A-list celebrities and sports stars line-out to support Carlow author Keeva Delaney

Her book, 'The Dolls' Complaints', is available in Dunnes Stores

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Jockeys Ruby Walsh and Davy Russell have also supported the young Carlow author

Olympic Gold medallist Justin Gatlin, Munster and Ireland rugby legend Peter O'Mahony and RTÉ presenster Miriam O'Callaghan are just some of the stars to have thrown their support behind Carlow author Keeva Delaney and her new children's book. 

“The Dolls' Complaints” is a fantastic book written by the very talented 11-year-old Keeva from Ballycarney in Carlow. 

What is extra special about the book is that all proceeds from the sale of the book - which is priced at a very reasonable €8 - will go directly towards the national charity Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial support to families of children with a life-limiting condition.

Keeva - a fifth class student at Tinryland National School - came up with the idea of the book nearly two years ago while on family holiday and in the space of an afternoon had the title and contents nearly completed.

She has had Dublin and Limerick launches of her book of late with Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt appearing at the Limerick launch last week. 

"I wanted to bring toys to life and thought that dolls could have some very funny stories to tell to tell about how they feel and how they are treated," she said. 

The book centres on an 8-year-old girl who finds herself in hospital and her sister brings her in letters of complaint from her dolls at home, who miss her terribly. 

A whole host of A-list stars have taken to social media to encourage people to buy the book.