Episode 2809: The Second Captains Sports Book Of The Year Show
It’s one of our favourite shows every year, as Malachy Clerkin and Sinead O’Carroll are in studio to review the best sports books of 2023 – this time around, with the added wrinkle of having a book written by one of our judges on the shortlist.
We discuss Murph’s book (again), but we also reveal what other books made the shortlist – from autobiographies by Liam Brady and Carl Frampton, to Eamon Carr’s Showbusiness With Blood, and the An Post Sports Book of the Year, The Grass Ceiling by Eimear Ryan.
There’s also a word or two about the burgeoning market for kids’ sports books, boastful extracts from an Irish sports autobiography (GAA edition), and a controversial split-decision…
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