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Interviews with Cork’s96fm and Midwest Radio

I was delighted to have been interviewed by Elmarie Mawe on Cork’s96fm Arts House programme. The great crime writer Cathrine Kirwan (and my great pal) was with me in the studio. You can listen back here.  Also interviewed by John Rea on Midwest Radio’ Sunday Show, talking about The Game on Sunday June 26th at 2.30pm.  You can listen back here (for a week, go to Sunday 2:30pm). 

The Game listed by Irish Independent

Lovely to see The Game on the Irish Independent list of: ‘The best books to read on your summer holidays’ Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh said: ‘Coakley helped me rediscover the soul of sport, while painting a rich tapestry of pivotal sporting moments in his own life. [The Game] is brave, deceptively deep, full of life lessons, and introspection in between trips to games. The dark side of sport is dissected, too … It’s all wrapped up in an unavoidable poignancy.’ Full list of books here.

Interviews on Radio Kerry and Leeside Lives Podcast

Two recent interviews: Big thanks for Donal Barry for interviewing me on his show Terrace Talk on Kerry Radio. You can listen back here, I appear at 1:28. Thanks also to Jordan McCarthy for interviewing me on his Leeside Lives Podcast. You can listen back here. 

Kieran Shannon Column about The Game

This piece about The Game by the great sportswriter Kieran Shannon of the Irish Examiner is wonderful and I’m very grateful for it. It’s entitled: Capturing the fleeting, fantastic, essence of sport: It’s all a part of The Game. You can read it here. 

Praise for The Game

I’m so grateful for the generosity of other writers, and for the kind words they have said about The Game.   Some of the praise it has received: Donal Ryan: ‘This is a towering work. … The essays ‘Miracles’ and ‘Kisses’ are two of the most beautiful, poignant and heartfelt pieces of writing I’ve ever read. Tadhg is clear-eyed, intelligent, and unrelentingly honest about the darkness that pervades the business of sport and its capacity to arouse our basest instincts … He asks the hardest of questions and delivers unflinchingly honest answers. This is no paean … it is a brilliantly forensic and startlingly objective account of the ways that sport at once transcends, debases and delineates our humanity. Tadhg admits to feeling like an outsider but he is firmly and undeniably in the inner circle of the great sportswriters. And he is clearly, though he’d probably deny it, the truest

Extracts from The Game

Thanks to all those publications who published extracts to The Game. You can read them all below: From the essay ‘Kisses’ in The Irish Times Magazine.  From the essay ‘Ekstasis’ in The42.ie and The Journal. From the essay ‘Dark Passions’ (updated) in The Sunday Independent. From the essay ‘Initiations – Longing to Belong’ in The Irish Examiner. From the essay ‘A Place Beyond Words’ on the RTÉ website. 

The Game on Bestseller Lists!

Thrilling to see The Game on the Irish Bestseller lists this weekend. Ranked first in the Sports Books category. Ranked fifth in the general non-fiction category. Thanks so much to everyone who bought The Game.

Interview in The Echo

Big thanks to Gráinne McGuinness for her piece in ‘The Echo’ about The Game, it was lovely to chat with her. You can read it in full here.     

Interview with Damien O’Meara on 2FM

I had a great chat with Damien O’Meara about The Game on the 2FM sports show ‘Game On’. You can listen back here, my interview takes place at 40 minutes in.