Dave Langan’s Autobiography entitled ‘Running through Walls’ is set to be released on Friday September 7th 2012.
Published by DB Publishing, ’Running through Walls’ tells the story of one of Ireland’s greatest ever full-backs – Dave Langan.
A native of Ringsend, in Dublin, Dave was brought to England by the legendary Brian Clough as a teenager and went onto become one of the best young full-backs in the English game.
A record breaking move to Birmingham hampered by career threatening injuries saw him written off by many however, true to his Dublin and Irish roots, Dave fought back to defy the odds helping Oxford win promotion to the top flight and the 1986 Milk Cup.
With brutal honesty reminiscent of his playing days Dave Langan tells of his battles both on and off the field. From growing up in a close knit family in Dublin, to playing in England and the heartbreak of missing out on Euro 88 with Ireland to failed marriages and homelessness, Dave talks about having it all and then rebuilding his life from rock bottom.
“Running through Walls” is not just an insight to life as a footballer before the Premiership – it is also a rare insight into the struggles outside the comfort of the pitch.
With a footballing career and retirement in such stark contrast to that of current stars of English football, Dave Langan’s tale is certainly one to cast a bright light on the lives of footballers that just missed the financial gain and security it offers its stars today.
Co-written by Trevor Keane and Alan Conway ‘Running through Walls’ is a must read for Sport and non-sports people alike and is sure to be a smash hit across Ireland and the UK.
The book is available from all major book stores and online from the 7th September, 2012.
If you would like to interview Dave about the book, then please contact Trevor Keane (Trevor@Sportsnewsireland.com / 0035387-2176167) or Conleth Meehan (davelanganPR@gmail.com /0035386-3113031)