Great Irish Non-Fiction


Number 9: A Fan For All Seasons by Graham Howard

Selected by: Cillian

First published: 2017

Availability: On Amazon, Waterstones online store and available as an ebook.

Why?: “It is the only book that I’m aware of that charts the history of the League of Ireland from its inception to the modern day. The book is told with great affection for football throughout the different eras.”

It Stays with you: “It is full of surprising facts, stories and anecdotes from the league. The book brings to life many characters and incidents League of Ireland fans will be aware of either directly or through word of mouth. The writing conveys a sense of being there on the terraces; whether in the 1920s or the 2000s.”

Who would like this?: “Anyone who has an interest in Irish football, local heroes and local sport. Anyone who has passed through a League of Ireland turnstile; from the fair-weather fan to the fanatic season goer.”

Great-Irish Non-Fiction’ is a reading list of 100 books chosen by YOU and highlighted over the coming weeks. If you would like to include a favourite leave your suggestion below.


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2 thoughts on “Great Irish Non-Fiction

  1. bisted

    …before the BBs land with their usual gratuitous comments…I’ve been remided recently that I may be a missing link…I’m related to both Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill…ffs

  2. ReproButina

    I’ve not read this one yet but I have read “Who stole our game” by Daire Whelan which is an excellent history of football in Ireland.

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