Andy Moran and his wife Jennifer with their children Charlotte and Ollie and Andy's mum Philomena at the launch of his book 'Andy - Lessons Learned in pursuit of glory' in TF Royal Hotel and Theatre. Photo: John Mee Photography

Launch of Andy Moran's book 'Andy - Lessons Learned in Pursuit of Glory'

Former GAA ace and twice All-Star recipient Andy Moran has had a very successful launch of his book, 'Andy - Lessons Learned in Pursuit of Glory,' in the Royal Theatre Castlebar.

Keith Higgins, Donal Vaughan, Andy Moran, David Clarke and Tom Parsons. Photo by

A big crowd turned out at the event with the launch performed by Tom Parsons, chief executive officer of the Gaelic Players Association.

The large crowd in attendance at the launch in Royal Theatre Castlebar. Photo by

It was a memorable occasion for Mayo GAA fans and many fine football stories were recalled by a panel which included former Mayo stars David Clarke, Keith Higgins and Donal Vaughan.

Joe and Eileen Togher, Castlebar, pictured with Andy Moran Photo by

Co-written by journalist Colin Sheridan, a native of Balla, the book promises to be a big seller over the coming weeks.

It is available at all local outlets and can also be purchased online at

The is a book about Mayo football - the agony and the ecstasy, the near misses, the friendships, but it has a much broader canvas.

It tells us how sport can influence every aspect of a players life; of how the game of football moulded the writer himself; of the life lessons that sport teaches all of us; and how a good coach can have a life-changing influence on a young athlete.

It is also an homage to his native Mayo, a county that has captivated the country season after season through daring deeds and epic comebacks, all in the pursuit of glory.

Mayo TD Rose Conway Walsh and Seosamh O’Maolchroin. Photo by
John Culhane, Ballinrobe, Stephen Rochford, former Mayo manager, and Liam Horan, editor of the book. Photo by
Mary Moynihan and her son James, pictured with Andy Moran. Photo by
Aga Callaghan and her son Jack being presented with their copy of Andy's book. Photo by