By Dónal McAnallen
In 2001, Cormac McAnallen used to be voted younger Footballer of the 12 months. In 2003, he helped Tyrone to its first-ever All-Ireland championship win, and used to be named an All-Star. He was once, via any degree, the best and so much promising younger footballers in Ireland.
But in March 2004, Cormac McAnallen died without notice of an undetected center situation. He used to be, actually, a tender megastar shrink simply as he entered his major.
As he labored his method up in the course of the ranks of membership, tuition and inter-county soccer, Cormac commonly had his brother Dónal - only a 12 months older - by way of his part. not anyone else on the earth knew in addition to Dónal did how badly Cormac desired to be successful, how tough he labored, or how a lot proposal he positioned into his game.
In The Pursuit of Perfection, Dónal McAnallen attracts upon Cormac's diaries and frank self-assessments, and his personal stories in their reviews, to create a extraordinary portrait of a tender sportsman's frame of mind and strategies. it really is either the most awesome GAA books ever written and - in its intimacy and intensity - a publication that transcends Gaelic games.
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In 2001, Cormac McAnallen used to be voted younger Footballer of the 12 months. In 2003, he helped Tyrone to its first-ever All-Ireland championship win, and used to be named an All-Star. He used to be, via any degree, the best and such a lot promising younger footballers in eire. yet in March 2004, Cormac McAnallen died without warning of an undetected center situation.
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