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Published: 13:49 | 29/11/18

Shortlist for eir sport Sports Book of the Year revealed


The shortlist for the eir sport Sports Book of the Year has been announced with three titles in the running for the award.

A 23-strong longlist has been whittled down with Tony 10 by Tony O’Reilly with Declan Lynch; Fighter by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly and The Lost Soul of Eamonn McGee by Paul D.Gibson making the final shortlist.

A panel of judges will select the winner, which will be announced at an event in Dublin on Monday, 10 December.

“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 three contenders this year as it was the strongest longlist we have had to date. This shortlist reflects a diversity of writing styles and subject matters," Susan Brady, Managing Director of eir sport said.

“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 three authors and publishers on the final shortlist.”

Now in its fourth year, 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.

Philly McMahon's The Choice was named eir sport Sports Book of the Year for 2017.

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