Thursday, April 29, 2021

Aldi have chosen former Athy primary school teacher Michael Egan’s Declan Kirby GAA Star book : Championship Journey to be in their May Children’s promotion. Starting on 22/5 the first book will be spread across all their stores in Ireland. Book two which is available now at https://www.easons.com/Declan-Kirby-GAA-Star-Book-2-9780717190508

Egan’s first book, which is published by Gill Books, came out 26 March and it got off to a good start selling out on the Amazon and Eason’s online platforms within five days.

Egan says “It’s fantastic. I’m amazed at how this has all gone. I was actually speechless when it sold out of Eason’s as quickly as it did. And it’s not too often that I’m speechless! For the book to be selected as the Aldi children’s promotion for the month of May is a great privilege and honour. I’m delighted but again I would like to thank everybody in Laois and beyond for the support they have given me.”

The book is now back in stock in Eason’s and can also be purchased online at Book Station, books.ie , Dubray and Bookcentre.

A huge amount of Gaelic stars have helped with promotion in recent weeks including Stevie Mc Donnell, Andy Moran, Kevin Feely, Paddy Bradley, Noelle Healy, Eoin Cadogan, Kieran Lillis, John O’ Loughlin, Shane Curran, Evan O’ Carroll, Gary Sice, and Gareth Dillion.

The book is aimed at 7 to 12 year olds and there are three more to follow. The second book in the series Declan Kirby GAA Star: Away Days is out this Friday, 30 April and it can be pre-ordered now at https://www.easons.com/Declan-Kirby-GAA-Star-Book-2- 9780717190508 or any of the previously mentioned stores.

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