Christy O'Connor

Last Man Standing

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'Goalkeepers walk a tightrope between triumph and disaster…'

The hurling goalkeeper must surely occupy the most precarious position on the pitch — glorified as a saviour if their team succeeds and damned

if they fail. For this book Christy O'Connor has had unique and continuous access to twelve goalkeepers over one season and tracked their experiences

through the highs and lows, the celebrations and rejections, the saves and the

misses, resulting in an inside story never told before. The players talk frankly

about the pressures, the passion, the trauma, the disappointments and glories, the utter despair at being dropped from the team and the long road back to re-selection. The brotherhood of goalies forms a kind of inner club within

the hurling community — here we are taken into its heart and spirit as never

before.

Includes: Donal Óg Cusack (Cork); James McGarry (Kilkenny); Liam O'Donoghue (Galway); Brendan Cummins (Tipperary); Stevie Brenner (Waterford); Brian Mullins (Offaly); Timmy Houlihan (Limerick); Brendan McLoughlin (Dublin); Davy Fitzgerald (Clare); Graham Clarke (Down); DD Quinn (Antrim); Damien Fitzhenry (Wexford), as well as a wealth of stories and anecdotes about famous past teams and players.
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419 printed pages
Original publication
2012

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