Tipperary Selector, Damian Lawlor, Launches his Latest Book

Jayo, the autobiography of former Dublin All-Ireland winner Jason Sherlock, has recently been published and we in the Friends of Tipperary Football wish to congratulate the ghost-writer and co-author Damian Lawlor.


Sherlock, the son of an Irish mother and Asian father, grew up in Finglas and had to face racism all his life. Gaelic football, hurling, soccer and basketball offered him an escape from the daily taunts and in 1995 he suddenly was the most talked about star in Irish sport as he became the poster boy for the Dublin footballers as they claimed the Sam McGuire trophy. The book covers his rise to stardom, the daily battle with racism and his life experiences which developed within him a resilience which helped him become the man he is today.


Lawlor, from the Kilruane MacDonagh’s club, is an award-winning journalist and has excelled in his role as presenter on various shows with RTÉ, Setanta Sports and Sky Sports. His previous books include I Crossed the Line – the Liam Dunne Story, Working On a Dream – A Year on the Road with the Waterford Footballers, which was runner-up in the 2009 William Hill Sports Book awards and All In My Head, Lar Corbett’s autobiography.


Damian is currently extremely busy in his role as selector for the Tipperary under-20 football side as he makes plans with David Power, Mick O’ Sullivan, Kieran Maguire and Tommy Toomey as they prepare for the 2018 season.


We have no doubt that his latest book will go on to become one of the best-selling sports books this Christmas. You can order the book online here and it is also available in all good book stores.



Check out the hilarious wedding video Damien produced, with a little help from a few well known faces, for his brother David on his wedding day.



The Friends of Tipperary Football will be selling membership at the Clonmel Commercials Dr. Crokes game this Sunday and once again it is a very reasonably priced €20.


Membership enters each supporter into the following draws:
Two All Ireland Final Football tickets 2018
Two All Ireland Final Hurling tickets 2018
Two Tickets for each Tipperary Senior Football Championship matches 2018
Two  All Ireland Club Final tickets 2018
Two Allianz National Football League tickets for each Tipperary League match in 2018


Plus, all members will receive an exclusive car sticker.


Alternatively, if you would like to join online you can do so at www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/join