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Sporting Legends of Ireland (Contents)

Turtle and James Fennell discussed the book on Ireland AM (TV3, now Virgin Media). They were also interviewed by Darragh Maloney (RTE Radio One) and Tom Dunne (Newstalk 106). The book was published in September 2010.

Turtle’s book,’Sporting Legends of Ireland’, with photographer James Fennell, was nominated for the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year Award in 2010.

It features portrait interviews with 44 of Ireland’s leading sportsmen and women, probing the question as to whether they were simply born to greatness or was it all about how much they trained and a certain degree of luck.

The book quickly caught the headlines with major interviews for the authors on RTE Radio One, Newstalk and TV3. An exhibition of photographs from the book went on show at the Hunt Museum in Limerick City, Ireland, in May 2011.

 

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Reviews of Sporting Legends of Ireland

 

A Sporting Introduction.

 

GAA

 

Rugby

 

 

Football

 

  • Packie Bonner

 

Hockey

 

  • Stephen Martin

 

Cricket

 

 

Handball

 

 

Reverse of Sporting Legends book cove

Cycling

 

  • Stephen Roche

 

 

Equestrian

 

 

 

Snooker

 

  • Ken Doherty

 

Golf

 

 

Athletics

 

 

Pole Vaulting

 

  • Denny Hyland

 

Tennis

 

  • June Ann Fitzpatrick-Byrne

 

Rally Driving

 

 

Rowing

 

Reverse of Sporting Legends book cover.

  • Niall O’Toole

 

Wrestling

 

  • Dave Finlay Jr.

 

Greyhounds

 

 

Boxing

 

 

Poker and Swimming

 

  • Donnacha O’Dea

 

Naas Racecourse – Nursery of Champions

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