Author and former Cavan GAA star, Joe O'Flaherty, will be in Easons Cavan this Friday, March 9, to sign copies of his debut novel 'The Sand Hogs'. The Arva native was a member of the Ulster Championship winning team from 1964.
The book is a compelling tale that gives readers an insight into a world we might otherwise have never imagined. Set in New York City, it is a dramatic account of a resilient woman's struggles and focuses more on what isn't said, encouraging the reader to look deeper into the story. It had already been described by one critic as: 'A must read for anyone who has had to overcome challenging circumstances by relying on only their inner-strength.'
It takes its title from the term that was used to describe the legions of mainly Irish men who worked on the tunnels for the subway deep underneath the famous US city.
Today the author lives a quiet and almost reclusive-like life with his beloved wife of 50 plus years, Norma, on the outskirts of Longford town.
The book signing will take place from 12 noon to 2pm.