The Second Captains Sports Annual, Volume 1 is the book you’ve been waiting for your entire life. Well, your entire life since you stopped reading sports annuals as a child.
A co-production between Second Captains and Sweatshop, there’s more feature writing and bad language than your old Shoot! used to contain but expect all the things that made those annuals the very last word in school-ground literary chic.
Printed and produced in Ireland and featuring design from Trevor Finnegan, cartoons from The Guardian’s David Squires and Ireland’s Colm Mac Athlaoich and writing from Ken Early, Eoin McDevitt, Amy O’Connor, Murph, and Simon Hick, among others.
This is the ultimate loving gift [purchase at link below] for the Second Captains fan in your family. Or a cousin you don’t really like.
To celebrate this week’s book launch we like to offer Broadsheet readers, three, yes THREE copies of the book. To enter, just complete this sentence:
“Well Brian, at the end of the day it’s a book of two halves and I deserve it because_____________________________________’
Brand New Retro‘s Brian McMahon will launch the Brand New Retro buke this Thursday at 6.30pm upstairs in the Workman’s Club [Wellington Quay], Dublin.
It’s the best of and latest greatest hits from the Brand New Retro site.
After almost 5 years of digitising content for brandnewretro.ie the time is right to bring these scans back to the format in which they first appeared, and the format in which they are best appreciated. Print. I am delighted to announce that the Brand New Retro book will be on sale from this Thursday. The book is a uniquely Irish compendium of over 700 images, adverts and articles featuring the best bits from brandnewretro.ie along with lots of new scans. The book is a collaboration with my pal Joe Collins and is published through Liberties Press.
A night of Irish pop culture will ensue at MVP, Clanbrassil Steet, Dublin 8 tonight.
This Is Banter will be joined by Brian, Joe Collins and Sinead Kenny to talk about the motivation behind Brand New Retro and the early days of Irish pop culture and Life before the Internet.
The Ludosport Lightsaber Combat Academy comes to Ireland.
Follow in the footsteps of Obi Wan Kenobi and lean to the light side of the Force or emerge from Emperor Palpatine’s dark shadow as a Sith. Come to classes “Solo” or bring a whole “Empire” of friends.
Yes, yes we get it.
Classes attract a wide range of people; those who are interested in the fantasy element and those interested in the sporting side. So whether you’re a Star Wars or sci-fi fan, a fencer, martial artist or simply looking for a new fun way to keep fit Classes [details at link below] are suitable for all ages over 12, currently taking place in Dublin city and Bray with plans to expand to more locations in the New Year….
Want to explore how men can build a strong team around themselves and each other to support one another through all life’s events?
Oliver of Pieta House [self harm/suicide prevention centre] writes:
We’re hosting an event with Joe.ie called ‘The Bounce of the Ball’ in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory [King’s Inns] on November 19th from 7pm to mark International Men’s Day and tie in with the work Pieta House do and, in particular, our Mind Our Men campaign.
Speakers on the night include Eoghan McDermott, Jack McGrath, Paul Flynn and Joe Caslin – each of them will discuss the ups and downs of life and how support is crucial when the bounce of the ball doesn’t go your way.