Michael Tierney is a multi-award winning journalist, editor and writer. He is a winner of the coveted Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, the Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism, has twice been named Feature Writer of the Year at the prestigious British Press Awards and is a four-time winner at the Scottish Press Awards. He was a contributing editor to the Celtic Opus.
As a teenager he had the opportunity to become a professional footballer. Andy Dodds, an old football coach of the author's, still swears he was the best young player he has ever seen.