Damian Lawlor When the World Stops Watching: Life After the Game


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As every sportsperson knows, the dream can't go on forever. After years of dedication, sacrifice and single-minded obsession to get to the top, one day it all has to end.

When the World Stops Watching tells the real inside stories of what happened next for sixteen Irish sports stars, as they faced the brand-new challenges of normal life. From the highs of Grand Slam rugby, World Cup football, the Olympic Games, European Tour golf and GAA stardom, these born competitors recount the seismic aftershocks of retirement and the effect it had on them, both physically and mentally.

The lives of sporting icons can change overnight. This is a searingly honest and compelling account of what life is really like after the game. FEATURING Marcus Horan, Tommy Bowe, Paul Carberry, Niall Quinn, Sonia O'Sullivan, Paul McGee AND MORE

About the Author

Damian Lawlor is a best-selling author and sports broadcaster with RTE. He comes from Kilruane in County Tipperary and lives with his family in Naas, County Kildare. This is his seventh book.

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'Honest and raw . . . a vital and eye-opening read'
- Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times

'Absolutely terrific'
- Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent

'A captivating insight into the struggles faced when Irish sports stars retire'
- Eddie O'Sullivan

'Uniquely insightful'
- Ian O'Riordan, Irish Times

'A terrific concept, expertly executed'
- Enda McEvoy, Sunday Times


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