All Ireland winner Donal Reid to release book next month


'Confessions of a Gaelic Football', a book written by former Donegal senior footballer, Donal Reid, will be published in October.

The book, something of a labour of love by Reid, will be the first publication by any starting member of the historic first ever Donegal winning All-Ireland senior panel. It is also to mark the approach of the 25th anniversary of the breakthrough.

Reid, who writes a weekly column in the 'Donegal Democrat', says it has been a lifelong ambition to put into print the highs and lows of a life immersed in Gaelic football.

The book chronicles life in the Reid household as a young boy, school, college, work, marriage and especially football.

It also charts the major life changes which Reid experienced in more recent years; his life-changing trips to Medjugorje which has given him a whole new perspective on life.

The book is dedicated to his wife Maura and daughters Donna and Roisin and all proceeds from the sale of the publication will go towards Pieta House.

The launch of 'Confessions of a Gaelic Footballer' will take place in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday, 22nd October at 8 p.m. Put the date in your diary. All welcome.