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Dub Sub Confidential
A Goalkeeper's Life with - and without - the Dubs
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Searingly honest; funny and sad at the same time -- Gavin Cummiskey Dub-Sub Confidential has already become a sort of handbook for anyone in sport struggling with mental health issues, and for good reason: not many footballers will openly confess to double-popping pills or turning up for training half blitzed. Yet Leonard is clearly in a better place now. -- Ian O'Riordan * Irish Times * A must read * Loaded, Top 10 Books of 2015 * Compelling and ground-breaking -- Dave Hannigan * Evening Echo * Outstanding. Can't recommend it highly enough. Instant classic. * Joe Molloy * Engaging, honest, sad and frightening in places - ultimately raw and real. Couldn't put it down -- Ryle Nugent * RTE * John Leonard's brutally honest account of a road less travelled and his time as understudy to iconic Dubs keeper Stephen Cluxton transcends sport. * Irish Independent * A fine read -- Damian Lawlor A great read. Honest and really well written * Conor McKeon * Students of Gaelic football will be intrigued by his account of the rivalry with Cluxton, arguably the most important player of modern times * Sunday Times * Remarkable ... a stark and searingly honest memoir * the42.ie * The overall feeling of Leonard's sporting life is of a high-wire act. He somehow managed to have a part-time romance with Dublin football while full-bloodedly chasing whatever and whoever was on offer in Dublin after dark ... There is an antic and often jubilant energy to Leonard's writing -- Keith Duggan * Irish Times * Reads like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ... a great read * Ray D'Arcy, RTE Radio 1 * As fascinating as its insights into the Dublin dressing room and the big matchdays are, to reduce Dub Sub Confidential to being just a sports or GAA book is to do it an injustice; it is an astonishing, exceptional, visceral account of a confused young man -- Kieran Shannon * Irish Examiner * Four decades after Eamon Dunphy published Only a Game?, his seminal book on football, John Leonard has produced the Gaelic football equivalent - only it's better ... This strikingly blunt and honest portrait of the bizarre goings-on in the GAA world includes astute observations not just on modern sport but also modern life. * Sunday Times Sports Books of the Year *
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John Leonard was born in Dublin in 1976. He won a Dublin club championship with St Sylvester's in 1996 and represented Dublin at minor, under-21, junior and senior level. He now spends much of his time travelling the world filming documentaries of people who make a difference in their communities. He also blogs and interviews people for his websites www.soberpaddy.com and www.fivepointfive.org.