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Dark Blue: The Despair Behind the Glory


By Shane Carty

Your story is a story for our time … if ever there was a story to connect with the young people of Ireland … it’s Shane’s story

(Ryan Tubridy, RTE’s The Late Late Show)

A must read for young people and parents alike … brilliantly written

(RTE’s Des Cahill)

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(Today FM’s Dermot & Dave Show)

Dark Blue: The Despair Behind the Glory – My Journey Back from the Edge

I wasn’t living anymore, I was just surviving.

From a young age, Shane Carthy had an amazing talent for sport. He quickly rose up through the ranks of Dublin football, playing on an All Ireland-winning team at the age of eighteen. In the midst of all of this success, he increasingly suffered from severe bouts of depression, hiding this from his family and all around him. For two long years, as he triumphed on the football field, he suffered through constant mental turmoil. With searing honesty, he tells of his journey through deepest depression, leading him to become hospitalised at nineteen years old, and how he learned to overcome his troubles and to love life again.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 2.8 × 19.8 cm

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