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McCarthy, Kevin

Kevin McCarthy is a former history teacher, now a retiredpost-primary school inspector of History he has written a number of schooltextbooks and contributed to several books about his home place, Cappoquin. Hisfirst love is sports history. His book, Gold, Silver and Green:The Irish Olympic Journey 1896-1924 was awarded the Karl Lennartz MemorialAward by theInternational Society of Olympic Historians for the best single-volume work onthe Olympic Games globally and shortlisted for the Aberdare LiteraryAward in Britain. Kevin holds a PhD in history from UCC. He has written widely on sports history for newspapers andjournals. Kevin has also appeared on a number of radio and televisionprogrammes focused on the Irish involvement at the Olympic Games, including thedocumentary No Earthly King (2012).