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Launch of Life, Death & Hurling, The Michael Duignan Story

posted 27 Oct 2011, 09:34 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 Aug 2012, 06:25 ]
Best of luck to Michael tonight on the launch of his book..see you all there..Tullamore Court Hotel @ 8pm

Here is the link on facebook..

Michael Duignan spent more than a decade earning a reputation as one of the most competitive hurlers in a sport famous for its uncompromising characters. He claimed two All-Ireland winner's medals as part of an Offaly team packed with natural ability and flair but which was saddl...ed, unfairly in Duignan’s view, with the label of being a group of feckless mavericks.

Since his retirement, he has established another reputation for himself as an equally uncompromising TV commentator, unafraid to 'tell it as he sees it'.But, behind Duignan's sporting success and high-profile media character,lies a more unconventional and complex man who has striven with tragedy off the sporting field. In September 2009, after a long and difficult battle, his wife, Edel, died from cancer.

In Life, Death & Hurling, Michael Duignan recounts his wife's struggle to overcome her cancer and, later, bravely accept her fate. He tells how Edel's fight to survive drew the couple and their sons, Seán and Brian, closer than ever. But her death, and Michael’s inability to cope with her passing, brought him into an ominous phase of his life with almost devastating consequences.

In his autobiography, Michael Duignan lays bare the events, both personal and professional, which have gone into shaping him over the years.