Tony 10 is the story of the postman who stole EURO1.75 million from the local post office, where he was a branch manager, to fund a gambling addiction that began with a bet of EURO1 and ended with the loss of more than EURO10 million, his family, his home - and won him a prison sentence.
Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O'Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole EURO1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey, Co. Wexford. He used the money to fund a gambling addiction that began with a bet of EURO1 and eventually rose to EURO10 million, leading to the loss of his job, his family, his home - and winning him a prison sentence. This is his story.
`Remarkable.' The Sunday World
`Incredible.' The Guardian
`Read it in a day ... it pulls you in and traps you in a mix of high tension, disbelief, and sadness.' Michael Foley
`Tony 10 is probably the most compelling read of the year ... a chilling, jaw-dropping bruiser of a book.' The Irish Times
`Picked it up one Sunday morning and could not put it down - absolutely blew my doors off.' Paul Kimmage
`Gripping and insightful. Easily one of the best non-fiction books of the year.' Hot Press
`I cannot think of a more important book ever written on any aspect of Irish sport.' The Irish Examiner
`There is more drama in Chapter 10 of this book alone than you'd find in an entire year's subscription to Netflix.' Brian Boyd
`A spine-tingling tale, beautifully told.' The Irish Independent
`A brilliant, nerve-shredding account of one man's gambling addiction - and every word of it true. I highly recommend it.' Paul Howard
`A startling illustration of the silent devastation that gambling can inflict.' The Racing Post
`A stupendous piece of work.' The Sunday Independent
Declan Lynch is an author and columnist with the Sunday Independent. A prominent commentator on matters relating to sport and politics, he is also the author of te