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Tuesday 24 April 2018

BOD's ghostwriters are no strangers to controversy

Q WHEN it comes to sports controversy, Brian O'Driscoll's two ghostwriters are no strangers to it. Paul Kimmage and Alan English worked together in 'The Sunday Times' and found themselves targeted by Lance Armstrong's legal team over allegations of doping. Both were ultimately vindicated for their journalism. Kimmage is a former professional cyclist and had numerous run-ins with Armstrong. He was known for his unrelenting lines of questioning during the Tour de France. Aside from cycling, the Dublin-born journalist has written on a range of sports, including football and rugby. He currently works for our sister newspaper the 'Sunday Independent'.

O'Driscoll's new ghostwriter Alan English is the editor of the 'Limerick Leader' and their sister paper, the 'Limerick Chronicle'. English has written several rugby books including: 'Stand Up and Fight: When Munster Beat the All Blacks' and 'Grand Slam: How Ireland Achieved Rugby Greatness – in the Players' Own Words'.

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