John McNally won silver in the Olympic Games held in Helsinki in 1952 - a remarkable achievement for any man - but he was also the first Irishman to win an Olympic medal for boxing. Many believe that the medal he should have been awarded was gold and the phrase `we was robbed' could have been coined with John in mind. This is the story of a boxer who fought against overwhelming odds to escape the mean streets of Belfast to reach the heights of his sport.
"John McNally made Irish sporting history by becoming the first Irish boxer to win an Olympic medal of any colour. He was a hero. It is right to cherish sporting heroes, and this book does just that."