Malachy Clerkin is the chief sportswriter of the Sunday Tribune
where he has worked since winning a sportswriting competition organised and overseen by his co-author Gerard Siggins in 1999.
He has been assured by his co-author that there was more than one entrant, but has yet to see documentary proof that this was the case.
He has covered every conceivable sporting event for the Tribune
, from Olympic Games to World Cups in soccer and rugby.