Kieran Donaghy wins eir Sports Book of the Year

What Do You Think Of That took the prize today.

KIERAN DONAGHY’S ACCOUNT of his life on and off the field has been named the eir Sports Book of the Year at a ceremony this afternoon.

Kieran Donaghy Kieran Donaghy's 'What Do You Think of That', was announced as the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year. As the winner, Kieran will receive a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned trophy and €10,000 worth of TV advertising on the eir Sport channels. Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

‘What Do You Think Of That’ lifts the lid on the Kerry man’s 10 year inter-county career, from All-Ireland glory to the injuries that have impacted its latter years.

The book also includes, for the first time, details of his often difficult relationship with his father and his struggles with dyslexia.

The decision to award Donaghy the prize was taken by a group of national sports journalists from a shortlist of five which also included Rob Heffernan, Paul O’Connell, Cathal McCarron and Evan Marshall.

Speaking after the announcement, Donaghy said:

I’m delighted to win this award because it means that I’ve been recognised by some of the best sports journalists in Ireland.

“The quality of Irish sport writing is so high and to come out on top this year makes me extremely proud. This is something I’ve worked very hard for so to win this award is a really special feeling.”

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