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Book Launch: Just Follow the Floodlights!

November 8, 2018

Brian Kennedy, author of a new book on League of Ireland football ‘Just Follow the Floodlights!’, will be presenting the first copy to Martin Lawlor at half-time at this Saturday’s match between Dundalk and Derry City at Oriel Park (kick-off 2pm).

Shortly after the match – on stage in the Lilywhite Lounge – Lawlor will be joined by other Lilywhite Legends, including Dermot Keely and Tommy McConville, to formally launch the book.

Book details:
In 1921, when we were fighting for our Independence, the first Free State League was born. Ninety years on, the League of Ireland is still going strong. Over time there have been such wonderful players, teams and moments – Shamrock Rovers’ six-in-a-row, Waterford’s majestic Blues, Drumcondra in their pomp, the multitude of wonderful Cork sides, Derry City welcomed South, European nights at Dundalk, 48,000 in Dalymount to watch England, Paddy Coad, Shay Gibbons, Turlough O’Connor, Jackie Jameson, Miah Dennehy. Even Dixie Dean got a slice of the action!

Whether you stood on the terraces at Tolka Park or worshipped at The Showgrounds or Market’s Field, Just Follow the Floodlights! will enthral you with stories from all 47 clubs that have graced the League of Ireland, each producing their own magical memories from one generation to the next.

With numerous nostalgic photographs, amusing anecdotes and larger-than-life characters, this book will appeal not only to the loyal League of Ireland fraternity, but to football lovers and sports fans everywhere.

“Each one of the League of Ireland clubs contained in Brian Kennedy’s superb history of Irish professional football has provided inspiration for generations of young Irish people. . . This splendidly researched book is a timeless portrayal of the lives of men and the clubs they created. It highlights legacies that will last as long as the imaginations they ignited . . .”
 – Damien Richardson, from the Foreword

Price: €19.95

You can purchase the book here.

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