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These 5 books have made the shortlist for Ireland's newest sports writing prize

Jim McGuinness’ memoir leads a GAA-heavy shortlist.

THE SHORTLIST FOR the inaugural Setanta Sports Book of the Year has been announced, with three GAA books among the five contenders still left standing.

Until Victory Always, Jim McGuinness’ memoir written with Keith Duggan, is in the running for another major accolade after collecting Sports Book of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards earlier this week.

But it faces stiff competition from two more of the year’s top GAA reads — John Leonard’s searingly honest memoir, Dub Sub Confidential, and Relentless, Mary White’s account of the Cork Ladies Footballers and their remarkable dominance.

The shortlist is completed by No Borders: Playing Rugby for Ireland, by Tom English, and historian Paul Rouse’s study, Sport and Ireland.

The winner will receive a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned trophy, and €10,000 worth of TV advertising on Setanta Sports.

The winner will be announced next Thursday, 3 December, in Dublin.

Setanta Sports Book of the Year – Shortlist

  • No Borders: Playing Rugby for Ireland - Tom English
  • Until Victory Always - Jim McGuinness & Keith Duggan
  • Dub Sub Confidential - John Leonard
  • Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers - Mary White
  • Sport and Ireland - Paul Rouse

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