Tadhg is in the running for Cork Person of the Year

The Cork Person of the Year for 2020 will be announced this month, and Mallow author Tadhg Coakley is among the nominees, having jointly won the October award with Cork city author William Wall. Since retiring from his job as a librarian, Tadhg has enjoyed huge success as an author, his debut novel ‘The First Sunday in September’ winning the Mercier Press Fiction Prize in 2018. Last year, Tadhg published two books, a crime novel ‘Whatever it Takes’, and a biography of Cork GAA dual star Denis Coughlan. A prolific writer, Tadhg is currently finishing a memoir/book of essays about his life in sport, titled ‘A Place Beyond Words’, and this should be a fascinating read, as he has had a very successful GAA career with Mallow, St Colman’s and Cork.
The Cork Person of the Year Awards are the brainchild of Mallow native Manus O’Callaghan, and are a highlight of the Cork social calendar, though this year’s event cannot be held in its usual Rochestown Park venue, due to Covid-19.