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The Game

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ISBN 13: 178537298X
Page : 264 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Game Book by Tadhg Coakley and published by Merrion Press. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book is a multifaceted reflection on sport. It is part memoir, outlining Tadhg Coakley’s time as a player and fan of sport and how it has shaped his life. It is also a book of essays critiquing several aspects of sport, both good and bad, and showing its influence in the wider world. It is also a work of auto-fiction, wherein Coakley uses his novelistic abilities to chart narratives, personal and public. It is, finally, a work of scholarship, brilliantly interweaving the author’s view of a life spent inside and outside the white lines with the cultural discourse of previous writers and thinkers on the many themes explored. The book is an exploration and explanation of what sport means, why it is the world's largest single consumer product and such a dominant/pervasive presence in Irish culture. Why, for example, were the terms ‘European Championships’ and ‘Premier League’ the top Google searches in Ireland for 2021? Why was Christian Eriksen the most searched person? In this book Tadhg Coakley interacts with sport in the way that Olivia Laing interacts with isolation (The Lonely City) Sinéad Gleeson and Emilie Pine interact with the female body and female experiences (Constellations and Notes to Self), Doireann Ní Ghríofa interacts with being haunted by an eighteen-century poet (A Ghost in the Throat) and Fintan O’Toole interacts with Irish history (We Don’t Know Ourselves). This is a book that needed to be written. We are consuming sport in ever-greater gulpfuls – often blindly. The ‘coverage’ of sport is vast: newspapers, magazines, books, a whole raft of TV channels in many languages, websites, podcasts, blogs, radio stations, hourly sports bulletins with every news cycle. Why is that, and what does it mean? The book does not romanticise or idealise sport. Sport has a dark side and is rife with greed, corruption, sexism, homophobia, nationalism and a raft of toxic masculine behaviour – and the author interrogates his own behaviour and attitudes in respect of some of these. On the other hand, in sport – as in art – people can forge their own identities in grace, imagination and the possibility of what may be. This contradictory duality and the cognitive dissonance it carries with it is one of the most fascinating aspects of sport. Sport, like story, is mostly about loss. Ultimately, sport, like story, is about what happens to the fans outside the white lines and, for the readers off the page.

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The First Sunday in September

Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
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ISBN 13: 1781175683
Page : 240 pages
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Download PDF or read online The First Sunday in September Book by Tadhg Coakley and published by Mercier Press Ltd. This book was released on 2018-08-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : ‘The First Sunday in September really is quite an achievement. The stories are vibrant and authentic, brimming with intensity and desire. I enjoyed it immensely.’ – Donal Ryan ‘Inventive and compelling, this lifts off the page. A visceral sports novel, and yet so tender.’ – Danny Denton ‘Imagine Raymond Carver meets Donal Ryan and you have Tadhg Coakley’s novel. His writing is taut and vivid, his voice compelling and compassionate.’ – Mary Morrissy ‘The First Sunday in September takes us into the hearts and minds of a medley of characters who sometimes win but often lose, and whose experiences of life ring true.’ – Madeleine D’Arcy It’s All-Ireland Hurling Final Day. A hungover Clareman with gambling debts travels up to Dublin for the match, secretly hoping his county will lose. An Englishwoman attends the final with her partner, wondering when to tell him that she’s pregnant. A long-retired player watches the match from the stands, his gaze repeatedly falling on the Cork captain, whom he and his wife gave up for adoption years earlier. Clare’s star forward struggles under the weight of expectation. Cork’s talisman waits for the sliothar to fall from the sky, aware that his destiny is already set. Technically daring and with an unforgettable cast of characters, The First Sunday in September announces an exciting new voice in Irish fiction. A mix of Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge and Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding.

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Whatever it Takes

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ISBN 13: 1781177783
Page : 352 pages
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Download PDF or read online Whatever it Takes Book by Tadhg Coakley and published by Mercier Press Ltd. This book was released on 2020-04-27 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Set in Cork city, Detective Garda Collins is at war with the leading local criminal, Dominic Molloy. Unwilling to accept the human degradation caused by Molloy’s drugs, violence and prostitution. He has made up his mind to bring Molloy down, but just how far is he willing to go to make that happen? What is he willing to do and what fall-out will ensue for himself and his garda colleagues? This tense crime novel (the first in a series featuring Collins) tells the story of two immovable forces colliding. Something has to give. Running out of time before the murder of two teenagers becomes inevitable, and with a traitor in the garda station feeding information back to Molloy, Collins takes his battle to new heights. He is determined to win, whatever the cost, whatever it takes.

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How to be Nowhere

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ISBN 13: 147461051X
Page : 272 pages
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Download PDF or read online How to be Nowhere Book by Tim MacGabhann and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Life is finally on the right track for reporter and recovering addict Andrew: he is slowly coming to terms with the murder of his photographer boyfriend Carlos, pursuing sobriety and building a new home with a new partner. Andrew has almost forgotten about the story that ruined his life - but that story hasn't forgotten about him, and a series of deadly threats forces him into helping the very man whose gang murdered his boyfriend and left him homeless. A literary take on the classic chase movie, HOW TO BE NOWHERE is the sequel to Tim MacGabhann's genre-busting and critically-acclaimed debut CALL HIM MINE, and a blistering thrill-ride deep into the fog of Central America's murky present and tragic future.

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The Little Book of GAA Facts

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ISBN 13: 1781172900
Page : 256 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Little Book of GAA Facts Book by Eddie Ryan and published by Mercier Press Ltd. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Did you know that in 1924, Mick Gill created history by winning two All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals in the same year and for different counties? Jack Lynch is the only player in GAA history to have won six successive All-Ireland medals (five in hurling). The 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final was the first to be played under flood-lights, exactly 100 years after Croke Park was first purchased. Do you know the name of every inter-county ground in Ireland? Who was full forward on the team of the Millenium? Who was the 1,000th All Star Award winner? In 'The Little Book of GAA Facts', Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation's passion. The book charts the history of Gaelic games, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements.

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The Rules of Revelation

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ISBN 13: 1473668921
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Download PDF or read online The Rules of Revelation Book by Lisa McInerney and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-05-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 'THE RULES OF REVELATION is not only a glorious, bold, funny state-of-the-nation novel, but a beautiful and painful love story too' SALLY ROONEY REUNIONS. RECRIMINATIONS. RECKONINGS. Ireland. Great nationalists, bad mothers and a whole lot of secrets. Ryan Cusack is ready to deliver its soundtrack. Former sex-worker Georgie wants the truth about Ryan's past out there but the journalist has her own agenda. Mel returns from Brexit Britain, ill-equipped to deal with the resurgence of a family scandal. Karine has always been sure of herself, till a terrible secret tugs the rug from under her. Maureen has got wind that things are changing, and if anyone's telling the story she wants to make sure it's her. A riotous blast of sex, scandal, obsession, love, feminism, gender, music, class and transgression from an author with tremendous, singular talent.

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The Game

Publisher : Merrion Press
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ISBN 13: 9781785372971
Page : 264 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Game Book by Tadhg Coakley and published by Merrion Press. This book was released on 2022-05-09 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Game is a multifaceted reflection on sport. It is part memoir, outlining Tadhg Coakley's time as a player and fan, and how sport has shaped his life. But it also tackles sport on a universal scale - the good and the bad - and its immeasurable influence on our world. For fans, sport can be all-consuming. Indeed, we are consuming sport in ever greater gulpfuls, often blindly. It has a dark side; it is rife with corruption, sexism, homophobia, nationalism and a raft of toxic masculine behaviour, and Coakley interrogates his own attitudes on each of these fronts. On the other hand, sport builds all manner of valuable connections and communities, and in sport - as in art - people can forge their own identities with grace, imagination and the possibility of what may be. This duality is one of the most fascinating aspects of sport. Written with warmth, openness and keen insight, The Game is an entertaining and thought-provoking meditation on the uniquely intense highs and lows of loving sport in today's world.

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The First Sunday in September

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ISBN 13: 9781781175675
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Whatever it Takes

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ISBN 13: 9781781177778
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Download PDF or read online Whatever it Takes Book by Tadhg Coakley and published by . This book was released on 2020-07-31 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Set in Cork city, Detective Garda Collins is at war with the leading local criminal, Dominic Molloy. Unwilling to accept the human degradation caused by Molloy's drugs, violence and prostitution. He has made up his mind to bring Molloy down, but just how far is he willing to go to make that happen? What is he willing to do and what fall-out will ensue for himself and his garda colleagues? This tense crime novel (the first in a series featuring Collins) tells the story of two immovable forces colliding. Something has to give. Running out of time before the murder of two teenagers becomes inevitable, and with a traitor in the garda station feeding information back to Molloy, Collins takes his battle to new heights. He is determined to win, whatever the cost, whatever it takes.

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The Irish Catholic Directory

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The Rodfather

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ISBN 13: 0241995256
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Irish Historical Studies

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Stories from the Tailor

Publisher : Irish Amer Book Company
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Page : 164 pages
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Irish Medical and Hospital Directory

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