"Rónán Mac Con Iomaire has produced a book on the life of Seán Mannion that is simply a triumph in sportswriting and dramatic storytelling."
Conan Doherty, SportsJoe.ie
“And I have to say, without fear of contradiction, that you’d work your way through many rain forests before you’ll come across a better biography on anyone, anywhere this year. The book is beautifully written, unerringly researched & utterly gripping from start to finish.”
Dave O'Connell, Connacht Tribune
“In The Man Who Was Never Knocked Down, Rónán Mac Con Iomaire has captured Seán Mannion’s essence. It is satisfyingly life-affirming.”
Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe
“One of the nation’s most gifted boxers in history is the subject of an extraordinary new biography. It is a gripping and articulate deep dive into Mannion’s career which encapsulates the considerable standing he commanded within boxing circles.”
Maurice Brosnan, Balls.ie
“Seán Mannion was a great fighter and an even greater person. This book captures the incredible story of a proud Irishman and a proud Ros Muc man. A man with a granite chin and a heart of gold.”
Micky Ward, former WBA light welterweight world champion
"One doesn't need to be into pugilism to appreciate "Rocky Ros Muc," a documentary that is as much about roots and identity as it is a portrait of Irish American boxer Sean Mannion."
Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times