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Old 26-01-2010, 01:52 AM
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Default Cusack and the "Irish Mail on Sunday"

Was out over the weekend and the subject of Donal Og Cusack came up in a discussion with some non - Corkonians most of whom wouldn't be his biggest fans ... While I was able to defend him on pretty much everything there was just the one question I wasn't able to handle:

Why did he sell the serialisation of his book to the "Irish Mail on Sunday" when it was this very paper (albeit in its previous life as Ireland on Sunday) that he criticised so harshly in his biography for sending a journalist into his workplace surrounding rumours about him ?
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Old 26-01-2010, 01:57 AM
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Publishers sold the rights?
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Old 26-01-2010, 09:27 AM
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Possibly cos they threatened to out him anyway, so he figured he might as well be involved in it and get his story written in the best way possible?
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Old 26-01-2010, 09:52 AM
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Filthy lucre I would say.
Cracking book though.
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Old 26-01-2010, 11:34 AM
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Possibly cos they threatened to out him anyway, so he figured he might as well be involved in it and get his story written in the best way possible?
I would say this is the most likely answer, they most probably had wind of the story and threatened to out him. As you would imagine I doubt it would have been quite so favourable to Dónal Óg.

So he probably did some sort of deal with them, that way he was able, to a certain extent, control what was written about him.

Just starting the book now, does indeed seem like a cracking book.
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Old 26-01-2010, 11:49 AM
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Please i would ask all thread subscribers not to comment any further as the Cork hurlers representatives have said they will go on strike if any more comments are made of a negative nature.They have also added that they are doing this with the interest of Cork hurling in mind and would much rather concentrate on the forthcoming season without distraction.Otherwis e they will STRIKE.Only to protect and improve things here in CORK.
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Old 26-01-2010, 12:21 PM
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This was around the time the article about Gately was written in the UK paper as well.
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Old 26-01-2010, 02:43 PM
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I would say this is the most likely answer, they most probably had wind of the story and threatened to out him. As you would imagine I doubt it would have been quite so favourable to Dónal Óg.

So he probably did some sort of deal with them, that way he was able, to a certain extent, control what was written about him.

Just starting the book now, does indeed seem like a cracking book.
Not sure if this is the case - afaik the serialisation rights were sold to the Mail. In fact they continued to publish other excerpts from the book over the course of the week in the regular Irish mail paper. Also the book came out only a few days after the original piece was written..

It is an absolutely cracking read by the way - best since Tony Adams's "Addicted" and in fact probably even better.. Enjoy it
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Old 26-01-2010, 02:50 PM
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It's a great sports book.You can only but admire the man ,his
love of hurling and sports in general.
I did fin d the book very Roy Keanesque.I heard it caused a few fellahs
to do some serious opinion reversals.
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Old 26-01-2010, 06:55 PM
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good book but he needn`t have gone into the details he did about sleeping with a lad in vietnam. i felt he let himself down there
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