Ken McGrath: Hand on Heart

Ken McGrath: Hand on Heart



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‘You always knew you’d have a battle with Ken – he’s a warrior. His book is a brilliant account of his hurling career and the incredible challenges he has faced since.’

Ken McGrath is an icon in Waterford and beyond. He won three All-Star hurling awards and embodied the defiance and panache that re-established his county as a hurling superpower. And in a career marked with skill and bravery in equal measure, Ken McGrath has overcome serious injuries to produce match-winning performances.

But a dazzling playing career is only half the story. In the firestorm of the downturn McGrath lost his sports shop. Then he was stricken with a brain haemorrhage and later, after months of uncertainty in hospital, he was diagnosed with a heart problem which necessitated life-saving surgery. And it is a measure of the esteem in which he’s held that one summer’s evening, at Walsh Park, almost ten thousand supporters attended a benefit game to show their appreciation for one of the greatest-ever hurlers.

Hand On Heart tells the tales of the great rivalries with Cork and Kilkenny, championship wins with Mount Sion and the on-field controversies that had everyone talking. It’s also the extraordinary and inspiring story of how Ken McGrath overcame serious illness after an incredible fight for life. As both a sporting and a human story, Hand On Heart is a truly remarkable and uplifting read.

'Ken is one of the true legends of the modern game. Supremely talented and loyal. And incredibly brave both on and off the field.'

Product Details

Published: 13th October 2016
Format: Paperback 234x153mm
Extent: 304 pages
ISBN: 9781785300752



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