Irish Book Awards

Barry Geraghty with Niall Kelly

Barry Geraghty retired in July 2020 as Ireland’s foremost champion jockey. In 2009 he became the first jockey to win the big four races at Cheltenham and the English Grand National. In 2020 he won five races at Cheltenham, including the Champion Hurdle. He lives in Skryne, Co. Meath with his wife Paula and their three children.

Niall Kelly is a journalist and Deputy Editor of The42. ie. He previously worked with Philly McMahon on The Choice and with Andy Lee on Fighter.


Photo credit: Barry – Ruth Medjber

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