There is a new book out right now that will be one many of you footballer lovers wont want to miss. Do you have an interest in Irish sport? Particularly over the last few years? Well Eddie O’ Mahony’s “40 Shades of Green” is the book for you.
The book tells the story of the history of the Republic of Ireland teams shirt starting with Jack Charlton’s first game v Wales in 1986 and Liam Brady’s actual shirt and features every single Ireland shirt worn by the team and other historic items of the teams history right the way up to Wales away in October 2017.
We as a nation have lived through some spectacular moments as Irish football fans from Robbie Keane’s goal against the Germans in 2002 to as recent as the Robbie Brady’s goal V the Italians. We have had some priceless moments to look back on and this book is a great way to do just that.
The book is an exclusive first edition print run of just 300 exclusive copies. The books are now available for sale exclusively on FAISHOP.COM with just 70 left for sale this really would be an ideal Christmas present for someone this year.
We at InTallaght spoke to author Eddie about the book and why he has put some much work into it;
“The main aims of the book are to raise the debate/discussion around the lack of a fitting Irish soccer museum in this country and why our history is worth preserving and displaying to honour our past and inspire our future.
I am doing my best to raise its profile. It is being published by Lettertec in Cork. Three Ireland, sponsor of the FAI made a contribution to the publishing costs and Robbie Keane has kindly written the foreword for me.
The book has come to life mainly due to the extraordinary response I have received from publishers, sponsors, photographer agencies. The book is dedicated to James Nolan, a young Irish fan tragically passed away in Poland in 2012. The Irish football community has come together to make sure that James is remembered and his name lives on through the book and museum project.
Jimmy & Essie Nolan (James’ parents) featured in at also as they not only gave their blessing for the book but have been its greatest supporters.
The book remembers our proud Irish football past through items of our history but also, more importantly a fan, one of our own, a young man who sadly is not with us in person anymore but will always be with us in spirit as one of the ‘Boys in Green'”