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Keane: Origins


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Eoin O'Callaghan is an award-winning sportswriter and broadcaster. He has written extensively for a host of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, The42 and The Irish Examiner while also serving as a football columnist for Yahoo Sports. As a TV host, reporter and commentator, he's worked with Fox Sports, BBC, RTE and Setanta Sports while he created, executive-produced and starred in Celtic Soul, a critically-acclaimed documentary which screened across 23 cities in 10 different countries and received a theatrical release in Ireland and the UK. He's covered a litany of high-profile sports events, including World Cups, UEFA Champions League finals, Ryder Cups and Olympic Games.


Superb. Of all the words written on Roy Keane, this book goes further than anything before. Brilliant, fascinating insight into a man who intrigues us all - Daniel Taylor You may think you know the Roy Keane story but here is the definitive work that charts his extraordinary journey from Cork boy to ultimate football man in exhaustive and entertaining detail. In an enthralling narrative, Eoin O'Callaghan has pieced together the formative years of a legend using the testimony of eyewitnesses who watched one of their peers outstrip them all. The tale of how Roy Keane came to be is a quite brilliant addition to the Irish football canon. - Dave Hannigan, sports columnist, The Irish Times O'Callaghan is an excellent sportswriter. In this, his first book, he deftly takes the reader through Keane's formative years from the early days at Rockmount via Clough and Jack Charlton to his arrival at Ferguson's United: a well-told rites of passage. Eoin O'Callaghan writes with genuine-felt respect for and knowledge of his subject, a huge Irish talent and controversial personality, who fought hard, against the odds, to reach the summit of his football playing career. - Jimmy Burns, author The Hand Of God: The Life of Diego Maradona Brilliant insight into one of the sport's enduringly fascinating characters... A fascinating book on a man who intrigues us all... Of all the words written about Roy Keane, this book goes further than anything before...superb. A book every Roy Keane fan will want to read - Daniel Taylor, senior football writer, The Athletic

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