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  • Published: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781844883462
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Game of Throw-ins




The greatest comeback story since Jesus Christ got up on Easter Sunday and said, 'That was a weekend we won't forget in a hurry!'

I was a rugby player with a great future behind me. A 35-year-old father-of-five with an expanding waistline, who was trying to survive the bloody battlefield we call everyday life.

My son was locked in a violent turf war with a rival Love/Hate tour operator, my daughter was in love with a boy who looked like Justin Bieber and my old dear was about to walk up the aisle with a 92-year-old billionaire who thought it was still 1936.

I was, like, staring down the barrel of middle age with the contentment of knowing that I was the greatest Irish rugby player who no one in Ireland had ever actually heard of. Until a chance conversation with an old Jesuit missionary made me realize that it wasn't enough.

I was guided, as if by GPS, to a muddy field in - let's be honest - Ballybrack. And there I finally discovered my destiny - to keep a struggling Seapoint team in Division 2B of the All Ireland League.

Or die trying.

  • Published: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781844883462
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is a man of the people-if the people are basically birds and drop-dead focking gorgeous. Because life is short, roysh, so you can't fock about with, like, rolling mauls, you've got to head straight for the line. Which is second nature to a try-scorer like me, given my ball-handling skills. How the hell did I get so lucky? Focked if I know.

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly is the author of several bestselling books including; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-DressShould Have Got Off at Sydney Parade, and This Champagne Mojito is the Last Thing I Own.

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