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# extract - Sunday 18 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author RIP

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author

In an extract from his moving, searing memoir, Paddy Doyle writes about his early days at St Michael’s Industrial School after his parents both died.

# extract - Saturday 17 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order' EXTRACT

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'

Author Gillian O’Brien looks at the workhouse and prisons and what they tells us about the Famine.

# extract - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

# extract - Saturday 12 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The fascinating history of the often controversial word 'leprechaun' As Gaeilge

Extract: The fascinating history of the often controversial word 'leprechaun'

In this extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, the author and broadaster Manchán Magan talks us through the Irish history of the word leprechaun.

# extract - Saturday 25 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing' Ann Devine

Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing'

Catch up with what Ann Devine is up to in the latest novel from Colm O’Regan.

# extract - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'I walked out of the house to where my van was parked. I put three massive dents in the side of it'

Read an extract from Tai Woffinden’s ‘Raw Speed’.

# extract - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by'

Jenson Button on his early days partying in Formula One.

# extract - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State'

Read an extract from Alan Conway’s book on Coolmore Stud.

# extract - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The rise of the 'water carrier'

A profile of Didier Deschamps, who made the defensive midfield role more recognised.

# extract - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'He used to repeat that footballers should only have sex once a week’

In an extract from ‘The Names Heard Long Ago,’ Jonathan Wilson profiles legendary Benfica coach Béla Guttmann.

# extract - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'

In an extract from ‘No Win Race,’ Derek A. Bardowell analyses the rise of Lewis Hamilton.

# extract - Sunday 14 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Today - agitated. Tomorrow - positive': Writers share their pandemic diaries EXTRACT

'Today - agitated. Tomorrow - positive': Writers share their pandemic diaries

We have three extracts from the latest Stinging Fly for you to enjoy.

# extract - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart'

Michael Carrick recalls Manchester United’s turbulent spell under David Moyes.

# extract - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'

Former Newcastle physio Paul Ferris on suffering through Ruud Gullit’s troubled spell at the club.

# extract - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

# extract - Saturday 30 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Extract: The inside story of Steorn, the Celtic Tiger start-up that couldn't The Impossible Dream

Extract: The inside story of Steorn, the Celtic Tiger start-up that couldn't

Barry J Whyte has been looking at the intriguing story of Steorn for a new book.

# extract - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'

Robbie Fowler on the beginning of the end of his first stint at Liverpool.

# extract - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

# extract - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'We lost because we were so dazzled by the wonder of their kit that we couldn’t possibly concentrate'

In an extract from his book ‘Boy Wonder,’ Dave Hannigan recalls some of his sport-related childhood memories.

# extract - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'

Read this extract from Michael Gillard’s book on the Olympics.

# extract - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'

In an extract from his book, Daniel Geey looks at how football has changed dramatically over the years.

# extract - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'

In an extract from his book, Formula One legend Nigel Mansell recalls winning the World Championship.

# extract - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier looks at the lifestyle of young footballers in his era.

# extract - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'He wanted to do other things with his life for a year or two'

The end of Bob Paisley’s tenure at Liverpool is recalled.

# extract - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'

Read an extract from ‘The Billionaires Club’ by James Montague.

# extract - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'

Read this extract from ‘The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.’

# extract - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great

An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.

# extract - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'A few days before Heather passed away she said to me, ‘If Woosie calls you, you have to play.’'

A look back to when Ireland played hosts to the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2006.

# extract - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions'

Read this extract from an acclaimed book on the US golf star by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

# extract - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'Somebody called it the last of the great drinking tours'

Members of the 1994 Irish team recall the the horrific trip to Mount Isa.

# extract - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'

In this extract from ‘Behind the Lions,’ the gut-wrenching 2009 loss is recalled.

# extract - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola

Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam gives an inside account of the early part of manager’s reign with the Etihad outfit.

# extract - Sunday 5 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out' Changes

'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out'

Former Tottenham star Clive Allen reflects on adapting to life after football.

# extract - Saturday 4 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin EXTRACT

'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin

Fr Bryan Shortall remembers his childhood in the 1970s – from what he ate to what was on the radio.

From TheJournal.ie Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper EXTRACT

Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper

The following passage is an extract from Simon Hughes’ There She Goes.

# extract - Friday 3 January, 2020

From TheJournal.ie '300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

# extract - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out'

Former Tottenham star Clive Allen reflects on adapting to life after football.

# extract - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper

The following passage is an extract from Simon Hughes’ There She Goes.

# extract - Friday 27 December, 2019

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

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