Massive Longlist For The William Hill Irish Sports Book Of The Year

Twenty Five titles have made the 2010 Longlist for the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the year including A Football Man, the memoir of John Giles and If You Don’t Know Me, Don’t Judge Me by Dan Shanahan.

Both Irish and UK publishers made the list this year with Gill & Macmillan, O’Brien Press and Mercier Press all making the longlist.

Writer Anne Holland achieved a remarkable double nomination for her books, Kinane and Sea the Stars

Tony Kenny, PR Manager for William Hill Ireland, said, ‘This year’s William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year award sees some of the biggest names in Irish sport competing for the biggest prize in Irish sports writing.  The long list again highlights the quality of sports writing we have in Ireland and with a range of sports involved it will again be a tough decision for the judges and the public, who also get the opportunity to vote online.  From John Giles and Ruby Walsh to Darragh Ó’Sé, Bernard Dunne and Lansdowne Road, the subject matter is fascinating for this year’s award.’

The judging panel includes, Kieran Holden, Sports Editor, TV3, Deric Henderson, Ireland Editor, Press Association, Eamon Dunphy, Journalist and Broadcaster, RTE, George Hook, Journalist and Broadcaster, Newstalk and RTE, Jacqui Hurley, Broadcaster and Journalist, RTE Radio Sport, Ger Gilroy, Sports Editor, Newstalk, Matt Cooper, Journalist and Broadcaster, Today FM and TV3, Ryle Nugent, RTÉ Group Head of Sport, Paul Dempsey, Broadcaster, Setanta Sports, John Duggan, Head of Sport, Today FM and Jonathan Mullin, Editor, Racing Post.

William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year – Long List
Lansdowne Road – Gerard Siggins & Malachy Clerkin
Kinane – Anne Holland
Days of Heaven – Declan Lynch
The Agony and the Ecstasy – Damien Tiernan
A Football Man – John Giles
Emerald Anfield – Keith Falkiner
The Unconquerable Keane – David Smith
Sea the Stars – Anne Holland
My Story – Bernard Dunne
My Club – Christy O’Connor
Ruby – Ruby Walsh
Screaming at the Sky – Tony Griffin
The World is a Ball – John Doyle
If You Don’t Know Me, Don’t Judge Me – Dan Shanahan
100 GAA Greats – John Scally
Sporting Legends of Ireland – Turtle Bunbury & James Fennell
Darragh, My Story – Darragh Ó’Sé
Voices from Croke Park – Sean Potts
My Father; A Hurling Revolutionary – Conor Power
Alright Aldo – John Aldridge & John Hynes
Stuttgart to Saipan – Miguel Delaney
Dail Stars – Conor McMorrow
Brothers in Sport – Donal Keenan
Gaffers: 50 Years of Irish Football Managers – Trevor Keane
Method in My Madness – Richard Dunwoody