Dub Sub Confidential: A Goalkeeper’s Life with – and without – the Dubs by John Leonard

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Whether you are a sports fan or not, you will be gripped by this honest, funny, sad story of a footballer on the Dublin panel, living in the shadow of Stephen Cluxton.  Thought by many to be the outstanding sports memoir of 2015, I can but agree.

This is an account of what it’s like to find the one thing that you excel at in life and the frustrations of not being able to shine as you wish to do. The book grips you from page one, with it’s raw emotion and wit. John’s story is one of achievement, addiction and rehabilitation, but we are dealing with no saint here, rather a man who struggled with his demons and found a reason to pull back from the brink of destruction. What shines through is the importance of family and the support and love of John’s father, thorough all life’s ups and downs.

If you want a book that moves you to laughter and tears, a book that you cannot put down until you reach the end, then read this. Highly recommended!


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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