Kilkenny book, 'A Sliotar For Rosie' launched in Ballyhale

Sean Keane


Sean Keane


Mountain View full for Ballyhale man's book launch

Jim Byrne with some of the well-wishers who turned out for the launch of his book ‘A Sliotar For Rosie’

Mountain View, Kiltorcan, just outside Ballyhale was full for its first ever book event on Friday night of last week.
Local man, Jim Byrne was joined by friends and family for the launch of his novel, ‘A Sliotar For Rosie’.
The story revolves around a young Irish, working class sportsman, forced to leave his beloved village for England in the early 1960s, through no fault of his own.
He even changes his name to avoid being recognised but couldn’t avoid further misfortune, forcing him to leave for Australia where he enjoyed a successful sporting and business career.
The synopsis of the book revealed that he had some wonderful intimate moments but also had dangerous and scary ones.
The book relays in a wonderful style the twists and turns his life takes and how people from his past come into his life again, love and intrigue following.
The book is on sale in Khan’s book shop, James’ Street and The Book Centre on High Street, Kilkenny; Kiernan’s of Borris, Hennessy’s in Gowran and O’Keeffe’s Thomastown.