THE late sports journalism legend Con Houlihan has been honoured with a sports writing award named after him, writes Luke Byrne.
Listowel Writers' Week, in conjunction with the Con Houlihan Archive and Radio Kerry, will this year present a Con Houlihan Young Sports Journalist of the Year award. It aims to foster and promote the sports writing genre and will be open to writers aged 20 or younger.
Applications for the €500 award can be a report or feature piece on a sports topic or personality. The deadline for applications is March 29. See writersweek.ie for more details.
Con Houlihan died in August last year following a distinguished career and life as a writer.
The Irish Independent is running a five-part magazine series to celebrate the life and times of the veteran journalist.
The first edition of 'Con Houlihan's Ireland' was free with last Saturday's paper and the series will continue for four more weeks.