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  • Published: 15 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099522621
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $29.99
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Eddie O'Sullivan: Never Die Wondering

The Autobiography




The candid story of Ireland's most successful national rugby coach

In over a century of international rugby, Ireland won six Triple Crowns. With Eddie O’Sullivan at the helm, they won three in four years. The Corkman is, thus, the most successful national coach in Irish rugby history, a fact that - theoretically - ought to confer legendary status upon him in his homeland.

But the reality has been rather different for O’Sullivan. In fact, few figures in Irish sport divide opinion quite like the man who coached the so-called ‘golden generation’ of Irish rugby through seven Six Nations’ Championships. Ireland’s abject performance at the ‘07 World Cup in France prompted extraordinary levels of criticism and O’Sullivan took the brunt of it.

His team had gone to the tournament considered among the favourites for the title after a storming Six Nations tournament in which they slaughtered England by thirty points on an emotion-charged day at Croke Park. Indeed, O’Sullivan was thought at the time to be a likely Lions coach for the ‘09 tour to South Africa. Yet, Ireland failed to

  • Published: 15 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099522621
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $29.99
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About the author

Eddie O'Sullivan

Eddie O'Sullivan is a former PE teacher who took an unorthodox route up the coaching ladder. O'Sullivan's first success was actually to deliver a national under-15 basketball crown to a small convent in Co. Galway. Yet, he would go on to guide his country to three Triple Crowns between '04 and '07. Now 50, he lives in Moylough, Co. Galway with wife Noreen and children, Katie and Barry.

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