SEáN BOYLAN

The Will to Win

Written by
Sean Boylan
and
John Quinn
Seán Boylan

Seán Boylan's own account of his years as manager of the Meath football team is an inspiring read and a must for any GAA enthusiast.

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288 pages
Size:
234x156 mm
ISBN:
9781847170040

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Renowned as the manager who brought the Sam Maguire to Meath after a gap of twenty years – and then brought it back again three more times – Boylan has led an interesting and extraordinary life.

Healer, herbalist, GAA manager, family man – he is an inspiration to all who come in contact with him. Here his profound understanding of the human spirit, of what really makes people tick, of how to engage a person's deepest loyalty shines through every sentence. This is a book of celebration of the best in people – his people.

Boylan's own account of his years as spoken to John Quinn. His own voice – his own words.

 

Seán Boylan is remembered for being the manager who brought the Sam Maguire to Meath after a gap of twenty years and then brought it back three more times. Born in Dunboyne, he has had a lifelong association with Co. Meath.

John Quinn is a writer and broadcaster. He retired from RTÉ Radio in 2002 after a distinguished career of twenty-seven years. He is the author of five children's novels, one adult novel and a memoir, Sea of Love, Sea of Loss. His children's novel The Summer of Lily and Esme won the Bisto Book of the Year Award in 1992. His most recent children's book, Bill and Fred, was published by The O'Brien Press in 2005. He lives in County Galway.

JOHN QUINN is a writer and broadcaster. He retired from RTÉ Radio in 2002 after a distinguished career of twenty-seven years. He is the author of five children's novels, one adult novel and a memoir, Sea of Love, Sea of Loss. His children's novel The Summer of Lily and Esme won the Bisto Book of the Year award in 1992. He lives in County Galway.

'An engaging autobiography . . . the Dunboyne native is a remarkable man in several ways and his career as a football manager is not the sole point of interest. As well as instructive glimpses of players with which he worked, there are compelling sections on his personal life and his work as a herbalist .. .The subject's charisma shines'

Kilkenny Voice

'Boylan has led an interesting and extraordinary life. Here we are exposed to his profound understanding of the human spirit and his opinion of what really makes people tick'

The Clare People
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