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A collage of personal memories passed over into family myth, here is a funny and moving account of a childhood spent on pitches, sidelines and in stands struggling to make sense of competition and the outsized role it plays in the lives of men and boys, fathers and sons From tough lessons on the parish pitch and the politics of afterschool soccer, to the euphoria of Croke Park and brushes with sporting demigods, Boy Wonder is one man s story but a testament to every man s experience....

Title : Boy Wonder: Tales from the Sidelines of an Irish Childhood
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ISBN : 0717178927
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Gill Books Gill Macmillan Ltd December 31, 2017
Number of Pages : 224 pages
File Size : 698 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Boy Wonder: Tales from the Sidelines of an Irish Childhood Reviews

  • Padraig Mac Suibhne
    2019-03-11 15:17

    Beautiful book, filled with emotion. Sometimes you have to go away to appreciate where you come from. A great storyteller, even as a young fella growing up, Dave captures the period brilliantly, and has the power to open up the same emotions in his readers. A gem of a book.

  • Avid Reader
    2019-03-10 20:06

    As promised, the book gives the reader a "wonder" filled peek at a boy's childhood of sporting adventures with organized clubs and neighborhood lads The book is populated with characters to enjoy and admire. A happy Irish childhood -- who knew?

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-07 14:16

    Highly recommend this book for any one who grew up obsessed with all things sport. This was a very entertaining read and a nice trip down memory lane especially for those living abroad.

  • sea turtle lover
    2019-03-18 21:03

    well written nostalgic tale that we can all relate to,