From the foothills of Sliabh Ban in Roscommon, Brian’s highly distinctive style is recognised countrywide. Having played hurling for the Rossies, his biggest regret was being unable to drag his team-mates to an All-Ireland Hurling final!

Brian has written the very successful series of 'Championship' books, detailing each GAA Championship season since 1995. He also authored 'Football Captains All-Ireland Winners', in which he interviewed every football All-Ireland winning captain from 1940 to 1993.

His favourite venue in Ireland apart from Croke Park is Semple Stadium, and Brian is already looking forward to attending the Olympic Games in London 2012.