Kellie Harrington's Autobiography has surpassed five other nominees to win Eason's Sports Book of the Year.
The book, Kellie, takes the readers through Harrington's journey from growing up in the north of Dublin with an unlikely rise to greatness to winning medals at the 2016 and 2018 world championships and eventually securing a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The blurb for the book on Eason reads "Kellie Harrington grew up in Dublin's north inner city and was in danger of going down the wrong path in life before she discovered boxing. Her local boxing club was all-male and initially wouldn't let her join, but she persisted."
The @easons Sports Book of the Year in association w/ @IrelandAMVMTV winner is…
Kellie Harrington @Kelly64kg for ‘Kellie’ w/ Roddy Doyle!
Congratulations! After another big year for sport, be sure to add this to your #TBR list! 🏉📚
#APIBA #ReadersWanted pic.twitter.com/hpWqZq1rbT
— An Post Irish Book Awards (@AnPostIBAS) November 23, 2022
Kellie expressed how sitting down with acclaimed author, Roddy Doyle, was a rollercoaster of emotions and she thanked Doyle for all his hard work.
The winner was announced at the Convention Centre in Dublin last Wednesday.
The five other nominees include The Game by Tadhg Coakley, A History of the GAA in 100 Objects by Siobhán Doyle, Point to Point by Healy Racing with words by Richard Pugh, The Rodfather by Roddy Collins with Paul Howard and Life Begins in Leitrim, the autobiography of Zak Moradi, written with Niall Kelly, editor of The42.