Tuesday 6 December 2016

Five books shortlisted for the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year

Published 22/11/2016 | 19:24

eir Sport has today announced the shortlist for the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year with a shortlist of five selected.

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The final shortlist includes; ‘What do you think of that?’ written by Kieran Donaghy with Kieran Shannon; Rob Heffernan's Autobiography, ‘Walking Tall’; ‘Out of Control’ by Cathal McCarron with Christy O’Connor; ‘The Battle’ by Paul O’Connell and ‘Spirit of '58’ written by Evan Marshall.

Brian Quinn, Operations Director of eir Sport commented: “We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year. It was a difficult task for the judging panel to narrow it down to five contenders this year. This shortlist reflects a diversity of writing styles and subject matters. 

“The five shortlisted books and authors will be the subject of five separate specialist programmes broadcast on eir Sport detailing their respective books. The overall winning author will receive a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned trophy and €10,000 worth of TV advertising on eir Sport.

“eir Sport wishes to commend each author and publisher who submitted books for the award with special congratulations to the five authors and publishers on the final shortlist.”

This is the second year of the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year. Last year, eir Sport and Publishing Ireland announced John Leonards ‘Dub Sub Confidential’ as the winner.

The eir Sport Sports Book of The Year is an initiative designed to recognise the very best in Irish sports writing in by seeking the best sports book published by an Irish author, or sports book with an Irish subject matter.

The winner of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year will be announced at an event in Dublin City centre on Monday, December 5.

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