Best known as the primary sports journalist for England's The Sunday Times, this famous writer received numerous Irish and United Kingdom Sportswriter of the Year honors, as well as the 2013 Barclay's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Early in his career, he worked as a reporter and editor for Ireland's Leitrim Observer.
He was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, and he won the 2013 Irish Book Award.
Born and raised in Ireland, he later settled in England.
He wrote several books, including one about cyclist Lance Armstrong's doping scandal titled Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong.