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Cake By Shane Curran

Cake by Shane Curran

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Summary

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. As a rare two-code goalkeeper, he made his own rules, inventing a new style of kicking tee. This book tells the story of an Irish sportsman who has lived the dream in his own distinctive way.

Cake Summary

Cake: The Autobiography of a Passionate, Outspoken Sportsman and Entrepreneur by Shane Curran

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

Cake Reviews

Richly entertaining * Irish Times *
One of the best GAA autobiographies of the last five years * Irish Examiner *
A natural storyteller ... the stories are raw and largely uncut, including the time he produced a bag of his own blood in the dressing room as part of a pre-match speech * Sunday Times *
It's hilarious, honest and brave, but best of all it's a damned good book. * hoganstand.com *
On the pitch and off it, many would say that the man from Castlerea is a unique prospect. As for the rest? Let them eat Cake. * RTE Guide *
A terrific book -- Paul Kimmage
Cake ... is rollicking fun, which you'd expect, and quite deep and thoughtful in places, which you might not -- Malachy Clerkin * Irish Times *

About Shane Curran

Shane Curran was born in 1971. After a playing career that spanned four decades and two codes and included an All-Ireland club championship victory at the age of 41, he runs Global Flood Solutions. He lives in Co. Roscommon.

Additional information

GOR006204244
9781844883530
1844883531
Cake: The Autobiography of a Passionate, Outspoken Sportsman and Entrepreneur by Shane Curran
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2014-10-02
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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