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What Do You Think of That: Kerry's Kieran Donaghy releasing book

The Kerry All-Star will release the story of his life later this year.

The front cover of Donaghy's new book.
The front cover of Donaghy's new book.

ONE OF KERRY football’s most recognisable players of the last 20 years, Kieran Donaghy, is set to release his autobiography this October.

“What Do You Think of That?”, recounts the two-time All-Star’s football career, from the time he burst on the senior inter-county scene in 2006 to his more recent injury-affected seasons.

Donaghy has played with the Kerry senior football team for 10 years, and with his club Austin Stacks since 2001. He has won four All-Ireland titles with Kerry, as well as six Munster titles and three national league titles.

The towering target-man has also been a keen basketball player for years, and plays with St Brendan’s in Tralee.

Kieran Donaghy Kieran Donaghy in action for St Brendan's Tralee. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

His autobiography will also look at parts of his life that the public mightn’t necessarily know about, including his “roller coaster relationship he had with his troubled father right up to the man’s tragic death”.

The book will look at how he struggled as a result of his dyslexia too, and how he all but gave up on his sporting career but for a couple of American basketball figures who mentored him.

The book’s title is a nod at Donaghy’s response to criticism from Joe Brolly in 2014, right before Donaghy played a pivotal part in leading the Kingdom to the All-Ireland title.

The book is available for pre-order from Easons or on Amazon.

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