Testimonial Category: Tony 10 Media

Malachy Clerkin

The indelible links between gambling and sport in today’s world are a surprise to nobody and yet it’s still fairly bracing to see it all laid bare. A chilling, jaw-dropping bruiser of a book.

Hot Press

One of the best non-fiction books of the year

Associate Professor of History at UCD and Author of The Hurlers

I cannot think of a more important book ever written on any aspect of Irish sport.

Reading it has been a transformative experience.

The Racing Post

A startling illustration of the silent devastation that gambling can inflict

Daithí Ó Sé

A fascinating story

The Sunday World

Remarkable story

The Irish Examiner

Shocking, hugely readable and deeply important.

Paul Howard

‘A brilliant, nerve-shredding account of one man’s gambling addiction – and every word of it true. Would highly recommend it.

The Irish Independent

This is a spine-tingling tale, beautifully told, and at the end of the rollercoaster ride there’s even a happy ending.

The Sunday Independent

‘As hair-raising as the downfall reads, O’Reilly’s story grips to the end as a context of humanity replaces the sweat-browed hijinks.’