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 EXIT: Journalist Paul Kimmage at the Sunday Independent Sports Off The Page Event at Elverys, Dundrum

EXIT: Journalist Paul Kimmage at the Sunday Independent Sports Off The Page Event at Elverys, Dundrum

EXIT: Journalist Paul Kimmage at the Sunday Independent Sports Off The Page Event at Elverys, Dundrum

JOURNALIST Paul Kimmage has said that Brian O'Driscoll has left key information about his life out of his recently launched book.

Kimmage was initially assigned to ghost write the former Ireland captain's autobiography and had already started on the project before the two fell out.

O'Driscoll had not even seen Kimmage's first draft of the book before he was replaced by Limerick Leader editor Alan English.

Kimmage has not read the completed autobiography but said he knows that his version would have been very different.

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"The bits that are left out that were actually very interesting, probably a bit more interesting than some of the bits that were left in," he said.

"I picked it up and I scanned it and I obviously recognise all of the words there and I pay tribute to Alan because he got the book in very difficult circumstances and he delivered the book that Brian was absolutely very happy with," he added.

Speaking on RTE, he also said that he never had the opportunity to see if O'Driscoll was happy with the direction that he was going.

"It was really interesting because when we had the blow out I was just about to deliver the first 20,000 words of the actual product to him so he never actually got to see what I made of him."

hnews@herald.ie


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