Evening Echo 2009
The Story of the Neptune and the Golden Age of Irish Basketball
What happened in Irish basketball in the 1980s was a kind of miracle. It remains one the most mysterious and uplifting episodes in Irish sports. Hanging from the rafters recalls those lost games and that period with the clarity and understanding of someone who saw it all. Fantastically well researched, this is one o the most original books ever written about a period in Irish life that too few know existed'. Keith Duggan, The Irish Times.
'In the 1980's, basketball became the game of the people on Cork's economically- stricken northside. Kieran Shannon's deeply-researched and passionate account tells a compelling story of the incendiary rivalries, shining American stars and the extraordinary ambition of an extraordinary club.' Greg Allen, RTE.
'Kieran Shannon has captured one of the great untold stories of Irish sport. Written with real passion for his subject, this is not just a terrific sports book but a fascinating piece of social history'. Denis Walsh, The Sunday Times.