AIM HIGH

Irish Sports Stars, Trailblazers and Mavericks

Written by
Donny Mahoney
,
Illustrated by
Eoin Coveney
Aim High

Meet the Irish men & women who topped the Sporting world. From heavyweight boxing champion Dan Donnelly to our greatest runner, Sonia O'Sullivan. From Brian O'Driscoll's amazing rugby performances to Rosemary Smyth's rally driving brilliance. Inspiring words and pictures for children of all ages.

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64 pages
Size:
242x180 mm
ISBN:
9781788492089

Meet the Irish men and women who aimed high in the sport they love. From Dan Donnelly, our first heavyweight boxing champion, to our greatest runner, Sonia O'Sullivan. From Brian O'Driscoll's amazing rugby performances to Rosemary Smyth's rally driving brilliance. From the heroic rowing of the O'Donoval brothers to the our women's hockey team: the first ever Irish team to reach a world final. Featuring many people whose achievements have fallen from view, such as Anne O'Brien (the first Irish female professional football player) and Francie Barrett, the first traveller to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games.

The remarkable stories of these trailblazers from throughout Ireland will inspire and excite children of all ages.

Donny Mahoney and illustrator Eoin Coveney will draw you into the amazing world of these athletes, and introduce the next generation of role models.

Donny Mahoney is a writer and journalist. He was born in America and has lived in Ireland since 2004. He is one of the co-founders of the website Balls.ie, where he works today.  

This book introduces us to sporting legends from as far back as the 1780s up to today’s leading Irish athletes, highlighting those who have become legends in this country and those whose impact has been global. The breadth of sports covered is vast, from popular sports such as GAA, soccer and rugby, to less widely practised sports such as road bowling and surfing. A must for all future Irish sports stars

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