At The End of The Day, is about retiring from the national or international stage in sport. It’s about dealing with the challenges, filling the void and moving on. It’s the story of fourteen of Ireland’s greatest ever sportspeople who’ve retired in recent years including Henry Shefflin, AP McCoy and Kenny Egan. It’s an honest and moving account of their final days be it on the pitch, on the track, or in the ring. We also hear about their greatest day and their darkest hours. We find out what they’re doing now and how they’ve coped with life after sport.
At The End of The Day
I always knew retirement would come knocking on my door someday, but when you’re a footballer, you just think you’re invincible. You don’t think about life after sport.– Damien Duff
It is hard for sportspeople to retire. You just never want to let go. – Sonia O’Sullivan
When you’re playing rugby you’re very much in the moment, so you don’t really ever think about life after sport. – Gordon D’Arcy
About the author:
Paul Byrnes is an Executive Editor with RTÉ Television Sport. He was the Series Editor of The Sunday Game from 2004 to 2016.
He’s also been Editor of RTÉ’s Rugby coverage and has worked on many of the world’s biggest sporting events. He was Acting Deputy Head of Television Sport in 2013.
He’s worked on The Late Late Show and numerous other programmes in RTÉ. He was on the team that won an IFTA in 2004 for best sports documentary ‘Final Words.’
Paul is From Oranmore in County Galway and this is his first book.