videos

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer'

Mick Channon Jr recalls his father’s playing days in this extract from his recently released book.

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

# extract - Friday 30 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football' Issue

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all

In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.

From TheJournal.ie Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes'

Former Liverpool player Howard Gayle recalls the intimidating atmosphere of the 1981 European Cup semi-final in Munich.

# extract - Thursday 29 December, 2016

‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'

Read an extract from the highly acclaimed book on the late English cricketer and journalist Peter Roebuck.

From TheJournal.ie 'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning' Bolloxology

'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'

Comedian Colm O’Regan on people’s aversion to spoilers – and whether they’re a symptom of notions.

# extract - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976 EXTRACT

Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976

Eamon Sweeney’s book Down Down Deeper and Down looks at Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s. Here’s a section from its fifth chapter.

# extract - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me' Belief This post contains videos

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'

In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.

From TheJournal.ie Executions, murder, and secrecy: The story of the notorious Cork jail Sing Sing EXTRACT

Executions, murder, and secrecy: The story of the notorious Cork jail Sing Sing

Gerard Murphy writes about the prison in this extract from his book The Year of Disappearances.

# extract - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent

Check out this extract from the recently released book ‘The Deal’.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am' EXTRACT

Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'

The award-winning Irish writer tells us about his apprenticeship, and his journey from journalist to author.

# extract - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football

The Dutch legend explains how he honed his skills on the streets of Amsterdam.

# extract - Friday 23 December, 2016

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'

Donal Lenihan recalls when the Irish team travelled to a town in the middle of the desert in southern Namibia

# extract - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'

In an extract from his recently released book, Roberto Duran looks at his near-death experience.

# extract - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'There were several people who were my father'

In this extract from his autobiography, Damon Hill recalls growing up in the shadow of his famous dad.

''I wanted to say: 'You’re bullying me, Dad, don’t beat me like this, talk to me'''

Former boxer Kevin Lueshing talks of his difficult childhood and the regular beatings he took from his father.

# extract - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'The majority of the female population doesn’t engage in sport... Why is that?' AIM

'The majority of the female population doesn’t engage in sport... Why is that?'

In an extract from ‘Eat Sweat Play,’ Anna Kessel looks at how sport can change our lives.

The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold

Scottish athlete Eric Liddell led an extraordinary life, as this extract illustrates.

# extract - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long? Opinion

The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?

Music critic Michael Dervan writes about his journey to discovering more Irish composers in his book The Invisible Art, which is nominated for a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award.

# extract - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling' Read Me

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'

Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# extract - Monday 7 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s Dublin Since 1922

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s

Tim Carey writes about the 1970s and early 80s in this extract from his book, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# extract - Sunday 9 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Mary O'Rourke's letter to Sheryl Sandberg: I have never believed in the glass ceiling for women LEAN IN

Mary O'Rourke's letter to Sheryl Sandberg: I have never believed in the glass ceiling for women

It’s not enough for women to be bright or determined – they need to have skills to make it, writes Mary O’Rourke.

# extract - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me' Depression

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.

# extract - Monday 15 August, 2016

'There was nothing to smile about here. He was in trouble and it startled me'

In an extract from his autobiography, John Kavanagh recalls Conor McGregor’s defeat to Nate Diaz.

# extract - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay' EXTRACT

'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'

I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.

# extract - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This Irish rebel smuggled bomb detonators under her coat and often dressed as a boy EXTRACT

This Irish rebel smuggled bomb detonators under her coat and often dressed as a boy

Margaret Skinnider played a play a key role in the struggle for independence in 1916.

# extract - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too? EXTRACT

Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too?

Today, Montserrat’s connection to an ‘Irish’ identity is strong but this has not always been the case.

# extract - Sunday 14 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The Bishop and the Nightie - how Gaybo scandalised the nation Gaybo

The Bishop and the Nightie - how Gaybo scandalised the nation

“Mr and Mrs Fox were vulgar, even coarse and suggestive … You have not been fairly treated.”

# extract - Saturday 26 December, 2015

How Germany were literally made to sweat for the 2014 World Cup

In his latest book, Raphael Honigstein looks back on the triumph.

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