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Publisher Description

Cake: the utterly distinctive memoirs of Shane Curran.

In an age when sportsmen have perfected the art of saying nothing and suppressing any trace of personality, Shane 'Cake' Curran is a beacon of light: passionate, outspoken, utterly himself. As a rare two-code goalkeeper - for Roscommon in Gaelic football and for Athlone Town in soccer - he made his own rules, soloing mesmerisingly out of goal, inventing a new style of kicking tee, and famously poaching a penalty kick a teammate had lined up in the 1989 Connacht minor final. Brave, honest and hilarious, Cake tells the story of an Irish sportsman who has lived the dream in his own utterly distinctive way.

'He was gangbusters' Chris O'Dowd

'A terrific book' Paul Kimmage

'Richly entertaining' Irish Times

'A natural storyteller' Sunday Times

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
2 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
5
MB

Customer Reviews

Earl of the West ,

Great humour and insight

Shane Curran's autobiography reads like he played - with carefree abandon. Searing honesty about some of the players, referees and culturally accepted ideas in the GAA that simply have to go.

Had no idea about his work with Global Flood Solutions, but fair play to him!