About Eamon Doggett
From Meath in Ireland, Eamon has been involved in sports journalism for over five years. He studied Business and Politics at Trinity College in Dublin before pursuing a Master's Degree in Writing at NUI Galway. During his time in Galway, he contributed articles to the student newspaper, Sin, and returned to his childhood passion for fiction writing. He was the recipient of the 2019 Hennessy First Fiction Award.
After graduating from Galway, he had a short stint in accountancy before starting a job for the Irish Daily Mirror newspaper. Writing about a wide range of sports - including GAA, horse racing, golf, football, rugby, boxing, and MMA - he quickly got the opportunity to interview many sports stars and establish a large network of contacts in the industry.
If asked to identify his enduring sporting passion, however, horse racing would always be the answer. Since asking his father to put a bet on the royal blue silks of Frankie Dettori (as he liked the colour), he has always had a very keen interest in the sport. While he attended many local race meetings - Navan, Laytown, Bellewstown, and Fairyhouse - his position with the Mirror allowed him enviable access to many of the racing's most prominent figures. He has covered major events like the Cheltenham Festival and the Punchestown Festival for many years.
Along with interviewing prominent figures in the industry like Joseph O'Brien, Ruby Walsh and Jack Kennedy, Eamon has also written a series of betting-themed articles that aim to identify value for punters. With a particular obsession for the Cheltenham Festival, he hopes to steer IrishLuck readers towards sound betting strategies and plenty of winners.
Eamon's favourite horse is the reigning Champion Hurdler Honeysuckle. He 'claims' to have predicted her greatness long before it was made evident on the track.