The Autobiography (Inglés) Tapa dura – 24 septiembre 2015 de Henry Shefflin


The Autobiography (Inglés) Tapa dura – 24 septiembre 2015

de Henry Shefflin
Genero : Biografías Y Autobiografías (Libros)

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There is a compelling story in a young man's rise from the rural middle class of south Kilkenny to being one of our finest sportsmen. He became much more than a hurler ... This memoir is cast in its author's likeness, honest but tactful, direct without being brusque (Irish Examiner). Since the turn of the millennium, when Kilkenny established itself as the dominant force in hurling, one man has stood out: Henry Shefflin. Now widely regarded as the greatest hurler of all time, Shefflin has won more All-Stars and more All-Ireland medals than any other player in history. Now, Shefflin tells his own story: an intensely personal, honest and self-questioning account of the fiercely driven man at the heart of a remarkable sequence of Kilkenny sides. Beneath the surface image of calm efficiency and effortless genius, his hurling life has included its share of bitter disappointments, agonizing injuries and self-doubt. As a young player, he did not seem to be marked out for greatness: as late as the summer of 1998, he was sixteenth man - out of sixteen - for Kilkenny intermediates, and he came very close to taking a job in the States. By the end of that summer, he was racking up huge scores for the under-21s; by November, he was in the senior panel; and by the following summer he was a fixture in the senior team. What happened thereafter has become the stuff of legend - but Shefflin never bought into the 'King Henry' myth. What this book reveals is how a fairly ordinary young man achieved extraordinary things through a remarkable combination of hard work, intense focus and utter determination. He writes with warmth and candour of the great rivalries with Cork and Tipperary, the controversies, the injuries, the regrets, and the greatest days. He paints a nuanced portrait of his relationship with Brian Cody, of the dynamics within a team full of great players and personalities, and of the relationships that sustained him through his darkest times. What emerges is the testament of a man utterly committed to his craft, to his community and to his county, and one of the truly great Irishmen of recent times.. 'The greatest player of this, or perhaps any, generation' Sean Moran, Irish Times. Henry Shefflin was born in 1979 and started playing senior inter-county hurling for Kilkenny in 1999. He won a record eleven All-Irelands, and been selected as an All-Star eleven times and as Hurler of the Year a record three times. He is the all-time leading scorer in championship hurling.. The long-awaited autobiography of the legendary hurler Henry ShefflinIn an era when Kilkenny established itself as the dominant force in hurling, one man stood out from a remarkable group of players: Henry Shefflin. Now widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Shefflin has more All-Stars, Hurler of the Year awards and All-Ireland medals than any other hurler. But beneath the surface image of calm efficiency and effortless genius, his hurling life has included its share of bitter disappointments, agonizing injuries and intense rivalries. Now, in what will be an essential read, Shefflin tells his own story.'The greatest player of this, or perhaps any, generation' Sean Moran, Irish Times'There is a compelling story in a young man's rise from the rural middle class of south Kilkenny to being one of our finest sportsmen. He became much more than a hurler ... This memoir is cast in its author's likeness, honest but tactful, direct without being brusque' Irish Examiner

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Honest account of the emotional journey of a great hurling career In this book, Henry Shefflin gives a good degree of insight into the level of commitment, honesty and spirit that he invested on his way to a record 10 All-Ireland senior hurling medals. If you are looking for a blow by blow account of even the top level games, you won't find them in this book. This is not a fault in my view. If you are looking for the secret to his success, I am not sure if you will find it here either. Unless of course you are prepared to settle for guts, honesty, spirit, incredible passion - and the love and support of others. The emotional and physical journey he went through in the last few years is particularly searing - and I am not sure if even Henry himself would recommend it. But as a tale of the power of utter commitment and love of what you do, to go beyond what you think you are capable of, and then of savouring the moments when it all pays off - this is an exemplar.
Honest, insightful, funny & a deeply satisfying read Sporting autobiographies can be a risky affair - you don't want to be let down by your sporting heroes. Fear not - you're in safe hands with Shefflin. This is a great read and there is a fantastic feeling of getting the inside story on key moments during the last 16 years that hurling people will take great joy recalling. There is a lovely directness and honesty - no passages feel salacious or deliberately controversial, and the chronicling of the psychological challenges facing one of the greatest men to ever play really brings home how tough the battle within yourself to be the best truly is. A great read.
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