• Books and Essays

    A list of Shane’s books and long-form essays.

Books

Shane Breslin Book Rafa Nadal Makes Me Want to Be a Better Man

Book: Rafa Nadal Makes Me Want to Be a Better Man

Essays

Seán Boylan and me

This week, on RTE television in Ireland, a new documentary goes out. It’s called, simply, “Seán”, and it’s going to tell some of the story of the legendary Meath Gaelic football coach, Seán Boylan.  Perhaps you’re into US sports but you’ve got no idea about Gaelic football. Vince Lombardi is a decent comparison, and not […]

How to find your own “true north”

how to find your own true north star

The North Star, or finding one’s “true north”, is a concept that has come up a number of times in my reading and viewing in recent weeks. Two examples that come immediately to mind: 1. The Financial Times’ North Star Responding to the suggestions of a couple of friends who I asked for suggestions as […]

Rafa Nadal Makes Me Want to Be a Better Man

A personal essay about TV sport, the greatest tennis era of them all, Rafa Nadal as role model and what it means to be a man in the 21st century, from writer, podcaster and entrepreneur Shane Breslin.

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