Interview on The Arts House with Elmarie Mawe

I was delighted to be interviewed by the wonderful champion of the arts in Cork, Elmarie Mawe for her show The Arts House on Cork’s 96fm and C103. We had a great chat without giving too much away about the plot of Whatever It Takes!

Everything on the Bestseller List!

I was thrilled to see the book on the list of top selling Irish sports books. It reached number four on the list on The Sunday Independent on October 18th.

Everything, the Autobiography of Denis Coughlan Published

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of Everything, the Autobiography of Denis Coughlan by Hero Books. I was honoured to work on the book with Denis and it’s something I’m really proud of. More information about the book here. The book is on sale in all good bookshops or you can buy it online here.

Leeside Lives Podcast

I was delighted to feature in Episode 17 of the Leeside Lives Podcast with Jordan McCarthy. We talked everything to do with writing and sport in a really interesting interview.

Bray Literary Festival

I featured as part of the 2020 Bray Literary Festival with Madeleine D’Arcy and Mary Morrissy. Our event (on Zoom) revolved around books of linked shorts stories and we all read from our books. I read from the origin story of The First Sunday in September which is called ‘Dúchas’.

Podcast with

I was delighted by be Number 40 in the brilliant Behind The Lines Podcast with Gavin Coooney of We had a wide ranging conversation involving donkey jackets, Nicky English, and sports fiction. My 4 picks for the episode were: “Sport”, a poem by Paul Durcan; “Prosinecki”, a short story by Adrian Duncan in a 2018 edition of Stinging Fly; A Natural, a novel by Ross Raisin; The Throwback Special, a novel by Chris Bachelder.

Interview with The Echo

Interview with The Echo I was interviewed by Chris Dunne of The Echo about Whatever It Takes. “Growing up, I would have loved an Irish sports fiction book. In the same way I would have loved a crime novel set in Cork city.”

One City One Book Launch

One City One Book Launch The Launch of Whatever It Takes as the One City One Book by Cork Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Kieran McCarthy took place in Cork City Library on 14 August. I discussed the book with the great poet and author Thomas McCarthy.

Whatever It Takes the Cork One City One Book choice

I’m thrilled to announce that my second book, Whatever It Takes has been chosen as the Cork, One City One Book choice for 2020. I’m so grateful to Cork City Libraries for this great honour. The One City One Book project transforms Cork into a citywide book club, with individuals, groups, and organisations reading one selected book, in turn building a sense of community, promoting reading and literacy.