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Jason Sherlock

Jason Sherlock

Great Irish Sports Stars

The inspiring story of how a boy from Dublin's northside found strength in his difference to become a gaelic football great. Choosing GAA over basketball, soccer and hurling, "Jayo" inspired a generation of fans and players. He went on to be a key member of Jim Gavin's 5-in-a-row backroom team.

Paperback: €8.99
Paperback: 208 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9781788492522

E-Book (ePub): €5.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781788493031

Category: Biography/Memoir, Sport

Before Jason Sherlock was an icon of Hill 16, he was a prodigy in basketball, soccer and even hurling. Follow Jason’s journey from an estate in Finglas to the top of the Irish sporting world and how he became an Dublin GAA icon as the Boys in Blue won the All-Ireland football final in 1995. It wasn't always easy, as Jason had to cope with racist abuse from an early age. After his inspiring playing career, Jason would go on to become a trusted assistant for Jim Gavin during Dublin's five-in-a-row run. Discover how a boy from the Dublin northside found strength in his difference to become a gaelic football great.

Donny Mahoney

Donny Mahoney is a writer and journalist. He was born in America and has lived in Ireland since 2004. He is one of the co-founders of the website Balls.ie, where he works today.  

The O’Brien Press, meanwhile, have broadened their Great Irish Sports Stars series with titles on Dublin footballer Jason Sherlock and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, adding to previous biographies of Cora Staunton, Colm Gooch Cooper, and Cork legend Sonia O’Sullivan

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