Out of Our Skins by Liam HayesLiam Hayes has been a senior county footballer for ten years. In 1991, he led Meath in their heroic series of encounters with Dublin in the Leinster Championship before eventually succumbing to Down in the All-Ireland football final. This book is an account of Liam Hayes years as a Meath player, including an account of his roots in the parish of Skyrne, where he grew up and learned to play football, and of the gradual development of the Meath team into the formidable combination which won two All-Irelands, in 1987 and 1988, and which remains one of the most powerful forces in Gaelic football today.
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Out Of Our Skins By Liam Hayes
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The hero of this story is a woman. Liam Hayes is 57 now. We were good friends 30 years ago. We both wrote about sport for a living. Though he wrote for a rival newspaper he agreed to meet before the All-Ireland final in which his county would play Cork. The interview would run on the day of the game. We sat in a restaurant in the centre of Dublin and he talked about his life and the stuff that had….
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A month or so ago, when Liam first told me of the arrival of the dreaded C word on his family doorstep in Lucan, I promised to buy him a hat. And yes, I will be proud to look like a Yank on the first tee in Headfort, probably sometime next summer, but only so long as Liam is beside me on that tee-box. I know he will be. Even as a strappy teenager a couple of years ahead of us at St. My initial brief was to cover hurling matches in Meath. He covered senior club championship games -- often with the notebook in the back packet of his Skryne club shorts, so to speak.
Long hours of cancer treatment led former GAA All-Star Liam Hayes to write a psychological thriller about a woman whose days are numbered. The sports journalist, publisher and former captain of the Meath football team is in remission from a second bout of cancer. His illness inspired him to create the fictional heroine Heidi, who must grapple with knowing the date she is destined to die. Doctors have advised the new novelist his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma will return at some time in the future. My oncologist says it could come back in two weeks or two years, so it could come back at any time," he said. Out of all this uncertainty about life and death and his future came the character Heidi Wells. He said he gave the story a 'Stephen King'-type of plot in which a man informs his daughter Heidi that either she, or her twin sister Gracie, will drown on a particular date six-and-a-half years in the future.
When Liam Hayes decided to reprint his acclaimed biography, he was confronted with the old doubts that plagued him during his time as a decorated footballer on one of the most brilliant and aggressive football teams ever to win an All-Ireland. Not for the first time in his life, he felt uncomfortable with himself. But how could he? That book, printed years before GAA players began producing more volumes of literature than Charles Dickens, was the closest the public has or may ever come to a glimpse behind the dressingroom door. He was a journalist first, then a footballer, going so far as to take his notebook and pen into the dug-out for a league match against Tyrone that he was covering in his cub days with the Meath Chronicle. In , following the abrupt closure of The Irish Press Group, he began publishing newspapers himself and has floated some 11 titles since. Many Irish people too young to remember his athletic endeavours know him principally for his often provocative GAA column in the Sunday Tribune , with the Kerry football team often singled out for damning analysis.