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Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius,

31st July, 2016
Adrian Doherty: just when the young Irishman seemed on the verge of stardom, a bad knee injury scuppered his career

Sport/biography, Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius, By Oliver Kay; Quercus, €19

Adrian Doherty, the great lost hope of Irish football, once wrote a song called An Oblivious History. Its typically eccentric lyrics poke fun at a roll call of icons including John the Baptist, Friedrich Nietzsche and Muhammad Ali. The singer concludes that none of them really mattered and neither does he, which is fine...

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