‘For the Love of the Game’ calendar is launched to celebrate success of Paul’s book
A BALLYFERMOT man launched a calendar to celebrate the success of a book he wrote that has sold 1,700 copies.
In 2014, Paul O’Brien, a key figure in five-, six- and seven-a-side leagues in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, launched ‘For the Love of the Game’.
The Kylemore resident, a brother of former Athlone Town goalkeeper Mick O’Brien, interviewed numerous players around the country, collecting photographs, and generating finance to compile the book.
Among the players who featured in the small-sided leagues were ex-Millwall and Republic of Ireland midfielder Dave Savage, former League of Ireland stars Joe Lawless, Richie Purdy, Tommy Dunne, Aaron Lynch, Paul Stokes, Dave Campbell, Aaron Callaghan, Tony O’Dowd and Joey Malone.
Paul sold 1,700 copies of the book – it is available to read at Ballyfermot Library.
The calendar features interviews from many of the players that played in Paul’s teams.
The calendars are on sale for €5 at the Full Stop Café in Ballyfermot or can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 085 285 6402.