eir Sport have announced details of the longlist for the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year.

Our own Paul Byrnes, who recently published “At the End of The Day”, has been nominated for Sports Book of the Year for his account of retirement in sport, “At the End Of the Day”.

The Eir Sports Book of the Year Award

Previous winners of the award include ‘What Do You Think of That’ from Kerry footballer, Kieran Donaghy and 2015 winner, ‘Dub Sub Confidential’ from former Dublin footballer John Leonard. 

Glen Killane MD of eir TV and Sport commented; ‘Once again, the eir Sport Book of the Year has delivered a remarkably high standard of books competing for this years’ award. This year sees the highest number of autobiographies we have had over the three years of the award, offering sports fans tremendous insight into some of our most revered Irish sporting heroes.

‘Overall, the range of entries features a host of fascinating topics and subject matter with an outstanding level of writing evident across the board which make it a difficult task for our judging panel to select their shortlist and winner’

‘Finally, I would like to thank our partners at Publishing Ireland and the publishing houses throughout the country without whom this award would not be a success.’

The President of Publishing Ireland Ronan Colgan added; ‘Publishing Ireland is delighted to partner with eir Sport once again this year and together we’re looking for the best sports book to win this award which will hopefully go on to be one of the bestselling books of 2017. We would like to wish all involved the very best of luck!’

The Prize

The winning author of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year will receive a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned trophy and €10,000 worth of TV advertising on eir Sport.

At the End of the Day

 A huge congratulations are in order for Paul and best of luck.

We’re very proud to have helped him bring his book to life.


If, like Paul, you would like to publish your book, please don’t hesitate to contact Selfpublishbooks.ie