Friday, 29 October 2010
Screaming at the Sky, the autobiography of former All-Star Clare hurler and charity activist Tony Griffin, has been shortlisted for this year’s Energise Sport Irish Sports Book of the Year Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2010.
This is the second award nomination the critically-acclaimed autobiography has received, having also been long listed for the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year Award.
Tony Griffin is a champion sportsman at the highest level - a Clare 'All Star', playing one of the world's fastest, most challenging sports - hurling. At the peak of his career and to the dismay of many, Griffin took a year out of the game and set himself an almost impossible challenge – to cycle across the second largest landmass on earth, Canada, and raise €1 million for cancer charities in memory of his late father.
In this beautifully written autobiography co- written by former Arts Journalist of the Year TJ Flynn , Tony Griffin reveals the origins of his remarkable drive and determination. It is a story of courage and of battles won and lost, both on and off the field, which marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe has described as:
“An extremely inspirational, moving and motivational read. Tony passionately shows how sport can bring all of us such strength, power and belief in times of dire need.”
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards were established in 2006 with the aim of promoting and celebrating excellence in Irish writing.
The winner of Energise Sport Irish Sports Book of the Year will be decided by a public vote and will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at Dublin’s Mansion House on 25 November. To register your vote for Screaming at the Sky, by Tony Griffin, visit www.irishbookawards.ie.
The William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year was established in 2006 to celebrate the quality of Irish sports writing. To vote for Screaming at the Sky, by Tony Griffin, visit www.irishsportsbookoftheyear.com.