A curious collection of true stories from the stranger side of rugby, featuring the the Irish international who arranged his marriage so he could play against England, the team of football players who beat their rugby counterparts at their own game, and the day the entire Wales team was sent off.
Offers an exploration of athletic success. This book shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player - and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components.
Cora Staunton is an iconic figure in the world of modern GAA. In this refreshingly candid book, Cora recalls finding refuge in the game after the death of her mother, but also speaks openly about the challenges and conflicts she and her teammates have experienced in the under-resourced world of female sport.