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No Hiding Reviews

No Hiding by Rob Kearney

No Hiding: My Autobiography

Rob Kearney

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1 review

Imprint: Reach Sport
Publisher: Reach plc
Publication date: 22 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781911613657

Rob Kearney is the most decorated Irish rugby player in history. In No Hiding - My Autobiography he will bring to life the players, the coaches, the matches and the moments that helped define his career in this unflinching, revealing account. Written with David Walsh, the Sunday Times chief sports writer.

3 stars out of 5
10 Jan 2021

"offers up some memorable insights but it is mostly a reliable and business-like account of a life in sport"

The final page is a note of thanks to all the companies who have sponsored him over the years. Arguably this is just a courtesy, but it raises the issue of whether the book is a memoir or a marketing tool. It’s hard to blame Kearney for climbing aboard the bandwagon, but Joe Schmidt’s advice to his players about training-ground moves is perhaps apposite: keep things in your head rather than write them down. The book doesn’t rise to the heights Kearney did in his pomp, when he soared so majestically under all those Garryowens. But like the player, it’s an honest, brave, and sometimes compelling account of a sporting life.