**Dubray Staff Recommended Read** Tadhg Coakley has had a life wrapped up in, and around, the world of sport. Part memoir, part reflection, all sports fans will find a kindred spirit within the pages of this book. His snapshot reminiscences of sporting milestones will evoke memories in us all – with all the thrills and excitement that came with them - while also exploring the importance, and failings, of sport in our communities and the world beyond. An entertaining and thought-provoking read. Recommended by Emma Shannon, Dubray Cork
As a young footballer, Clare Shine seemed to have it all. By 19, she was a full-time professional and a senior international, but was also addicted to alcohol, had experimented with drugs and attempted suicide. This is the story of a girl struggling to find her identity, a journey in search of confidence and self-belief and a remarkable recovery.
Irish rugby has produced many charismatic figures over its history. None more than Willie Anderson. Crossing The Line is the story of a life challenged by sectarianism, alcohol addiction, and personal tragedy. It is the story of a triumph over adversity.
A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. An endlessly re-readable autobiography that offers a candid and fascinating insight into the complex and problematic life of a sporting great. (Jack Byrne, Kilkenny)
Between defeat by Trevor Berbick in December 1981 and lighting the Olympic flame in July 1996, Ali spent 15 bizarre years traversing the globe. Sometimes hilarious, often terribly poignant, this book chronicles Ali preaching Islam, causing havoc and touching lives from Beijing to Birmingham, Detroit to Damascus, Khartoum to the Khyber Pass.