The Autobiography

The Autobiography


By (author) Sean Og O hAilpin

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  • Publisher: Penguin Ireland
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 236mm x 26mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 23 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844882748
  • ISBN 13: 9781844882748
  • Sales rank: 123,787

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Sean Og O hAilpin, the iconic hurler of his generation, tells his own story. Sean Og O hAilpin became synonymous with Cork hurling during a period when the Rebel County reached the highest of highs and was regularly gripped by controversy. Making his trademark barnstorming solo runs from left wing-back, Sean Og emerged as the lynchpin of the great group of Cork hurlers that won five Munster titles and three All-Irelands; in 1999 he contested All-Ireland finals in both codes. He was also central in standing up for players' rights against the Cork county board - a source of great controversy and two painful strikes. Now, Sean Og tells his own story in his own words - a story every GAA fan has been waiting to read. Full of frank insights, Sean Og's autobiography is not just an essential sporting story; it is an essential Irish story. "A captivating tale of family, identity and belonging". (Sunday Business Post). "Hugely enjoyable". (Evening Echo). "Sean Og's autobiography is a fine read. What an extraordinary figure he is". (Sonia O'Sullivan). "Riveting". (Irish Daily Star). "Excellent ...a really enjoyable read". (Christy O'Connor, Evening Echo).

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Author information

Sean Og O hAilpin has won five Munster titles, three All-Irelands and three All-Stars as a Cork hurler, as well as one Munster title as a footballer. He captained Cork to the 2005 All-Ireland title.

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A captivating tale of family, identity and belonging Sunday Business Post Hugely enjoyable Evening Echo Sean Og's autobiography is a fine read. What an extraordinary figure he is -- Sonia O'Sullivan Excellent ... a really enjoyable read -- Christy O'Connor Evening Echo Riveting Irish Daily Star This is Sean Og as he really is. Essential reading Irish Examiner A compelling, honest read that draws blood along the way ... a tale so rich that the wonder never leaves -- Michael Clifford Irish Daily Mail