Star sports editor's debut on Sports Book of Year shortlist

November 2nd, 2019 10:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Southern Star sports editor Kieran McCarthy pictured with his first book, Something in the Water, at the shortlist announcement for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 at the GPO on Dublin's O'Connell Street. (Photo: Patrick Bolger)

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A NEW book that champions the incredible success of Skibbereen Rowing Club has been shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Southern Star sports editor Kieran McCarthy is the author of Something in the Water, the story of how Skibbereen Rowing Club conquered the world.

The Killarney journalist goes behind the scenes to tell the story of Ireland’s most successful rowing club for the first time.

The club that brought the world Gary and Paul O’Donovan, and Ireland’s first-ever Olympic rowing medal, is full of local characters and stories, and they are all captured in this new book that’s already causing waves nationally.

The winner of the Irish Sports Book of the Year will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards’ gala ceremony in the Convention Centre in Dublin on Wednesday, November 20th. 

Readers can help by voting online for Something in the Water on the Irish Book Awards website,

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