Eight-time All-Ireland winner (and KCLR Sales Rep) Eoin Larkin launches his book “Camouflage” tonight in Langtons in Kilkenny.
The biography, which is released to the public tomorrow (24th October) delves 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 at local and online outlets and is penned with Gaelic games writer Pat Nolan.
Eoin has a busy week, his club James Stephens are in the Kilkenny County Senior Hurling final on Sunday where they take on the mighty Ballyhale Shamrocks.
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 game.
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.”
The launch is in Langton’s House Hotel, Kilkenny tonight with Kilkenny manager Brian Cody doing the launch at 7.30pm.
The book signing, meet and greet takes place from 8.30pm onwards.