Eight-time All-Ireland winner (and KCLR colleague) Eoin Larkin is to release his biography this October.
Titled Camouflage: My Story, the book will delve into his years with the Kilkenny hurling panel, his travels with the defence forces to Kosovo and Syria and his personal battle with depression.
The book is available to pre-order now at local and online outlets and is penned with Gaelic games writer Pat Nolan.
Larkin’s achievements on the pitch wearing the black and amber of Kilkenny put his name up there with Christy Ring, John Doyle, JJ Delaney and Henry Shefflin as legends of the agme.
While he experienced hefty battles on the pitch and overseas, his biggest fight was shrouded in secrecy until now.
As the book details, the James Stephens clubman suffered from depression.
“Day by day it crept up on him and invaded his every waking thought, to the point where suicide increasingly commanded his thoughts.”
“Caught in an unforgiving man’s world, he refused to acknowledge his problems, much less deal with them, until the day came that he could ignore them no longer.”
“What happened next provided a turning point for Larkin to confront his demons and emerge as a changed man.”
Eoin Larkin: Camouflage – My Story with look at the career of a favourite of the game and serve to further open up the very topical debate around mental health in sport.
It gets released on 24 October 2019.