The Master

Declan Kidney
Author: Liam Hayes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910827024
Category:
Page: N.A
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Ronan O'Gara

My Autobiography
Author: Ronan O'Gara
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409081494
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 1397
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Ronan O'Gara is one of the greatest sportsmen Ireland has ever produced. A brilliant kicker both from the hand and at penalty goals, a sublime orchestrator of play from the out-half position he has made his own, and a cool head in the pressure-cooker of club and international rugby, the list of the Cork man's achievements goes on and on. The leading points scorer in Irish rugby history, the Six Nations and the Heineken Cup. The architect of two amazing Munster triumphs in Europe. The man whose last minute drop-goal sensationally won the Grand Slam in 2009, Ireland's first for 61 years. In his candid, illuminating autobiography, O'Gara tells the story of those many on-field successes and, with brutal honesty, the darker days as well, most notably at the 2007 World Cup. He tells the inside story of Ireland's disappointments in France, and responds to the allegations about his personal life that made front-page news that autumn. Ronan O'Gara: My Autobiography is the unforgettable story of a rugby player at the top of his game, of a life lived to the full, and of a passionate and proud representative of the people of Cork and Ireland.

The Rory’s Stories Guide to the GAA


Author: Rory O'Connor
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717179230
Category: Humor
Page: 224
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Based on the popular Facebook page, which regularly reaches over 500,000 people, The Rory’s Stories Guide to the GAA sends up a certain kind of fan, one who is obsessed with the GAA calendar, the local club and the county team above everything else. This hilarious guide to the GAA covers it all: bleep tests; post-game hangovers; forty-way WhatsApp conversations; that lad always doing his hamstring; fair-weather Dub supporters; old men who’ve umpired every parish game since the Civil War; Marty Morrissey’s forehead; ham sandwiches; dirty corner-backs; more hangovers; impenetrable Kerry accents; weight training followed by ten pints; pretending to understand tactics; lobbing it up to the big lad; prima donna corner-forwards. Infinitely recognisable and laugh-out-loud funny, it’s the perfect read for GAA fans.

The Test

My Autobiography
Author: Brian O'Driscoll
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962692
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 8376
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The bestselling autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O'Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Now, at the end of his amazing career - which culminated in fairy-tale fashion with Ireland's victory in the 2014 Six Nations championship - he tells his own story. Honest, gritty and thoughtful, Brian O'Driscoll's Autobiography is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage and imagination. 'Honest, charming and revealing - a thoroughly good read' Rugby World 'A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O'Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure' Fergal Keane, Irish Times 'O'Driscoll's honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before' Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent 'A must-read insight into the life and mind of Ireland's greatest rugby player' Irish Mail on Sunday 'There are fascinating insights into the lengths he was willing to go to perform at the highest level' Sunday Business Post

The Battle


Author: Paul O'Connell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141047409
Category:
Page: 432
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The revelatory autobiography of a rugby colossus: Paul O'Connell There has never been a rugby player quite like Paul O'Connell. He is synonymous with passion, heart and determination; but he is also the thinking man's rugby player, a legendary student of the game. As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O'Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby players. In an autobiography as intense as its author, he tells the story of his remarkable career. 'The years of O'Connell and O'Driscoll were as close to a golden age as ever Ireland will get and O'Connell's book tells you how it all happened ... It should be mandatory for every Irish squad member to read O'Connell's book to better understand what it takes to make a team' David Walsh, Sunday Times 'The intense physicality of his rugby upbringing is an abiding theme ... along with humour, the craic and an extensive knowledge of how teams work' Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph 'I found The Battle entrancing' Stephen Jones, Sunday Times 'Excellent ... [an] eye-opening account of the never-ending battles he fought' Rugby World 'Revelatory ... Unflinchingly charts his personal evolution ... He is not at all easy on himself' Keith Duggan, Irish Times

Ulysses (Annotated)


Author: James Joyce
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736813767
Category: Fiction
Page: 1064
View: 4367
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Ulysses (1922) is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel... he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Written over a seven-year period from 1914 to 1921. No book has ever been more eagerly and curiously awaited by the strange little inner circle of book-lovers and littérateurs than James Joyce's "Ulysses".

Kieran Read

Tribute to a Great Eight
Author: Matt Elliott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781869539184
Category: Rugby Union football
Page: 176
View: 1262
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n an era of some of the greatest All Blacks the game of rugby has ever seen, Kieran Read counts as one of the best. Stepping up to the role of captain in the absence of the legendary Richie McCaw, Kieran Read exhibits a rare blend of leadership, fearlessness and outstanding skills and game smarts on the paddock, and is hugely popular with players, coaches and administrators alike. Matt Elliott offers a tribute to this world-class number eight for his fans in New Zealand and around the world.

Angela's Ashes

A Memoir
Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068484267X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 363
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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies

Game Changer

The Art of Sports Science
Author: Fergus Connolly,Phil White
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 5279
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Team sports like football, basketball, soccer, and rugby are hugely popular the world over, on both college and professional levels, and such popularity means that they are big business. Very big. Broadcasting rights alone bring in billions: ESPN paid $5.6 billion to broadcast college football playoffs for twelve years; Turner Sports/CBS shelled out $10.4 billion to show the national college basketball tournament through 2024; and the most recent NBA TV deal came in at a cool $26.4 billion. As the rewards for winning have increased, it's no surprise that sports team budgets have followed suit. Sure, the athletic program at the University of Texas brought in $161 million last year, but the Longhorns also spent $154 million over the same period. Fifteen other college athletics program also racked up over $100 million in annual expenses. But that’s child's play compared to the outgoings at the world's most valuable soccer team, Manchester United, which spent more than $500 million in 2015. The trouble is that all this spending often fails to yield better results. Teams in all sports have tried just about every gimmick to "hack" their way to better performance. But as they've gotten stuck in stats, mired in backroom politics, and diverted by the facilities arms race, many have lost sight of what should've been their primary focus all along: the game itself. In Game Changer, Fergus Connolly shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experiences with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, Connolly has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analyzed, whether you're a player or a coach. The lessons of game day then can be used to create valuable learning experiences in training, evaluate the quality of your team’s performance, and home in on what’s working and what isn’t. Game Changer also shows you how to expand training focus from players' physical qualities to also advance athletes technically, tactically, and psychologically. His TTPP Model not only helps players continually progress but also stops treating them like a disposable commodity and instead prioritizes athlete health. Bringing together the latest evidence-based practices and lessons from business, psychology, biology, and many other fields, Game Changer is the first book of its kind that helps coaches, athletes, and casual fans: • Create a cohesive game plan that improves performance through defined objectives, strategies, and tactics • Put statistical analysis and technology into context so teams can bypass the hype and get meaningful results • Identify dominant qualities to maximize during training and limiting factors to improve • Create realistic, immersive learning experiences for individual players and the entire team that deliver defined outcomes • Structure player development with a new, holistic model that puts athlete health first and helps reduce the chance of injury and burnout • Balance training load so that all players are fresh and ready to play at their best in competition • Rethink coaching and organizational leadership and enhance communication, group dynamics, and player interaction • Create a winning team culture.

Man and Ball

My Autobiography
Author: Stephen Ferris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473525853
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 9383
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SHORTLISTED FOR RUGBY BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 'When I came into the Ulster team,' Stephen Ferris says with typical candour, 'we were crap'. It was, however, preferable to his day job of paving driveways, and that day in 2005 saw the start of an incredible journey for Ferris, Ulster and Ireland rugby. A Celtic League title in his very first senior season with Ulster. A Grand Slam in 2009, followed by a sensational Lions breakthrough. A starring role in Ireland's greatest World Cup win, over Australia in 2011, when Ferris famously picked up Will Genia and carried him ten yards. And leading Ulster from nowhere to the Heineken Cup final. Stephen Ferris had an incredible rugby career, tragically ended by ankle injuries so severe they will never properly heal. He is an inspiration to the population of Ulster, an emblem of the sport that serves as such a positive expression of its culture and identity, and earned the respect and admiration of fans across Ireland for his strength, pace, skill and courage. Fearless, funny and full of an incredible array of stories from behind the scenes of Ulster, Ireland and the Lions, this is the must-have rugby book of the year.

Prostate Cancer

Science and Clinical Practice
Author: Jack H. Mydlo,Ciril J. Godec
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128005920
Category: Medical
Page: 672
View: 2356
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Prostate Cancer, Science and Clinical Practice, Second Edition, continues to be an important translational reference that bridges the gap between science and clinical medicine. It reviews the biological processes that can be implicated in the disease, reviews current treatments, highlights the pitfalls where relevant, and examines the scientific developments that might result in future treatments. Key chapters from the previous edition have been updated, and a plethora of new chapters describe new concepts of prostate cancer biology and newly developed therapeutics. Each chapter has been written by internationally recognized specialists on prostate cancer epidemiology, genetic susceptibility, cancer metastases, prostate physiology, proteomics, new therapeutics, and clinical trials. Presents a comprehensive, translational source for all aspects of prostate cancer in one reference work Provides a common language for cancer researchers, oncologists, and urologists to discuss prostate tumors and how prostate cancer metastases affects other major organ systems Offers insights to research clinicians, giving them a key understanding the molecular basis of prostate cancer Offers insights to cancer researchers into how clinical observations and practices can feed back into the research cycle and, therefore, can contribute to the development of more targeted genomic and proteomic assays

Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0137135599
Category: Computers
Page: 366
View: 1083
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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

President Mary McAleese

Building Bridges - Selected Speeches and Statements
Author: Mary McAleese
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752471023
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 3189
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From 1997 to 2011, Mary McAleese has served as President of Ireland, and become one of the most popular presidents Ireland has ever has known. Representing Ireland on the world stage through the highs of the Celtic Tiger and the lows of recent years, she has sounded a voice that is trusted and respected and has become one of the finest examples of what Ireland could and should be. Her tenure, focusing on the building of bridges, creating an inclusive society, and celebrating all the peoples of Ireland, is mapped out here in a book that will become a touchstone for all those who have lived through these times.

Byrne Identity


Author: Lee Byrne
Publisher: Y Lolfa
ISBN: 1784615145
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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A childhood on a tough estate in Bridgend. Teenage years on building sites across Europe. Not the typical route to rugby stardom, but one that took Lee Byrne to the very top of world rugby, earning him 46 caps for Wales as one of the nation's best-ever full backs. This book charts his meteoric rise from Bridgend Athletic to the Scarlets and the Ospreys, winning a Grand Slam with Wales and selection for the Lions along the way. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Lee Byrne reveals all about his gambling habit, how he's come to terms with dyslexia, and how he struggled with depression after his enforced retirement due to injury. He lifts the lid on his refusal to play under Rob Howley, gives us a glimpse into rugby drinking culture and players' and coaches' hilarious off-field antics, and opens up about how the death of his good friend Jerry Collins affected him.

Super Jacob


Author: Latoya Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692085936
Category:
Page: 34
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Super Jacob is a childrens book that teaches children coping skills and how to have self control.

Rugby: The Game of My Life

Battling for England in the Professional Era
Author: Rob Andrew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473664179
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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'An excellent read' - Rugby World Rob Andrew is one of the key figures in modern rugby history: an outstanding international who won three Grand Slams with England and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions, he also played a central role in the game's professional revolution with his trailblazing work at Newcastle. During a long spell on Tyneside, he led the team to a Premiership title at the first opportunity, brought European action to the north-east and gave the young Jonny Wilkinson his break in big-time union by fast-tracking him into the side straight out of school. What happened off the field was equally eventful. Rob produced 'The Andrew Report' - the most radical of blueprints for the future of English rugby - and then, over the course of a decade as one of Twickenham's top administrators, found himself grappling with the extreme challenges of running a game repeatedly blown off course by the winds of change. He did not merely have a ringside seat as one of the world's major sports went through its greatest upheaval in a century: more often than not, he was in the ring itself.

A Time Lord for Change

In an Exciting Adventure With the Drabbles
Author: Barnaby Eaton-Jones,Elton Townend-Jones,Cliff Chapman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540336125
Category:
Page: 190
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A Time Lord for Change is a brand-new charity anthology that takes every single television Doctor Who story from 1963-2015 (from 'An Unearthly Child' to 'The Husbands of River Song') - covering all the Doctors, companions, adventures, and enemies - and responds to them re-imagines and re-interprets them as drabbles: stories, poems, letters, songs, vignettes and memoirs of exactly 100 words in length, no more, no less. And this book contains over 270 of them! Chinbeard Books - donating to mental health charity Mind - offers every fan of TV's Time Lord a new opportunity to take the Doctor's hand and step aboard the TARDIS to discover a whole new world of Doctor Who previously unseen, a world that's sometimes frightening, sometimes silly, sometimes irreverent and sometimes deliciously analytical; a world which features: The Twelfth Doctor choosing weapons and revealing more empathy cards; River Song telling us why she loves each Doctor; a trip behind the scenes with the Curator; the musings of a cat that likes kidney; the thoughts of a horse called Susan; Dalek/human parallels; another death for Rory; Monty Python's 'The Rings of Akhaten'; a 10-year-old re-watching a Christmas special; John Lumic stealing his big idea; what we might have had if we didn't have 'Blink'; the truth about that thing on Midnight; Donna's school report; what else got loose from Van Statten's collection; Adam's clever solution; the death-birth of Good Wolf; the War Doctor's many names; the Eighth Doctor's visit to HG Wells; a chance to save someone for old times' sake; Andrew Cartmel's Season 27; Kroagnon's other faux pas; the Master at the shops; the Sixth Doctor's final moments; the mind of a multi-coloured coat; what Chessene did next; Sil's involvement in Tranquil Repose; how the Earth's new name was chosen; Ibbotson on Facebook; the inter-galactic shipping forecast; the truth about Morgus; Sarah's kleptomania; Jano and the Sevateem; the famous Giant Prawn; the lie they told Adric; the Tenth Doctor at the Gateway; how the Daleks saved a child from depression; life on Dust or death on Earth for the Third Doctor; Zaroff's fishy secret; Ian Hendry as the leader of the Dominators; the creation of the Karkus; the Second Doctor's golden birth; the secret struggle of Sensorite women; how the Time War started; and the First Doctor's death amongst the Aztecs. All of that - and a lot more besides... A Time Lord for Change features a host of authors (a vortex of Wholigans, in fact) - over 100 professional and amateur contributors, including prominent names from Doctor Who itself: Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Andrew Cartmel, Robert Shearman, Jane Sherwin, and Terry Molloy. Other prominent contributors include: Joanne Harris, Paul Magrs, John Dorney, Neil Perryman, David J Howe, Simon Bucher-Jones, Paul Ebbs, Simon A Forward, Ian Potter, John Davies, James Gent, JR Southall, Alan Stevens, Fiona Moore, Steve Horry, Declan May, and Rebecca Vaughan; plus Cliff Chapman who conceived and commissioned the project, project publisher/producer Barnaby Eaton-Jones (Robin of Sherwood: The Knights of the Apocalypse) and critically acclaimed playwright and theatre producer Elton Townend Jones (The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe), who edits the collection.

Stand Up And Fight

When Munster Beat the All Blacks
Author: Alan English
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446442764
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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31/10/1978 Thomond Park. One of the greatest days in rugby history, Munster beat the All Blacks. More than 100,000 people claimed to have watched the game, even though the ground could only hold 12,000. Now Alan English tells the true story.

Rala

My Life in Rugby
Author: Patrick O'Reilly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781444743326
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 2238
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'Rala has a gift for making people feel at ease and special at the same time' Paul O'Connell Patrick 'Rala' O'Reilly has been bagman for the Irish rugby team for over twenty years. In that time he's witnessed many highs and lows. But for him rugby has always been about the people, the places and the experiences. Here, with his own inimitable wit and humour, he shares with us his unique memories of his time spent at the very centre of Irish and Lions rugby. From his early days with Terenure RFC to touring with the Lions in 2009 and 2013, to pre-match traditions, pranks, iPod playlists and his love affair with Inishbofin, he tells a behind-the-scenes story of team spirit and friendship. With anecdotes from Keith Wood, Brian O'Driscoll, Donncha O'Callaghan, Jamie Heaslip, Peter Clohessy, Paul O'Connell and others, Rala: A Life in Rugby gives us an insight into the world of rugby - as never seen before. 'He's a gent, a role model ... but, most importantly, he's a great friend' Jamie Heaslip 'Even when I stopped being captain, I'd find my bags in my room when I arrived at the hotel, and my laundry hanging on the back of my door. He didn't have to do that, but then there's so much that he didn't have to do, but he still did' Brian O'Driscoll

The Day of the Jackal


Author: Frederick Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101604670
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH “The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The New York Times The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man. One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.