Philly McMahon The Choice - for young readers


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Two brothers growing up in the shadows of the Ballymun flats are on very different paths. Sports-mad Philly is on his way to the hallowed turf of Croke Park; John to exile, heartbreak and ultimately tragedy. But were these paths set in stone? Or does our fate lie in the choices we make?

The fictionalised account of Philly McMahon's multi-award-winning memoir will reach a whole new generation of readers, in a moving coming-of-age story for our times.

About the Author

Philly McMahon won eight All-Irelands with the Dublin football team before retiring at the end of 2021. Philly is also a performance coach with Bohemians, an entrepreneur and a social activist. Since losing his brother, John, in 2012, Philly has become an outspoken advocate for addiction and mental health initiatives and is passionate about intervention for young people.

Niall Kelly is a journalist and deputy editor of He previously worked with Philly on his award-winning and bestselling memoir for adults, The Choice.

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