In this first of its kind collection, Sunday Independent sports editor John Greene presents a diverse range of articles from the sports desk over the last thirty years which will resonate in the minds of any Irish sports fan.
Paul Kimmage's unparalleled coverage of the 2002 World Cup campaign, including his interview with Roy Keane, David Walsh's superb 1995 interview with Aidan O'Brien, a fitting tribute to Jack Nicklaus' final Major appearance by Dermot Gilleece and Marie Crowe's poignant article on the impact of Ryan McBride's death are just some of the remarkable pieces which the reader will find in On the Seventh Day – a book where any article could be regarded as a highlight in its own right.
Featured writers include Eamon Dunphy, Joe Brolly, Brendan Fanning, Anthony Cronin, Cliona Foley, Eamonn Sweeney and Mick Doyle, covering GAA, football, rugby, golf, athletics, horse racing and boxing.
Together the pieces provide a potted history of some of Ireland's greatest sporting achievements and show how truly great sports writing will never have any difficulty standing the test of time.
About the Author
John Greene is the sports editor of the Sunday Independent. He was previously deputy sports editor for the Irish Independent, having begun his career with The Longford Leader. John was educated at St Mel's College, Longford, and has a BA from Trinity College Dublin and an MA from DCU.