Emerald Exiles

 17.95

by Barry Landy

Follow the stories of the Irish footballers who journeyed beyond the UK and Ireland in search of opportunity and adventure.

 Emerald Exiles: How the Irish Made Their Mark on World

When football players leave Ireland behind in the hopes of carving out a future in the professional game, they often end up plying their trade in the UK –competing for a chance in the Premier League, the Scottish Premiership, or the numerous leagues below them.

For decades, this has been the most attractive and obvious career path for Irish players. But what of those players who ventured further afield in search of glory, adventure, or simply their next touch of the ball?

Since the dawn of the men’s professional game well over a century ago, and up to the more recent expansion of women’s football, Irish players – and coaches too – have made their mark on clubs and nations around the world. For the first time, Emerald Exiles brings together the stories of these pioneering players, who pursue football wherever they can, venturing beyond tradition and navigating the personal and professional highs and lows that journey brings with it. Charting the careers of players and managers such as Liam Brady, Robbie Keane, Anne O’Brien, Stephanie Roche, Frank Stapleton and a host of others – and featuring exclusive first-hand interviews with numerous players, Emerald Exiles is a unique analysis of Ireland’s mark on world football and the individual stories behind it.

About the Author

Barry Landy is a freelance journalist, based in County Louth. He is the editor of LouthNow.ie. His football reporting appears in the Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Star, The Irish Sun, The Irish Times, The42.ie, and RTÉ.ie among others. Barry is the former editor of The Emerald Exiles, a website dedicated to following the fortunes of Irish footballers plying their trade outside of the UK and Ireland. Emerald Exiles is his first book.

The LitVox Bookshop

Our bookshop’s range grows by the day. Moreover, we pride ourselves on being able to track down and obtain any book our customers want. Our recommendations service is open for all to use. If we recommend books to you through this service, we’ll be able gather up those books and send them to you no matter where you are in the world. If you’re buying your books as a gift, we can gift-wrap them in a lovely bundle and send them wherever in the world you wish! We can even hand-write your greetings card with your personal message.

Remember that if you’re buying books as a gift, we also offer a wide-range of book prints, gifts and greetings cards for readers of all ages! Check out our print studio and gift-shop today. If you have any special requests for your order or need further gift inspiration, just contact our team at hello@litvox.com, we’re ready and waiting to help!

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 11.1 × 1.4 × 17.8 cm

You may also like…

  • Rock 'n' Roll Soccer

    Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer

     15.00
  • Danish Dynamite

    Danish Dynamite

     13.00
  • What We Think About When We Think About Football

    What We Think About When We Talk About Football

     13.00