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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. 

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.     

Piece on Sport in the Sunday Independent

Thanks to John Greene and The Sunday Independent for publishing this piece today about the darkness in sport and how we need to moderate our behaviour and manage our consumption: ‘Sport has given us so much, but maybe it’s time we thought more about what we watch.’ Here it is.   

Excerpt from The Game in The Irish Times

I was delighted to see an excerpt from my essay ‘Kisses’ from The Game in The Irish Times. Great photos by Daragh McSweeney and lovely illustrations by Fuchsia MacAree. You can read it here. 

The Game Launched!

The launch of The Game was a wonderful event. Thanks so much to Waterstones Cork for hosting and Danny Denton for doing the honours. Some photos here.

National Crime Reading Month Event

I was delighted to participate in an event to celebrate National Crime Reading Month in Cork City Libraries with Catherine Kirwan, author of Cruel Deeds and Darkest Truth. We spoke about out favourite crime novels and writers and a great crowd turned up. And here are the six books I chose! But it could have been another six by six other writers just as easily.